Personal Management


Time Management

Selecting a Model for Time-Keeping and Implementing It

Books/Articles

  • The Art of Christian Leadership by Jon Byler, 2009, (Amazon), Chapter 5
  • Leading and Managing Your Church, Carl George, Chapters 3, 4, & 5

Podcasts:

  • The Productive Pastor provides a number of practical and helpful tools for managing your time in a variety of ministry settings.

 

Keeping Balance in Family, Church, and Outside Employment

Books/Articles:

  • The Art of Christian Leadership by Jon Byler, 2009, (Amazon), Chapter 6

 

Finances

Budgeting Personal Finances

Books/Articles

Videos:

  • Clergy Personal Finance ResourcesA series of short videos on personal budgeting for clergy developed by Lewis Center and Wesley Theological Seminary. (5-8 Minutes) 

Podcasts:

 

Understanding Church Finances

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Spiritual Disciplines

Reading the Bible

Books/Articles:

  • Free Bible Reading Plan – A reading plan to cover the Bible in one year, including OT and NT readings with selections from Psalms and Proverbs.

Videos:

  • Daily Bible Study Plan – A five-part video series on creative ideas for developing a habit of 20 minutes each day alone with God. (15 minutes each) 

 

Praying

Books/Articles:

Videos:

  • Prayer Journey – Five videos that encourage you to start your journey in prayer. (1-2 minutes each) 

Podcasts:

  • Prayer Podcasts – Pray as you go (online) includes music, scripture reading, brief commentary, and questions for reflection. (10 minutes each)

 

Practicing Community Accountability

Books/Articles:

Videos:

  • Pastoral Accountability – CMC’s Equipper series features Mel Shetler speaking on Pastoral Accountability. (14 Minutes)

 

Fasting

Books/Articles:

  • Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster  (Amazon)

Videos:

Podcasts:

 

Rest

Books/Articles:

  • The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero (Amazon)
  • The Pastor’s SabbathEugene Peterson describes the need for pastors to take a day of rest each week.

Videos:

  • The Principle of RestPastor Robert Morris discusses the reason why God gave the third commandment. (32 Minutes)

Podcasts:

  • Work and Rest Pastor Timothy Keller discusses work and rest. (42 Minutes)