We terribly overestimate what we can do in one year and underestimate what we can do in five.
Never plan to do an hour's work in an hour.
People want counseling, the sermon needs to be written, the board meeting must be prepared for, the copy machine needs to be repaired, someone needs to be recruited for the fourth-grade Sunday school class — a thousand worthy activities clamor for our time. Each one spends a pastor's time, and once spent, that time cannot be reinvested or recouped. So leaders need to monitor their time investments.
Two of the best "investment counselors" for leaders wondering where to spend their time are Ted Engstrom and Ed Dayton. President emeritus and senior vice-president of World Vision, respectively, the two have led hundreds of "Managing Your Time" seminars, have written several books on the subjects of administration and time management, and are joint authors of Christian Leadership Letter.
Ted Engstrom graduated from Taylor University, was ...1