Seven Time Eaters for Pastors and Staff

May 8, 2018
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Podcast Episode #430

Pastors have busy schedules, so time management is critical. Today we look at seven items on a pastor’s schedule and how you can best manage the time they take.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Weddings are hard for pastors to say “no” to, but they can be very time consuming if you don’t.
  • Counseling is not something most senior pastors do well. It’s critical to have a referral list.
  • If you spend a lot of time on the road for hospital visits, redeem the time with audio books or podcasts.
  • Most church staffs meet too much. Many meetings could be emails or a quick hallway conversation.
  • Digital study tools like MyWSB can save hours of sermon prep time every year.

The seven time consumers we cover on this episode are:

  1. Weddings
  2. Counseling
  3. Hospital visits
  4. Meetings
  5. Sermon preparation
  6. Social events
  7. Office interruptions

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