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 [...]