Staff Policy

There are many categories of policy on XPastor. You can find policies in some of the drop down menus, such as Ministry Strategy or Operations. You can also search for specific content in the search box, such as reviews, raises, or morale. Click here to read more about the policy pages …

45 Minute Meetings. Really???

February 27th, 2019|Comments Off on 45 Minute Meetings. Really???

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Hey Fletch … I read the Hey Fletch column on February 12 about the 45 minute meetings. This just won’t work. How am I supposed to do an annual review in [...]

Staff Not Responding to Email

February 6th, 2019|Comments Off on Staff Not Responding to Email

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Hey Fletch … I send out emails to our staff and don’t get a response. What should I do? DRF—First, make sure that your emails ask for a response. Keep each [...]

Free Material for Chaplains

January 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Free Material for Chaplains

Friday, January 25, 2019 Hey Fletch … I have a list of free resources for hospital chaplains. Perhaps some of your readers would like this information. Are you interested in seeing the list? DRF—This is [...]

Resume for a New Job

December 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Resume for a New Job

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Hey Fletch … I am currently the executive pastor and will be transitioning away from this church at the end of this month. I wanted to share my resume with you [...]

Not a Pastor, Can I Lead a Wedding?

December 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Not a Pastor, Can I Lead a Wedding?

Monday, December 10, 2018 Hey Fletch … What does the Bible say about who can perform a wedding? Are they any state or federal laws on it? I’m asking because I’ve been asked to do [...]

Two Jobs Pending

December 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Two Jobs Pending

Saturday, December 8, 2018 Hey Fletch … Believe it or not, there are two churches that have offered me jobs. One is still getting the offer letter together and I have the offer from the [...]

Asking for a Raise

November 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Asking for a Raise

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Hey Fletch … I’m in the process of asking for a raise. However I do not know what is appropriate for my job title, years of experience and location. I need [...]

The Role of Care Pastors

November 20th, 2018|Comments Off on The Role of Care Pastors

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Hey Fletch … I want to ask you about the structuring of our adult care ministry. We are a church of two campuses, with our main campus having 3,000 people per [...]

Cancel the Job Posting

October 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Cancel the Job Posting

Monday, October, 29, 2018 Hey Fletch … We need to cancel our job posting on XPastor. We placed a job on XPastor for a three month period. Exactly three months to the date, we [...]

Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Update

October 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Update

California has recently updated the requirements for sexual harassment prevention training. Your state may have similar regulations. The bottom line---train all staff. Tiffany Henning at HR Ministry Solutions, XPastor's go-to resource for HR information, [...]

Supervising a Friend

September 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Supervising a Friend

Thursday, September 27, 2018 Hey Fletch … I have a dilemma. It’s a strange problem and I’m struggling with it. As the XP, I am both a close friend and supervisor to a staff [...]

Staff Member Joking About Raises

September 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Staff Member Joking About Raises

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Hey Fletch … I have a staff member who constantly makes jokes about getting a raise. The first few times it was kinda funny, but now the humor has worn [...]

360 Reviews for Senior Pastors

September 19th, 2018|Comments Off on 360 Reviews for Senior Pastors

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Hey Fletch … Do you have any experience or connection with a church that has employed a 360 type evaluation of the Senior Pastor? DRF—While I have done 360 reviews, [...]

How to Become a Pastor in Scandinavia

September 18th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Become a Pastor in Scandinavia

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Hey Fletch … I am becoming more and more interested in becoming a pastor. I am not sure what the best route would be. What do you advise? DRF—This is [...]

My Resume

September 17th, 2018|Comments Off on My Resume

Monday, September 17, 2018 Hey Fletch … I’d like to become an XP. Could you take a look at my resume and give me some thoughts? DRF—I would be pleased to review your resume. [...]

How Often Do Campus Pastors Preach?

August 9th, 2018|Comments Off on How Often Do Campus Pastors Preach?

Thursday, August 9, 2018 Hey Fletch … Quick question—from your experience gained through XPastor or otherwise, do you have a sense on how often a campus pastor typically teaches in a video-venue model where the [...]

How Important is the Leader of Evangelism?

August 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on How Important is the Leader of Evangelism?

Thursday, August 2, 2018 Hey Fletch … How important is the leader of evangelism? What are the top three areas that the leader should be driven to succeed? DRF—There are many titles for people who [...]

A Private Hallway Conversation

July 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on A Private Hallway Conversation

Sunday, July 22, 2018 There you are in the hallway. A friend joins you and before you know it, you are having a confidential conversation. The problem is that you are in a public space. [...]

Hiring a Care Pastor

July 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Hiring a Care Pastor

Thursday, July 19, 2018 Hey Fletch … I was in a class of yours in the Doctor of Ministry program at Dallas Seminary. As Senior Pastor of our church, we’re hiring a care minister. [...]

Is My Resume Top-Notch?

July 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Is My Resume Top-Notch?

Thursday, July 12, 2018 Hey Fletch … I have been in management for over 25 years and now feel God’s call to move into an Executive Pastor position. I would like your help with making [...]

How Do You Treat Administrative Assistants?

June 28th, 2018|Comments Off on How Do You Treat Administrative Assistants?

Thursday, June 28, 2018 Hey Fletch … How do you treat administrative assistants? DRF—Sometimes email is remarkably incomplete. There must be a huge story behind your question. Let me share a couple of thoughts about [...]