As a leader, learning to develop both the business brain and pastoral heart, and having the self-awareness of which to lean on in various situations, is crucial for anyone in the Executive Pastor role. It’s a gift to have a community like this to provide support, insight, and education through the ministry journey.
McKenzie Schreck, Executive Pastor
Capital Church, Salt Lake City
Is there anyone better than Brad Leeper to get us talking about this year’s theme, The Ancient Art of Teamwork? Brad brings national expertise in the fields of generosity, church and congregational teams and analytics. At the heart of any culture of generosity is a deep sense of how each person part of the team and overall teamwork. Brad is the President and Principal of Generis Partners.
Foundations of Governance with The Church Lawyers, Middlebrook & Goodspeed—what your church needs to know about constitutions and by-laws. Is yours up to date? Have you filed necessary paperwork? Are you following your existing by-laws or do they need to be amended? What special items need to be in these documents, such as dissolution, church conflict resolution, officers, etc.
Church Boards: Best Practices and Good Relationships with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). President Dan Busby and his team always bring top-level nationwide financial standards and outstanding resources. Dan’s recent book is Lessons From the Church Boardroom.
Lunch with A Short Ride on a Hot Topic. As we eat, it is a time to hear a different perspective on church–innovative, creative, Jesus focused. Bruce Woody, President of HH Architects will talk with David about key building issues that your church needs.
David Fletcher. Fletch doesn’t always bring a keynote address, although many folks want him to each year. He will take lessons-learned from 35 years of pastoral leadership and board experience and put the cookies on the bottom shelf. This will be practical and impactful.
Troy Pollock is the Chief Ambassador of Pushpay. He and Fletch began a discussion at last year’s XP-Seminar on the future of electronic giving and they continued that in the summer with a webinar on the topic. By popular demand, they will continue their lively discussion!
30 Workshops Are Planned During the Seminar
A Pre-Seminar Workshop from Nathan Baxter
Nathan is a former XP and SP and now is an executive leadership coach. Every month, both corporate and ministry leaders from around the country fly to Tulsa for a two-day private coaching session with him. In 2008, Dr. Baxter founded Lead-Self Lead-Others and has coached with over 3,300 people—from CEOs to pastors to physicians. Also, he has recruited and trained eight Leadership Coaches who work with him to meet the demand for his services. Each 3-hour pre-seminar workshop carries additional enrollment fees.
How to Build a Coaching Culture for Your Staff and Volunteer Leaders Workshop
Tuesday, February 18, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Churches that coach their leaders and volunteers discover that their investment pays off. Research continues to show that people want coaching. Your staff wants to know how to be more effective in their jobs and ministries.
Here’s a fantastic opportunity to be with a gifted and national-level coach. XPastor has partnered with Dr. Nathan Baxter to bring this coaching resource to the 2020 XP-Seminar.