Most kidmin folks have multiple ministries to oversee
How do you do it all and do it well?
- Study to show yourself approved
– Peter F. Drucker “Effective Executor”
– Jim Wideman “Beat the Clock”
- Find a coach
- You need the right tools… the right tools make any job easier
- You need the support of your family and permission to work
– the 40-hour work week is not biblical (result of the great depression)
– biblical mandate for work is sun up to sun down six days a week
- Master Time Management
– Planning: make appointments by priorities (assuming a previous list of priorities)
– Preparation: set steps in order to the things that need to be done; set alerts, reoccurring
– Evaluate your time: what was done? What was not done? How can you do better tomorrow?
– Schedule time with Jesus
– Schedule time with everything
– Ask: “Have my priorities changed?”
– Using the time of someone else: train others; borrow other people’s time; difficult to delegate, you have to let someone else sorry all over the kids like someone else let you sorry all over their students!
- Know what’s expected of you in every areaAre your expectations what your supervisor’s expectations are?
- List everything you need to manage… making routines
- Build your team (we’re in the people business)
– Are you a dumper?
– Are you a delegator / duplicator? And a trainer?
Don’t spend your time doing routine things (doesn’t mean that you are more important than anyone else, or that routine tasks are beneath you…). Make a list of things that other people can do, and keep doing (or start) doing the things that only YOU can do.
10 Steps to Oversee Multiple Ministries:
- Develop routines and set regular times to develop others
- Master time saving tools
- Depend on lists and reminders – don’t waste your thoughts on things you can write down in a list
- Update daily and change the priority of each task as needed
- Constantly look for areas you can make better – improve yourself
– Burnout: being overwhelmed for long periods of time.
– Overwhelmed: lost the ability to take a big task and make it into smaller pieces
- Read, study, grow – make time for personal investment
- Network with others and find out what’s working
- Encourage the ideas and opinions of others
– How do you keep score in your ministry?
– Salvation is a field goal… discipleship is the touchdown!
– If you love the Bible you’ll love Jesus. If you love Jesus it doesn’t mean you’ll love the Bible
- Delegate to those you’ve duplicated
**always be on the lookout for more that you can take off of those ABOVE you**