February 15, 2018

Hey Fletch … I would love to know if you have any further comments on the Elder Job Description on XPastor. I’m interested your ideas on the role of discerning and setting vision. Is this with the Senior Pastor who then shares with the elders, or is it with all the Elders?

DRF—There isn’t one-size fits all. Some churches have a shared style of creating vision. Many have the Senior Pastor create the vision and then have the Elders processes it and (hopefully) agree with it. Some churches have other leaders, such as the Executive Pastor, create the vision—then often the Senior Pastor shares it from the pulpit.

I’m coaching a guy currently on this. Part of our time over the next several months will be talking through how to do it best in their church. Each church and circumstance is unique.