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So you’ve switched from the business world to the church world … and have taken on a new set of challenges and rewards. Here are articles from some XPs that have already walked that road and have willingly shared their experiences with you.

Every Church’s Business Environment is Complex

September 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Every Church’s Business Environment is Complex

Whether a church has 100, 1,000 or 10,000 people, the business of church is complex. According to industry research, there are approximately 300,000 churches in the United States. Of those 300,000 ninety percent have [...]

From Business Executive to Executive Pastor

May 5th, 2017|Comments Off on From Business Executive to Executive Pastor

A variety of paths can lead to the role of executive pastor (or executive director) in a church. One of the most common is the businessperson who is already a volunteer leader in the [...]

Not for the Faint Hearted …

May 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Not for the Faint Hearted …

My first ninety days as an Administrative Pastor at my church was not for the faint hearted. Take your pick of the more interesting opportunities for growth that I experienced in my new position in [...]

A Shameless Plug for XPastor Online Courses

November 13th, 2013|Comments Off on A Shameless Plug for XPastor Online Courses

To all my fellow XP’s out there---many who, like me, have come out of marketplace---I say, “If you 'wanna learn' what you need to know to be an effective pastor, administrator, leader, and coach, look [...]

Executive Pastor or Administrator?

December 7th, 2012|Comments Off on Executive Pastor or Administrator?

An examination of hundreds of responses to the Executive Pastor Indicator (which has become the People Patterns Indicator) documented some of the differences between Executive Pastors and Church Administrators. Many churches have both of these [...]

Executive Pastors’ Perception of Leadership and Management Competencies Needed for Local Church Administration

December 6th, 2012|Comments Off on Executive Pastors’ Perception of Leadership and Management Competencies Needed for Local Church Administration

The following is a dissertation written by an Executive Pastor. To aid in making the information more readable on the web, the footnotes have been removed. To view footnotes, charts, Appendices and the Reference List, [...]

Leading with a Business and a Ministry Response

December 6th, 2012|Comments Off on Leading with a Business and a Ministry Response

Here’s the situation. Your giving to the General Fund is down, not to mention missions and other special giving. Some of your people are losing their jobs, and many others are in fear of that [...]

Strangers in a Strange Land: The Corporate Refugee

December 6th, 2012|Comments Off on Strangers in a Strange Land: The Corporate Refugee

We are truly "strangers in a strange land." In Robert A. Heinlein’s Hugo Award winning science fiction novel by that title, the main character, Valentine Michael Smith, returns to Earth as an adult after being raised on [...]