All Policies

There are many categories of policy on XPastor. You can find policies in some of the drop down menus, such as Operations, Finance, Staffing and Ministry Strategy. You can also use the search box on one of the following terms; there are many other terms … these are just to get you started:

Communications: Web, SAAS, Technology
Finance: Credit Cards, Financial, Fund-Raising, Legal, Risk Management
Governance: Elders, Deacons, Constitution
Staffing: Employment Manual, Ordination, Reviews, Restructuring, Sabbatical, Succession Plan
Facility: Emergency, Security, Health
Ministry: Benevolence, Care, Children, Youth, Community Impact, Marriage, Divorce, Missions, Restoration, Sexual Offender Policy, Weddings, Women, Worship
Vision & Values: Goal Setting, Ministry Planning

Oops, Needed a Bonfire Permit

Friday, January 18, 2019 Hey Fletch … One of our youth pastors asked his campus pastor if he could have a bonfire at an event on their campus. The campus pastor granted permission. Neither of [...]

Announcements for Benevolence Offerings

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Announcements for Benevolence Offerings Hey Fletch … I read the recent “Hey Fletch” column about the benevolence offering for the woman with cancer. I get that donations cannot be earmarked [...]

Mandated Reporting of Sexual Abuse

Thursday, August 16, 2018 Hey Fletch … I’ve been reading in the “Hey Fletch” columns about sexual abuse. Normally I think of that as between an adult and a minor. What about sexual activity between [...]

Sexual Abuse in the Church

Friday, August 3, 2018 Hey Fletch … Do you have any articles concerning sexual abuse policies in the church?  Also, when are you going to be in Long Island this fall for the Smart [...]

What Is Grooming in Sexual Abuse?

Tuesday, July 24, 2018Hey Fletch … In the area of sexual abuse, I heard the term “grooming.” What does this mean?DRF—That term took me aback when I first heard it. I’m not an expert in [...]

Emergency Response Plan

Saturday, June 23, 2018 Hey Fletch … Can you review our Emergency Response Plan? We are struggling with how to address three main issues: suicide prevention, an active shooter and fire. DRF— In that question, [...]

Urgency Mode in Email

Thursday, May 31, 2018 Hey Fletch … I have a grid of how staff can send me emails to get my attention. I created a four-part numbering system. This lets me immediately know how [...]

Emergency Preparedness For Churches

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Hey Fletch … I used this XPastor.org article for doing research on a plan for our church: ‘Emergency Preparedness For Churches.’ Can you expand on the ideas? DRF—This is a [...]

Building Emergency Response Team Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church—items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and Policies. Below is the Building Emergency Response Team Policy from Westwood [...]

Passwords, Computers and Security

Thursday, March 1, 2018 Hey Fletch … I can’t log into XPastor to get the stuff that I purchased. Can you help? DRF—Many of us have several email addresses, such as church, personal and [...]

No Response to Emails

February 9, 2018 Hey Fletch … Some of our junior staff are terrible at responding to emails. They say, “our generation likes texts.” One staff member took a month to get me his annual [...]

Cell Phone Policy

January 19, 2018 Hey David … I'm working on our church’s cell phone policy and wondering if you have any resources that address that? DRF—Here is some policy thoughts on that: “Cell phones are [...]

Teaching Sensitive Topics Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church—items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and church policies. Below is the Teaching Sensitive Topics Policy from Trinity Lutheran Church [...]

Personnel Policies and Procedures

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church—items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and church policies. Below is the Personnel Policies and Procedures from Parma Heights Baptist [...]

Employee Handbook

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and church policies. Below is the Employee Handbook from Foothills Christian Church in El Cajon, [...]

Human Resource Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and church policies. Below is the Human Resource Policy from Seven Mile Road Church in [...]

Personnel Policies

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and church policies. Below are the Personnel Policies from Central Baptist Church of Hixon, [...]

Opportunity Profile

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and church policies. Below is the Opportunity Profile for the Director of Worship [...]

Salary Grid Example

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is a sample of a Salary Grid from a [...]

Playground Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes a document called CPSC Public Playground Guidelines. This 57-page tome has tons of practical information. While not all of the information will pertain to your church, there is a wealth of [...]

Sabbatical Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the 2005 Sabbatical Policy of the Westminster Church of [...]

Sabbatical Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and church policies. Below is the Sabbatical Policy from Bel Air Presbyterian Church [...]

Facebook and Blogging Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Facebook and Blogging Policy of Northshore Christian Church [...]