There is a popular teaching that encourages student pastors to divide their week into thirds.
- 1/3 of your time with students
- 1/3 of your time with parents
- 1/3 of your time with volunteers
- What about time for professional development?
- What about time to plan for the upcoming event?
- What about time spent investing in local schools?
- What about time to invest in your staff?
- What about time to prepare for your student worship talk?
- What about time to prepare expense reports?
How should a youth pastor manage his time?
1. Develop Weekly Systems
- Contacting leaders
- Preparing talks
- Encouraging parents
- Following up with visitors
2. Recognize Your Current Context
3. Maximize Your Current Season
What are some practices you have used to manage your time?
CHASE SNYDER is the founder of MINISTRYBUBBLE.COM and serves as a Family Pastor in Knoxville, Tenn. He seeks to live a life that glorifies God and disciples others through their day-to-day lives, and his passion is equipping those in the church to seek those who are outside of it. Check out his writing at MINISTRY BUBBLE or connect with him on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or INSTAGRAM.
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