Growing as an XP

Everyone that breathes should be continuing to learn and grow. Below are articles aimed to get you to thinking … and changing … and growing.

Questions for an XP Interview

March 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Questions for an XP Interview

Thursday, March 28, 2019 Hey Fletch … Good afternoon, I am interviewing for an XP role in a church in another city in Europe. I am part of the shortlist of 3 people. Can [...]

Value of Courses

February 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Value of Courses

Monday, February 25, 2019 Hey Fletch … I am super excited to take your courses on XPastor! I am a worship pastor of 30 years who is looking to make a change in leadership. Is [...]

New XP and Coaching

February 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on New XP and Coaching

Friday, February 22, 2019 Hey Fletch … I am a new executive pastor at our church and recently took over this position. I have been a youth and family pastor for many years. I [...]

Residency Program for XPs?

February 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Residency Program for XPs?

Friday, February 15, 2019 Hey Fletch … I read the Hey Fletch column of January 28 and was intrigued about the potential of a residency program. I’d love to be in one to learn how [...]

Want To Become an XP

January 31st, 2019|Comments Off on Want To Become an XP

Thursday, January 31, 2019 Hey Fletch … I am looking to make a career change and looking for Executive Pastor positions. I was referred to you and thought I'd reach out to see if we [...]

XP Residency Program

January 28th, 2019|Comments Off on XP Residency Program

Monday, January 28, 2019 Hey Fletch … I’m looking for a church that could train me as an XP. I’d like to get hands on training about how to be an XP. While I have [...]

Is There Still Room for Me at the XP-Seminar?

January 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Is There Still Room for Me at the XP-Seminar?

Saturday, January 26, 2019 Hey Fletch … I have done an excellent job of procrastinating and haven’t enrolled in the XP-Seminar. Do you have room for one more? DRF—You are cutting it close, so very [...]

XP Job Description 

January 21st, 2019|Comments Off on XP Job Description 

Monday, January 21, 2019 Hey Fletch … I've been asked to take on the role of XP at our church. Would you be willing to review this job description and provide feedback? DRF—Congratulations on the [...]

Networking with other XPs

January 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Networking with other XPs

Thursday, January 17, 2019 Hey Fletch … I’m feeling a little dry and out of contact with other XPs. What can you suggest to help me get connected with people leading churches of a [...]

Which of the 30 Workshops Is Best for Me?

January 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Which of the 30 Workshops Is Best for Me?

Thursday, January 10, 2019 Hey Fletch … I see that you are having over 30 workshops at the XP-Seminar. I’m already enrolled and am excited to be back. Give me some insight on which ones [...]

Running a Church

January 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Running a Church

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Hey Fletch … I’ve been reading the columns for a while. It seems like you know so much about churches. I would say that ‘Fletch knows how to run a church.’ [...]

When Will You Be in Dallas Again?

December 31st, 2018|Comments Off on When Will You Be in Dallas Again?

Monday, December 31, 2018 Hey Fletch … I like the XPastor site and would like to attend you next event. When will you be back in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and how can I register? [...]

Leading a Church Staff is Like Herding Cats

December 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Leading a Church Staff is Like Herding Cats

Thursday, December 20, 2018 Hey Fletch … I’m about to become the XP in our church. I’ve never had a church position before and several people tell me it is like herding cats. Really? DRF—Popular [...]

For-Profit Background

December 19th, 2018|Comments Off on For-Profit Background

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Hey Fletch … A friend referred me to you. I’m currently working as a CFO of a church but that is coming to an end soon. I have lots of [...]

Start-up Manual for New XP?

December 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Start-up Manual for New XP?

Thursday, December 13, 2018 Hey Fletch … I was an XP over 20 years ago in a startup role when two churches merged. It has about 1,400 attenders. Since then I’ve been teaching in [...]

Looking for Nine Years for a Ministry Position

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Looking for Nine Years for a Ministry Position

Thursday, November 15, 2018 Hey Fletch … What if one has been looking for nine years and submitted resumes to over fifty different churches with very few interviews. What should I do? DRF—I’m sorry to [...]

I Didn’t Get the Job

October 20th, 2018|Comments Off on I Didn’t Get the Job

Saturday, October 20, 2018 Hey Fletch … The church decided to go with an XP from a really large church. So, I didn’t get the job. Do you have any thoughts for me as [...]

New XP in the First 100 Days

October 17th, 2018|Comments Off on New XP in the First 100 Days

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Hey Fletch … I was recently promoted inside my church to the XP role. I'm looking for a recommendation for a book that deals with the transition to a new [...]

Learning Online To Be an XP

October 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Learning Online To Be an XP

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Hey Fletch … I see your online courses have credit hours. Does this lead to some type of certification? Are there any discounts for bundling? Thanks for your assistance! DRF—XPastor’s online [...]

Church Hired Someone Else

October 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Church Hired Someone Else

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Hey Fletch … After a long process, I learned that the church is not going to hire me as the XP. The are hiring someone else. The church wants to keep [...]

When to Apply for an XP Position?

September 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on When to Apply for an XP Position?

Saturday, September 22, 2018 Hey Fletch … I am looking to improve and learn additional skills to become an XP. In the mean time, is it appropriate to apply for an XP position? DRF—I [...]

Networking with XPs

September 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Networking with XPs

Friday, September 14, 2018 Hey Fletch … I’d like to learn more about the XP role and perhaps become an XP. You recommended getting into a network with XPs. Right now, I only know one [...]