Firing

Sometimes a staff member isn’t a good fit for a position and sometimes the position needs to be eliminated. How do you let a person go and preserve their dignity? When do you give them two months notice, two weeks notice or immediately walk them to the door?

Questions for Reference Checks

May 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Questions for Reference Checks

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Hey Fletch … Are there any limits to the questions we can ask in a reference call? I ask because I used to work for a para-church organization and was involved [...]

Hiring Questions

May 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Hiring Questions

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Hey Fletch … I have a question about hiring a new staff member. I am the lead pastor at my church and have never been on this side of the hiring [...]

Sabbaticals

April 5th, 2019|Comments Off on Sabbaticals

Friday, April 5, 2019 Hey Fletch … After 60 years of our church’s history, 28 years on the pastoral staff, our leadership has granted a 12-week sabbatical for our Senior Pastor. We have the material [...]

Bullying and Harassment

March 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Bullying and Harassment

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Hey Fletch … An article on XPastor mentions a doctoral dissertation by Dr. Art Hunt, I Never Expected This Would Happen To Me. I would be very grateful if you [...]

Issues with Assistant for a Blind Pastor

January 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Issues with Assistant for a Blind Pastor

Thursday, January 24, 2019 Hey Fletch … Our church is processing what I learned at the workshop on Smart Money for Church Salaries. We are trying to come to grips with part-time employees not being [...]

Compensation Ideas

January 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Compensation Ideas

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Hey Fletch … I need some help on compensation ideas for staff. Ideas? DRF—That is a huge topic! Here are two ideas for you. Check out the video of the [...]

Volunteer Hours for Emergency Relief

December 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Volunteer Hours for Emergency Relief

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Hey Fletch … I’m wondering if our non-exempt staff can put in extra hours during an emergency. Do they have to be paid for this? I found this online as it [...]

Is the Associate Pastor Title Still Used?

December 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Is the Associate Pastor Title Still Used?

Monday, December 3, 2018 Hey Fletch … At the SoCal Smart Money for Church Salaries workshop, I noticed that the title Associate Pastor did not come up. You mostly mentioned the titles of SP, [...]

Data on Health Benefits for Pastors

December 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Data on Health Benefits for Pastors

Saturday, December 1, 2018 Hey Fletch … I read your column from Monday, October 22, 2018 on “Poll of Church Health Insurance Benefits.” As you have looked into this, were you able to find [...]

Paid Time for Classes

November 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Paid Time for Classes

Saturday, November 10, 2018 Hey Fletch … If a church requires its ministry staff to attend a course, such as a discipleship class, after hours, 3 hours a week for 12 weeks, is the church [...]

Smart Money for Church Salaries in 2019?

November 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Smart Money for Church Salaries in 2019?

Friday, November 9, 2018 Hey Fletch … I am new to being an XP and to the XPastor.org website. I’m so glad to have found it. I am very interested in the Smart Money for [...]