6 Ways Pastors Can Use Their Time Well

Jason Helopoulos | February 23, 2016

No bell will ring, no clock will sound, no time sheet will be checked. We pastors schedule our own days.

For most pastors, no one will formally supervise, monitor, or look over their shoulder. This means a pastor must learn manage his own time well for the glory of God and the good of the church.

Here are six suggestions.

1. Divide your days. 

Divide your day into three segments: morning, afternoon, and evening. Determine the number of segments appropriate for you to spend in recreation, at rest, and with your family each week. Then allot the remaining segments for study, sermon prep, visitations, reading, counseling, administration, and other ministry tasks. 

2. Schedule the important things.

Some things should appear on your calendar every single week, such as time to pray, study, and be at home with your family. These three areas are non-negotiable. Set these times aside first before filling in the rest of your week. Safeguard these segments to the best of your ability.

3. Determine your best hours.

Some pastors are at their freshest in the morning, others in the afternoon, and still others in the evening. Schedule your study and sermon prep for your “prime time”—when your mind is alert…

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