The work of ministry is never done. There is always more you could do. More people you could meet with. More sermons to write. More emails to answer. More outreach opportunities.
More. More. More.
Productivity matters for pastors. You will never be able to do everything, but the Bible encourages us to be wise and make the most of our time.
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV).
Pastors and others who work in ministry will be held accountable for how well we steward the time God has given us.
How are you doing with that?
I have not always been the most productive person. However, in my years of ministry, I have learned a few things along the way that have benefited me.
I wish I had known and practiced these productivity tips earlier. I hope they will help you as well.
1. Practice Spiritual Discipline
Without exception, begin your day with time in God’s Word and prayer. Disciples are disciplined. You cannot lead your people spiritually if you are spiritually empty.
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