What it Takes to Get Important Things Done in Ministry


From my article this month at LifeWay’s Pastor’s Today blog:

There is no shortage of activity in the pastor’s office these days. Everyone is busier than ever, pastors included.

But being active does not mean you are impacting the lives of your people. Entire mornings slip away as you process email, dabble in your sermon text, and have a couple conversations with church coworkers. All of a sudden it’s lunchtime and you haven’t gotten anything important done.

Why does that happen? What will keep us focused on the ministry work that matters?

The answer lies in the difference between activity and action. What is that difference, and how do you become characterized by action? Read the rest to find out.

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