XPastor—Help for Leading and Managing the Church 2017-07-20T12:16:56+00:00

XPastor is a global tool for churches of all sizes. We help those who make leadership decisions in the local church: Executive Pastors, Lead Pastors, staff and governing board members. Enjoy over 650 free articles and thousands of pages of PDFs …

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This is the covenant that I will establish …
I will put my laws in their minds
and I will inscribe them on their hearts.
Hebrews 8:10

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March 2017

Executive Pastor – Maple Grove, Minnesota

By | March 1st, 2017|

The Grove Church (formerly Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church) in Maple Grove, Minnesota, is seeking its next Executive Pastor. This is an opportunity to join a healthy staff team and congregation that is on the cusp of [...]

February 2017

Church Event Planning Toolkit

By | February 13th, 2017|

Deborah Ike is a regular author on XPastor.org, contributing some fantastic articles over the last few years. Based on her experience in helping churches and as a professional project manager, Deborah shares her approach to making [...]

ECFA Website and Two Free Booklets

By | February 13th, 2017|

Our friends at the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability have launched their new website, www.ecfa.church. Their site has plenty of great information and is a place of "enhancing trust in churches." The build out of their ChurchEXCEL [...]

2017 National Church Compensation Survey

By | February 12th, 2017|

Our friends at Christianity Today just announced the 2017 National Church Compensation Survey. This survey enables CT to form the Compensation Handbook for Church Staff resource, which XPastor highlights on a regular basis. Participate in the confidential [...]

January 2017

Clarifying the XP Role

By | January 17th, 2017|

“And all other duties as may be assigned.” This is commonly the last line in a job description, but the practical reality for many second chair leaders is that this is their first responsibility. This [...]

December 2016

Captivating Church Changers

By | December 16th, 2016|

It’s a dirty word in some circles. “They mostly grow by transfer.” This critique implies that the church is not reaching people with the gospel, just “stealing” people from other churches like TMobile does to [...]

Launching Strong: Five Key Strategies

By | December 16th, 2016|

A record number of new churches are launching across North America. Most will initially choose to meet in a rented facility---often a school, movie theater or community center. While church is never only about the [...]

November 2016

Church Staffing Firms: What Are the Options?

By | November 2nd, 2016|

The church is not properly educated when it comes to understanding what their options are in hiring a pastoral staffing firm. Until recently, there was really only one option: Retained Pastoral Search Firms. Understanding the [...]

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