Last week we talked about the first of our time Gobblers,
the Programming Pac-man. But what is a time Gobbler? They are the things that leave you feeling disappointed each week with the amount of time you actually gave to doing the things that are important to you and your ministry. Now on to our next Gobbler!
Gobbler #2 The Meeting Miser
Whenever it is within your power, try and keep all of your
meetings within one day of your week. Meetings are great for getting face-to-face contact with your staff or volunteers, but when you spread your meeting schedule out over the week, you will find that you only have small increments of time to accomplish the actual “ministry” you’re meeting about.
Try to keep one day aside and schedule all of your meetings then. This way you will have larger blocks of time during the week and you will be surprised with how much you can get accomplished.
Spend this week looking at the way you do meetings and then take
steps to keep meetings from gobbling your time. Next week’s time Gobbler: The Interruption Immobilizer.