“What do you really do?” is a question I’m asked by someone almost every week. People know I’m a pastor/church-planter/nonprofit director, but they often want to know what this practically looks like beyond our momentary interactions.
You may already know about my obsession with venn diagrams which also carries over into how I structure my personal ministry focus:
As a big fan of Stephen Covey’s principal, schedule your priorities, I try to build a weekly rhythm around these focus areas. Plenty of unexpected craziness hits, so I need this weekly ministry game plan for the sake of stability and progress:
- Sundays: mornings- BCC Gospel Community meetings or Worship Gathering
- Mondays: mornings & afternoons- praying, reading, studying, writing
- Tuesdays: mornings- Serve Burlington/ afternoons- coaching VT church-planters/ evenings- Serve Burlington citizenship class
- Wednesdays: mornings- one on one meetings/ afternoons- catch-all/ evenings- discipleship huddle
- Thursdays: mornings- meetings & coaching church planters/ afternoons- admin/ one evening per month- google hangout with VT church-planters
- Fridays: mornings- meet with BCC Gospel Community leaders/ afternoons- rest or loose ends
- Saturdays: morning, afternoon, & evening belong to my family
Here’s some other items on my weekly schedule:
- Early morning time with God in prayer and scripture.
- Most evenings I like to be home in time to put the kids to bed.
- Friday afternoons coming home around 1 p.m. so Christin can getaway.
- Making time to decompress and think, which involves bike rides, hiking, and going to the gym.
If you’re a church-planter, then you know many weeks do not go as planned. Consider this a flexible game-plan =)