Church College Ministry Retreat we walked through our week in ministry, writing down every activity and item on our weekly calendars. Needless to say, we all have a lot going on. We had the opportunity to share some of the highlights of our ministries, but the main object of the exercise was to get us to think through a week in our ministry and where we invest our time.
You might want to do the same exercise in your own ministry or with your ministry leadership. Here is what we did:
1. Using a whiteboard or oversized sticky notes, write down every activity and/or regular appointment you have on your college ministry calendar in a week, even those you do not attend yourself (like small group studies, fellowships). You may want to add other ministry responsibilities you have that are not directly related to your college ministry, like weekly visitation assignments, staff meetings, etc.
2. Use color coded sticky tabs to mark each item by category, ie: discipleship, outreach, evangelism, missions, leadership, and any other categories that you would want to include.
3. Ask the following questions:
Lastly, I would add, where do you spend time for personal spiritual development? How are you being intentional in spending time with family and friends? As Bruce McGowan challenged us last week, being a good and faithful servant isn't just about ministry and vocation.
We've started a Facebook group to discuss ideas and prayer requests. So we can have the freedom to share prayer requests and ministry challenges, we've made it a closed group. To join just ask to be added to TX Church College Ministry.