Ten Year Planning

What do you think God wants the body life of your church to look like in ten years?  The same as it does now? Hopefully not! In order to grow, either spiritually or numerically, you need to have a plan of how to get from Point A to Point B. This plan shouldn’t be a “secret plan” but should be known by the staff and elders … and even the congregation.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Going to Bethlehem

December 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Going to Bethlehem

Monday, December 24, 2018 DRF—Today, the best “Hey Fletch” is to share what Dr. Luke records … Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus to register all the empire for taxes. [...]

Understanding the Pentecostal Movement

December 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Understanding the Pentecostal Movement

Friday, December 7, 2018 Hey Fletch … I am in a search of understanding “The Pentecostal Movement.” Can you tell me about that movement? Is there a website or something I can read to [...]

Please Support Me

December 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Please Support Me

Thursday, December 6, 2018 Hey Fletch … I am senior pastor in Kenya. We face financial problems in our small church. A salary for me is just a dream. We kindly request if any assistance. [...]

Is It Hard to Launch a Ministry Website?

December 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Is It Hard to Launch a Ministry Website?

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Hey Fletch … Who set up the XPastor.org website? I’ve explored the XPastor site and like how it is set-up. I’m currently serving on the board of a ministry. They tasked [...]

Calls from Angry Church Members

November 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Calls from Angry Church Members

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Hey Fletch … I’m new to dealing with church relationships. Sitting in the Director of Finance chair, I receive calls from disturbed congregants. I struggle with this. I don’t understand how [...]


November 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22, 2018 DRF—As it is Thanksgiving day in the United States, let me give thanks. Thanks to the many readers of the “Hey Fletch” column. Thanks to those who have sent in questions [...]

Hard Rock, Metal Band at XPastor?

November 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Hard Rock, Metal Band at XPastor?

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Hey Fletch … Faith Head is an alternative hard rock/metal band whose lyrics have a Christian worldview about modern issues. Faith Head’s debut album “Are you a Faith Head?” landed at [...]

New Leaders and New Decisions

November 7th, 2018|Comments Off on New Leaders and New Decisions

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Hey Fletch … We are bringing in a new leader to a ministry area in our church. We are hoping that this new person can bring fresh insight and make needed [...]

Interim Pastors

October 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Interim Pastors

Saturday, October 27, 2018 Hey Fletch … I am an intentional interim pastor working with Interim Pastor Ministries. In the past 7 years, I have served 4 different churches, 3 of which had their [...]

Do Not Harden Your Hearts in Rebellion

October 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Do Not Harden Your Hearts in Rebellion

Friday, October 26, 2018 Hey Fletch … I need your help with Hebrews 3:12-15. I think God, through the writer of Hebrews, is warning against unbelief and hardness of heart. Is there a better [...]

Online Forum on XPastor

October 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Online Forum on XPastor

Friday, October 19, 2018 Hey Fletch … You and I met through some XP forums a while back when I was the XP at my former church. I've recently moved on to a new church [...]

Millennial Wants Impact

October 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Millennial Wants Impact

Friday, October 12, 2018 Hey Fletch … I’m a young millennial and working in a great job. The money is good, the business is fine and I’m learning a lot. Yet, I’m wondering how [...]

Finding Volunteers for the Band

September 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Finding Volunteers for the Band

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Hey Fletch … We had a recent win! Last month, for the first time in many months, we had a full band. We stumbled into it without any great strategy [...]

Paid Articles on XPastor?

September 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Paid Articles on XPastor?

Monday, September 10, 2018 Hey Fletch … I work as a freelance writer and with brands looking to promote their content on sites like XPastor. What are your policies for brand collaboration? Most often the [...]

Recordings of the XP-Seminar?

August 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Recordings of the XP-Seminar?

Saturday, August 18, 2018 Hey Fletch … I’m a new XP and would love to listen to past sessions of the XP-Seminar. Do you record them? DRF—One year we purchased some thumb drives that had [...]