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Most people who work in a church setting wear several different “hats.” Many of these hats require duties that are repeated weekly. The more efficient we can be with these tasks, the more we can move forward to other priorities.
It may be preparing the order of service for Sunday’s music or looking through your Sunday school roster to see who you’ve missed. It may be varied “to-do’s” over a range of several different ministry areas. But sometimes, the thousands of necessary tasks can overwhelm us.
For instance, at my church, I oversee some office work, the music ministry, and the college and career ministry. I love what I do!
There are parts of my responsibilities that change from week to week, but other parts that are a part of every week.
For the first years in my office duties, I tried to either accomplish my weekly tasks from memory or sporadically write them down for that day or the rest of the week.
The problem with that was:
- My memory is faulty
- This method provides no consistency.
It finally occurred to me that I could be more efficient.
What did I use to solve this problem?