We asked the pastors featured in the "Honest Day's Work" article to answer some specific questions about their work habits. Here are their combined replies.
ON THE PAST TWO WEEKS, HOW MANY EVENINGS DID YOU SPEND IN MINISTRY ACTIVITIES?
Average: 7. Highest: 11. Lowest: 5.
IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS, HOW MANY "BUSINESS BREAKFASTS" DID YOU HAVE?
Three said none ("I don't do breakfasts -- they 'eat' into study time").
Average of the rest: 4.
IN THE PAST WEEK, HOW MANY TIMES WERE YOU PHONED AT HOME AFTER 6 P.M.?
Average: 11 times. Highest: 30. Lowest: 3.
WHAT TIME OFF DO YOU TAKE EACH WEEK?
-"Thursday (although the last two weeks I worked both Thursdays)."
- "Thursday and half of Saturday."
- "On average, one half day."
-"Monday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday afternoon."
- "3 P.M. Sunday to noon Tuesday."
- "Mondays and Saturday afternoons."
-"Saturday, unless I have weddings or emergencies, and another half day elsewhere."
HOW MANY HOURS DID YOU SPEND AT CHURCH LAST SUNDAY?
Average: 9 hours. Highest: 12. Lowest; ...1