Field Notes – 3/2/S
Priorities for the Pastor’s Week
Prepare to preach/teach: “We must first prioritise having adequate time to study to prepare for our responsibilities to preach and teach for the upcoming week.”
Schedule “essential meetings” with people: “These are the meetings that must take place this next week. For example: setting aside time to pray for your people, service planning, staff meeting, a marriage in crisis, hospital visitation, etc.”
Fill in the gaps: “After these first two are in my schedule, there are only a few other pockets of time to schedule other discipleship meetings, times for administration, writing projects, counselling, fellowship with other pastors, and continuing the systematic process to visit and care for widows and other church members.”
“Many times, the best way to say something is to quote someone who has already said it–and, said it better than you could have said it.” (Nick Kennicott)
“Preaching flows from the heart of a man who has seen great things in the Bible, has savoured what he has seen, and stands before a people to tell them what he saw.”
A Simple Formula to Preaching.
“You cannot be holy if you are not evangelistic.” (Richard Coekin)
“Subtraction is one of the keys to productivity.
You remove things either through completion, delegation or deletion.”