We sat with a pastor last spring who told us, "You know what I'd like to see in LEADERSHIP? I'd like to know what other pastors do with their time—how they schedule their day, plan for the week, determine their priorities for the future." So assistant editor Dan Pawley looked closely at how four pastors spent a typical week.
We also created charts that divide their days into three periods: morning, afternoon, and evening. After reading the four accounts, you might want to ask yourself how you spend your time. As Ted Engstrom notes in this issue's interview, if you're working more than eighteen of the twenty-one periods, you're not taking enough time off.
If you try to phone Paul Bubna on Monday, you'll likely hear the high-pitched hum of a busy signal. Paul, the pastor of Long Hill Chapel (Christian and Missionary Alliance) in Chatham, New Jersey, likes to have few interruptions on his day off; he frequently takes the phone off the hook.
What he does like is to start a crackling ...1