Monday, April 23, 2018
Hey Fletch … I’ve been in ministry a long time. Your XP-Seminar is unlike anything that I have attended before. I absolutely love it. The XPastor site exudes something different than most sites. What is it that is different?
DRF—Thanks so much for your gracious words. The free XPastor site has been around for over 14 years and has over 700 articles and thousands of pages of PDFs. Our aim is for articles that will stand the test of time. A good article should last at least five or ten years, often more.
Webster defines a blog as: ‘a website that contains online personal reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks, videos, and photographs provided by the writer.’ Blogs are short and wonderful snippets of thought. That is not XPastor.
XPastor presents articles of length and substance. Each one is written by a leader in their area of church expertise. They are much longer than a 150 word blog post, generally between 1,000-2,000 words, sometimes more. We don’t publish listicles of the ’10 Things You Need to Do This Week,’ with a sentence beside each one.
At XPastor, the material makes you think. It challenges you. You may not always agree with everything you read, but isn’t that how we best learn?
XPastor is free. We don’t pay people for writing their articles. It is a gift to the church around the world. To pay the rent, we host the XP-Seminar and workshops, as well as do strategic consulting with churches.
This is what makes XPastor different and effective for church leaders around the globe.