A longtime XP discusses what is changing for a position once limited to large churches, an interview with David Fletcher by Matthew Branaugh … You have served as a pastor for more than 35 years, including 17 years as an executive pastor. What three things are vastly different now about the role than when you first started?
These three stand out to me:
  • Complexity. Laws, rules, and best practices have multiplied like rabbits. Churches now have more congregants and larger staffs. The intersection of these factors is called complexity.
  • Cost of personnel. Health insurance was never inexpensive. Now it is a major factor in budgeting for full-time staff. Churches now hire more part-timers as a result.