Friday, March 30, 2018

Hey Fletch … I’ve heard you might provide coaching for new XPs. If that’s the case, how do you structure the coaching experience and how much does it cost?

DRF—Great to hear from you. Coaching for new XPs is vital! The first year has a huge learning curve. Essentially, the XP role is an interdisciplinary one and XPs have lots of hats to wear. Those hats range from working with the SP & Board, HR to Legal, Operations to Facilities, Tech to Communications, Strategy to Tactics, Annual Reviews to Annual Budgets, Ministry Oversight to working with Ministry Staff.

I see from the church’s website that you are the Senior Pastor. Are you bringing someone in from the outside, promoting a staff person or hiring a congregant? Each one of those scenarios has a completely different flavor.

The structure of coaching always begins with at least two months of weekly phone calls. Depending on the church, I can do a one-day audit to kick start the process. Then, depending on the need, the development process often is in weekly or every other week calls. Assignments are given each week, as that contextualizes the process and enhances the value for the church.

Is this the type of coaching that you are looking to have in your church? As for the price, I tailor that to the church and need—and I try to help growing churches as much as possible.

It would be a joy to help you and hone your church’s ability to serve the King.