Articles on Strategy

Every church needs to have a strategy of how they want to do ministry. Foundational in deriving your strategy is your church’s culture and your place in the church universal in delivering the gospel to the lost. What is your ministry strategy?

Watch Out for Boards Asleep at the Wheel

August 5th, 2019|Comments Off on Watch Out for Boards Asleep at the Wheel

Golden Opportunities Are Missed When a Board’s Eyes Are Wide Shut It was a Busby family vacation trip to Texas. The afternoon we drove from Houston to Dallas is still etched in my memory. [...]

To Co-Lead or Not to Co-Lead?

June 7th, 2019|Comments Off on To Co-Lead or Not to Co-Lead?

Shared leadership at the helm of any organization, especially the ever-growing model of co-lead pastors in a church, can be a huge blessing when successful. However, it has the potential to be quite catastrophic [...]

Becoming a Healthy Church

June 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Becoming a Healthy Church

What will it take for your church to become a healthier church? Given the realities of your particular ministry setting, how will you begin that process? If you were to start that process today, [...]

Registered Agents with Our State

May 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Registered Agents with Our State

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Hey Fletch … I would like to say that the XPastor website is awesome! My church has changed the treasurer for the church. Is it necessary to make an amendment [...]

Five Common Problems in Multisite Churches

April 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Five Common Problems in Multisite Churches

When the modern multisite practices were started, I had the happy accident of being around. Working with our team at Leadership Network, we set up a gathering of 100 or so practitioners in Chicago [...]

Millennials and Discipleship

April 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Millennials and Discipleship

Thursday, April 4, 2019 Hey Fletch … I’m a millennial and thinking about the call to prioritize and pursue discipleship in my own life, both upwards and downwards. Do you have any articles that I [...]

Help for Ministry Strategy

March 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Help for Ministry Strategy

Friday, March 29, 2019 Hey Fletch … I found your site on a Google search and was impressed with all of the resources and tools to help pastors. You're awesome! I have a question [...]

Church Metrics

February 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Church Metrics

Thursday, February 21, 2019 Hey Fletch … I am wondering if you have any suggestions on books that show the importance of “Knowing Your Numbers.” I have found that keeping my finger on the pulse [...]

45 Minute Meetings

February 20th, 2019|Comments Off on 45 Minute Meetings

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Hey Fletch … I heard you say once that you often limit meetings with staff to 45 minutes. Can you explain that to me? DRF—Your memory is better than mine. I [...]

Free E-Book on Smart Succession

February 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Free E-Book on Smart Succession

Dave Travis has a great e-book on Smart Succession. This is available for a free download from this page. Dave successfully steered Leadership Network for many years and now is the Director of Strategic Counsel [...]

New Web Name for Our Church

February 4th, 2019|Comments Off on New Web Name for Our Church

Monday, February 4, 2019 Hey Fletch … We are wanting to come up with a new url for our church. What are your thoughts on what would be effective? DRF—Many churches go with the name [...]

Church and School Issues

January 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Church and School Issues

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Hey Fletch … We are seeking some consulting regarding our church and a school we have. We are trying to make strategic decisions regarding the school and looking for a consultant [...]


January 14th, 2019|Comments Off on Interns

Monday, January 14, 2019 Hey Fletch … We are beginning to think about interns for the summer. Can we pay an intern a monthly salary and have them work as many hours as needed? DRF—Interns [...]

A New Year

January 1st, 2019|Comments Off on A New Year

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Enjoy two passages as you think about the new year. For everything there is an appointed time, and an appropriate time for every activity on earth. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Brothers and [...]

While in Bethlehem

December 25th, 2018|Comments Off on While in Bethlehem

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 DRF—Today, the best “Hey Fletch” is to share what Dr. Luke records … While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to [...]