First Six Months

As a new XP, where do you start? What will be the actions that will bring you lasting success in ministry? Below are some articles from experienced XPs, outlining some of the steps to take, as well as the actions to avoid.

Shooting for the Top … Almost

April 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Shooting for the Top … Almost

I believe in the Executive Pastor position to my core. There is tremendous value that an Executive Pastor can offer a church. God has been preparing me for this role my entire life and [...]

The Changing Face of the Executive Pastor Role

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on The Changing Face of the Executive Pastor Role

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, [...]

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 [...]

Book Review: The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan

August 1st, 2015|Comments Off on Book Review: The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan

The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results, written by George Bradt, Jayme Check and Jorge Pedraza, is a book about helping executives succeed in transition. [...]

Five Lessons I’ve Learned in My First Eighteen Months as XP

July 12th, 2015|Comments Off on Five Lessons I’ve Learned in My First Eighteen Months as XP

As was mentioned in the title, I’ve learned five lessons during my first eighteen months as an Executive Pastor. In order to provide some context, I will briefly state my ministry experience. My background has