Eight Time Saving Solutions for Pastors

August 9, 2016
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Podcast Episode #249


Time wasting can be a problem regardless of what line of work you’re in. Today we examine time drainers and how they can lessen your ministry effectiveness.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Don’t take people away from their main task by filling up their schedules with meetings.
  • Check your bylaws to see if you really are required to have certain meetings or are just having them out of habit.
  • Deal with inquiries immediately instead of scheduling time for meetings later in the week.
  • When you’re glad you have something to distract you, that’s a sign of a bad meeting.
  • Meetings need definite end times to be the most efficient.
  • You don’t have to answer every phone call at the time it comes in.
  • To save yourself from distraction, turn off as many smartphone notifications as possible.
  • A productive assistant will make you more productive as well.

The eight time drainers we solve are:

  1. Regularly scheduled meetings
  2. Add-on meetings
  3. Non-productive meetings
  4. Telephone calls
  5. Social media complexity
  6. Old school secretaries
  7. Time in the car
  8. Counseling

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