Building a Weekly Schedule as a Senior Pastor

Many pastors go to the office every day with a straight-forward plan, only to find themselves mired in everyone else’s problems. The result? We can find ourselves always working hard but not with purpose or priority. A constant parade of drop-in visits, phone calls, and urgent emails interrupt our study time and takes our focus away from our primary calling.


A simple schedule I learned of and adopted years ago has allowed me to prioritize study and prayer yet remain available to lead our staff and shepherd our congregation. This structure is not original to me but has served me well through the years. Perhaps you can establish this as the foundation of your workday and start to organize your week in a way that