In my time as Chair of our Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC), there have certainly been quite a few questions and challenges that have come our way. That's, of course, to be expected in a church plant finding it's feet as it moves into a more established space.
One of the most challenging, in my opinion, has been working to develop and maintain a set of reasonable work week responsibilities that allows our pastor to find time to get it all done in any given week!
Churches like Journey constantly run the risk of living in a constant state of scramble that, if not watched, can create a scenario that leaves the pastor with little time to do anything beyond basic administrative tasks.
In order to be proactive, our SPRC team met with Terry to discuss this very risk. We started with the following question:
So, what does the week of our pastor look like?
As we worked our way through the conversation, the following chart started to take shape.
|% of Week
||Preparing for Worship
- Sermon Preparation
- Blog/Newsletter Entry & other Writings
- Sunday Mornings
||Meetings and Mentoring
- Committee Meetings
- Leadership Meetings
- Meetings with Mentor
- Current Members/Attenders
- New Residents
been so very blessed by those willing to jump in and do what needs to be done. Thank you to all of those who have assisted with administrative tasks and other practical matters!
I invite you to join me in prayerful consideration of ways to support Terry as we continue to refine and strive to find a smart balance! This conversation will most certainly be an ongoing one.