Recently I received an email from a church leader asking about a typical day for me. He knew I was bi-vocational and highly hands-on when it came to ministry. Once I responded to his email he suggested I blog about it. So here goes. This is what my day looks like today. By the way – this is a fairly typical day on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays are date nights for my wife and I so my day stops around 5:00pm. I don’t do any church “work” on Friday and Saturdays either.
WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 10, 2014
5:30 am – Alarm goes off and I head to my easy chair for Bible study and prayer.
6:15 am – Wake my wife up and we pray together.
6:30 am – Breakfast and I read the local newspaper.
7:00 am – Give blood for lab tests at my heart doctor’s office.
7:30 am – Pick up cleaning supplies and paper goods for Impact! Church at Sam’s Club.
8:00 am – Drop by the South Florida Baptist Association office for a quick meeting with the new Director of Missions.
8:30 am – Meet with my assistant to clarify the rest of the week and respond to correspondence.
9:00 am – Return phone calls.
9:30 am – Meet with our video production volunteer to discuss the script of a new ministry support video we’ll be shooting.
10:00 am – Christmas Eve planning meeting to finalize details.
11:00 am – Lunch at my desk working on an upcoming sermon.
12:00 pm – Report to local Southwest Middle School for a half day of substitute teaching.
4:00 pm – Leave school and return phone calls on the drive back to the office.
4:30 pm – Answer emails (get 50-100 emails a day).
5:00 pm – Meet with possible new worship leader.
6:00 pm – My wife brings dinner by and we eat it in the conference room talking about our day.
6:45 pm – Quick “meet and greet” with our teens before their Bible study.
7:00 pm – Meet newest intern and take him for introductory walk-through in our neighborhood to introduce him to people.
7:30 pm – Counseling session with a recovering alcoholic.
9:00 pm – Home with my wife watching “Nashville” (one of our guilty pleasures).
10:00 pm – Go through my “daily review” to plan my day on Thursday.
10:15 pm – Shower and shave (I use a blade, brush and cream – relaxes me).
10:30 pm – In bed and read for 30 minutes.
11:00 pm – Lights out.