Monday, April 30, 2018

Hey Fletch … I am new to the role of Executive Pastor and would like to try to pull together a workshop led by you for 10-15 Executive Pastors in our denomination. I would create the list of invitees and work out all the logistics. I would poll the pastors to talk through topics of interest and then have you lead us through the discussions. Is this something you have done before? Thoughts?

DRF—Thanks so much for your note. I would love to talk with you about this. I travel to your city at least twice a year. If you combine it with one of those trips, we could cut the airfare in half! With the upcoming 12 workshops around the country on church staff compensation (soon to be announced), I will be in your city a third time.

Over the last two decades, I have done many workshops and seminars. Coming in February 2019 will be our 15th XP-Seminar. There are so many things that your group could talk about, such as being a new XP, staffing, ministry strategy, vision implementation, managing upwards, operations, fiduciary responsibility, audits, working with a finance team, building ministry teams …