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 would like some information on coaching for new executive pastors.

DRF—Congratulations on your new position. You have plenty of years in ministry to know how church works, and now you have an entirely new leadership role ahead for you.

There are several levels of coaching:

  • You can always start out with the hundreds of free online XP articles
  • Some use the XP courses as a way to get perspective
  • I only do Level 2 coaching which is deep one-on-one strategizing for one ministry year cycle. I focus on our national events, books and do strategic coaching with only a few people each year.

In churches of all sizes, the role is large and complex. Learn the nuances of the “business brain plus pastoral heart.”