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Congregational Life: Leaders & Outreach: Time Management/Office Hours

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Four Thousand Weeks

See Padraig O'Tuama's post introducing the On Being episode in which Krista Tippett talks with British journalist and author Oliver Burkeman.

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5 Key Lessons for Managing Congregations in a Virtual Age by John W. Wimberly, Jr.

Turning toward a hybrid future, churches have focused much attention on digital worship. John Wimberly says it’s just as important to consider how to work with staff and volunteers. He names key issues for managing programs and ministries in an era when working from home and digital meetings are likely to remain part of congregational life.


Joseph Yoo of MinistryMatters wonders about Pastor's Office Hours: Time to Cut Back?

Church Answers

Thom Rainer outlines Nine Issues Regarding Pastors Office Hours.

Four years later, Sam S. Rainer posted a similar article on Lifeway Research's page: Seven Reasons to Consider Not Requiring Office Hours for Ministerial Staff.


Four Thousand Weeks     In Good Time: 8 Habits for Reimagining Productivity, Resisting Hurry, and  Practicing Peace: Michel, Jen Pollock: 9781540900548: Books     Managing Congregations in a Virtual Age     Only Work Sundays | A Laidback Guide to Doing Less while Helping Your Church Thrive (Miller)     Rest is Resistance     Saving Time