What: Predators in the Church
When: August 29, 2019
Where: The Grove Church, 8585 Rice Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369
This one-day seminar will address best practices on how to protect our churches from predators. This is an unfortunate but necessary topic for each pastor and church worker to be fluent in.
Everyday in the national news media, there are stories about sexual abuse, shootings or embezzlement in the church. Recent cases include:
- A sexual predator at the eighth largest church in America.
- An active shooter at a church of 70 people.
- An embezzler in a town of 844 people stole $481,000 … two school leaders in a big city stole $3 million.
Don’t think that it can’t happen to you! Predators are in churches of all sizes and all cities. They are already in your church! You must change your thinking and take action.
What do we do? At the workshop, learn the ﬁrst step in protecting your church. You must change the way that you view predators. They are smart, cunning and have a plan to bring crime to your congregation.
At the workshop, learn how to change your strategies and tactics to avert a predator. Discover the 8 Principles of Wolf Thinking as illustrated through a predator at WheatFields Good News Church and from recent cases in the national media. This is real life and what you don’t want to happen in your church! Predators are sly and yesterday’s plans may not be effective today.
Bring your team: senior and executive pastors, pastors who oversee adults in ministry, youth pastors and children’s workers, ﬁnancial staff, key volunteers who work with children, hospitality and safety, board members.
About XPastor: Dr. David Fletcher founded XPastor in 2003 and it has become a principal resource for executive leaders in a complex church world. XPastor receives hundreds of thousands of visits each year and contains over 1,000 free articles. The mission is to “equip, coach and lead you who lead and manage the church. Our tribe is church leaders—Executive Pastors, Senior Pastors, Pastors, Finance Personnel and Board Members.” XPastor is a global tool for churches of all sizes.
For 35 years, Dr. David Fletcher, of the “Hey Fletch” column, led churches from 1,000-8,000 members, single and multisite, churches with camps, schools, apartments and cafés. Fletch brings an objective perspective, broad knowledge and vast experience. He’s a friend and “church doctor.” He brings biblical principles and best practices to your church’s unique culture and setting. Fletch received two graduate degrees from Dallas Seminary and did executive education classes at the Kellogg School of Management and the Harvard Business School.
In academia, he teaches church leadership to Doctor of Ministry students at Dallas Seminary. At ETS India, he made a ten-year commitment to found their D.Min. program and train a national leader to replace him—bringing world-class authors as guest professors, such as Darrell Bock, Gene Getz, Wayne Grudem and Dan Wallace.
He was treasurer for twenty-ﬁve years of the American Council of the Asian Christian Academy. Fletch is certiﬁed in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and trained in conﬂict resolution. He was a founding board member of OCUnited. Fletch has authored three books, People Patters, Crisis Leadership and Smart Money for Church Salaries. His next book, Predators in the Church, will be released in August 2019.