What is the mental model of the GTD/NPM: Church-TO?

Focus:
GTD/NPM Focus: CHURCH – Orientation to Pastoral Work,
TO: Mark Forster + GTD Sorting = Flywheel

GTD – the Natural Planning Model
BORING: phoning it in.
EXCITING: I am on top of my work and GTD clear. I express my CliftonStrengths; I learn, see patterns and understand what to do.
HOPE:

Step 1: Defining Purpose and Principles
This was a fun one. I got out a blank sheet of paper and wrote at the top: “If I were to feel thrilled about my life each day, what would it look like?” I know this list could go on and on, but I tried to keep it simple, basically entailing things like having a healthy, clean environment, building strong relationships, spending my time on meaningful projects (that can only be done by me–delegating everything else), nurturing my mind, body, and spirit, and living a life filled with purpose.

Step 2: Outcome Visioning
As I looked over the list from Step 1, I started envisioning how this “new life” would be (and how it would not be) … Really seeing these things is empowering.

Step 3: Brainstorming
With this vision fresh on my mind, I started seven small mind maps–encapsulating all the actions and characteristics I want to translate into habits.

Step 4: Organizing
Here’s where I took all those principles, dreams, and brainstorms and translated them into a very doable list.

Step 5: Identifying Next Actions
Before placing these four items onto my “Current Projects” List, I identified my Next Actions and put them on my context-based list.

August 19 Reboot:

Tiny Habits:
Anchor: When I …
Behavior: I will …
Celebrate: And celebrate by …

1 Thing options for this area:

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What is the mental model of the GTD/NPM: CHURCH-Disciple Making?

GTD/NPM: CHURCH-Disciple Making

Focus:
GTD/NPM Focus: CHURCH – Orientation to Pastoral Work: Disciple Making
DM: Circles (Prayer Tool) + Discipleship System (FISH) = Ambidextrous Church.

GTD – the Natural Planning Model
BORING:
EXCITING: I express my CliftonStrengths; I learn, see patterns and understand how to help my people grow into the next stage of their spiritual growth.
HOPE:

Step 1: Defining Purpose and Principles
This was a fun one. I got out a blank sheet of paper and wrote at the top: “If I were to feel thrilled about my life each day, what would it look like?” I know this list could go on and on, but I tried to keep it simple, basically entailing things like having a healthy, clean environment, building strong relationships, spending my time on meaningful projects (that can only be done by me–delegating everything else), nurturing my mind, body, and spirit, and living a life filled with purpose.

Step 2: Outcome Visioning
As I looked over the list from Step 1, I started envisioning how this “new life” would be (and how it would not be) … Really seeing these things is empowering.

Step 3: Brainstorming
With this vision fresh on my mind, I started seven small mind maps–encapsulating all the actions and characteristics I want to translate into habits.

Step 4: Organizing
Here’s where I took all those principles, dreams, and brainstorms and translated them into a very doable list.

Step 5: Identifying Next Actions
Before placing these four items onto my “Current Projects” List, I identified my Next Actions and put them on my context-based list.

August 19 Reboot:

Tiny Habits:
Anchor: When I …
Behavior: I will …
Celebrate: And celebrate by …

1 Thing options for this area:


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What is the mental model of the GTD/NPM: S..R: Sermon + Blog =?

GTD/NPM: S..R: Sermon + Blog =

Focus: GTD/NPM Focus: CHURCH – Orientation to Pastoral Work, S..R: Sermon + Blog =


GTD – the Natural Planning Model
BORING:
EXCITING: I express my CliftonStrengths; I learn, see patterns and needs, and understand what to say to enlighten, enlist and equip my people as their leader.
HOPE:

Step 1: Defining Purpose and Principles
This was a fun one. I got out a blank sheet of paper and wrote at the top: “If I were to feel thrilled about my life each day, what would it look like?” I know this list could go on and on, but I tried to keep it simple, basically entailing things like having a healthy, clean environment, building strong relationships, spending my time on meaningful projects (that can only be done by me–delegating everything else), nurturing my mind, body, and spirit, and living a life filled with purpose.

Step 2: Outcome Visioning
As I looked over the list from Step 1, I started envisioning how this “new life” would be (and how it would not be) … Really seeing these things is empowering.

Step 3: Brainstorming
With this vision fresh on my mind, I started seven small mind maps–encapsulating all the actions and characteristics I want to translate into habits.

Step 4: Organizing
Here’s where I took all those principles, dreams, and brainstorms and translated them into a very doable list.

Step 5: Identifying Next Actions
Before placing these four items onto my “Current Projects” List, I identified my Next Actions and put them on my context-based list.

August 19 Reboot:

Tiny Habits:
Anchor: When I …
Behavior: I will …
Celebrate: And celebrate by …

1 Thing options for this area:

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What are your Brave Dreams for your Church?

Brave Dreams: Church

What would I choose to do if I was not afraid and anything was possible?

CHURCH
Conversions cascade and disciple making
… quality system built on my DM research
(Stewardship of what I’ve already done.)
… quality PA.S.TO.R System
… new system build on sales research.
“Laity are excited about what is happening in their church.”
AmChurch blog = commonplace notebook
KwChurch blog = commonplace notebook

BHAG 175 avg attendance. Then G12BC.
… commands of Jesus followed.
– I am more committed to God’s will being done than achieving my image of perfection … I yield to God. If God is satisfied, I am satisfied. It’s not about me.
– If the growth of the church became overwhelming (a possible source of fear), I would use cell principles and farm the work out to the body of Christ as my partners in ministry. If churches multiplied beyond a dozen, I would function connectionally, more like a District Superintendent. If growth was beyond thousands, I would function as a large cell church senior pastor with cells linked in districts, prayer services, Prayer Mountain retreat center, and G12, G12-BC or 5×5 networks of rising leaders. I believe that I am ready to do God’s will without fear.


HEALTH … Physical
Excellent physical health … BHAG
… BS<150, Weight <250, diabetes reversed
… manufacturing my own testosterone
… physical strength, muscle, flexibility
… pain free and infection free
… able to walk 4 miles in an hour w/o trouble
… all the sleep I need each night
… REM & deep sleep in normal benchmarks
RD blog = commonplace notebook. How.
– I am committed to feeling younger.
– If I am overwhelmed, I am able to hire medical professionals and a personal trainer(s) to help me achieve these goals.

BHAG … I am reversing my aging process, gaining the health of a man half my age.


ARCHITECT OF IDEAS- Creative Writing
Strengthsfinder Learner/Input indulged =
… all blogs are commonplace notebooks
… only write what is pull goals … QNQS
… develop into project/products only in response to viral interest or commercial editorial interest … i.e. in entrepreneurial response to clear market demand. My own personal creative needs are sufficiently met by posting.
Online availability meets Matthew 25 goals.

BHAG … $100,000+ income flow for charity.
– I am committed to responding productively to the Marketplace, but not overdoing it.
– If the market demand is bigger than I can fulfill (a possible source of fear), I can hire writers and editors to assume the workload and bless the economy of my neighbors and neighborhood.

MARRIAGE- MRS, Emotional Wellness
Hot Monogamy: happening in real life
… better than anything I can read. (BHAG)
My ancient emotional deficits filled & whole.
… infatuation, mother’s love adoration
… learn about fun, play, friendship
RD blog = commonplace notebook
– I am committed to my wife and increasing our satisfaction with life … more love, joy and peace for us both. More romance & sex.
– I live a balanced life free from drama.
– I am committed to Sabbath (but need to learn how to implement it in my life.)

BHAG – ?


PRODUCTIVITY
RD blog = commonplace notebook
Quality SHALOM System. Flywheel life.
– I am committed to increasing my productivity to run smoothly, being effortlessly effective and efficient. Flywheel.
– I am committed to more and better results at less personal cost. Smooth running.
– I am committed to reducing crisis, stress and drama in my daily life.
– I am committed to reducing codependency, rescuing and overfunctioning in my daily life.

BHAG
– I am committed to reducing my personal work by working through others whom I supervise.
– I love the idea of providing jobs and salaries for many people. As cash flow increased (a possible source of fear), I would start a foundation to bless my neighbors. As cash flow increased, I would buy a bank and help fund new businesses. No amount of money would overwhelm my life, even billions of dollars, as it would immediately flow from me into other productive and profitable endeavors to bless my community.



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What is the mental model of the Morning Clean Routine?

Morning Clean Routine

Simple Daily Rules
Daily and Weekly Recipes

Morning Clean Routine
Make coffee or tea or not.
Record weight, BS, sleep
Copy Daily Examen to Journey
Select Creative Project for day

Watch by meds.
Shave
Shower, head to toe
Comb hair
Clean teeth, mouthwash
Take meds, put on watch
Underwear
Deodorant
Shirt, Pants, Shoes
Jump Drive
Kisses


Natural planning model:
Defining purpose and principles

Outcome visioning

Brainstorming

Organizing

Identifying next actions


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What is the mental model of the GREAT QUESTIONS – SHALOM?

GREAT QUESTIONS – SHALOM
“What’s the ONE Thing I can do / such that by doing it / everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”

Solve problems
– Diabetes
– ED
(Methods: Sleep, lose weight, exercise, fasting)

Harvest opportunities

Achieve goals
– Growing church


Love those who love me
– MRS with Kim

Organize my life with questions
– What is the purpose of blogs and writing?


Manage my life with systems
– Morning Clean Routine
– Evening Clean Routine
– Morning Prep Office Routine

– OTHER RECIPES
– Investment Review Routine
– Tech Backup Routine

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What is the mental model of the GTD/NPM: PA: Circles + Listening =?

GTD/NPM: PA: Circles + Listening =

Focus: GTD/NPM Focus: CHURCH – Orientation to Pastoral Work, PA: Circles + Listening =


GTD – the Natural Planning Model
BORING: to be disinterested in my people. To be a hireling.
EXCITING: I emotionally respond to the joys and sorrows of my flock. I differentiate while remaining in touch. I know the condition of my flocks. I express my CliftonStrengths; I learn, see patterns, discern individuality and understand how to support and lead my people.
HOPE:

Step 1: Defining Purpose and Principles
This was a fun one. I got out a blank sheet of paper and wrote at the top: “If I were to feel thrilled about my life each day, what would it look like?” I know this list could go on and on, but I tried to keep it simple, basically entailing things like having a healthy, clean environment, building strong relationships, spending my time on meaningful projects (that can only be done by me–delegating everything else), nurturing my mind, body, and spirit, and living a life filled with purpose.

Step 2: Outcome Visioning
As I looked over the list from Step 1, I started envisioning how this “new life” would be (and how it would not be) … Really seeing these things is empowering.

Step 3: Brainstorming
With this vision fresh on my mind, I started seven small mind maps–encapsulating all the actions and characteristics I want to translate into habits.

Step 4: Organizing
Here’s where I took all those principles, dreams, and brainstorms and translated them into a very doable list.

Step 5: Identifying Next Actions
Before placing these four items onto my “Current Projects” List, I identified my Next Actions and put them on my context-based list.

August 19 Reboot:

Tiny Habits:
Anchor: When I …
Behavior: I will …
Celebrate: And celebrate by …

1 Thing options for this area:

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What is the CHURCH: S..R Routine?

CHURCH: S..R Routine
Natural planning model:
Defining purpose and principles

Outcome visioning
Sermon <20 minutes ... aim for 15.
Extended sermon on blog.

Brainstorming

Organizing

Identifying next actions

Checklist:
Identify series theme, Topic and text.
Copy scriptures to a document.
Copy series information to dated template blog posts.
Identify need problem and solution.

Select hymns and notify Vervadene, Kim and Gerri the Wednesday before by email.
Put in final form the Saturday before.
Note links, sources in unused slides.

Sunday:
Final review.
Preach and record twice.
Transfer recordings to Dropbox.
Make a sermon PDF file.
Edit sound recordings.
Upload to Google Drive.
Place links in blog post.
Publish.
Announce on Facebook

Upload recording for transcription.
Process transcription.
Edit transcription.
Add transcription to the blog.
Announce on Facebook

Move additional material to draft blog posts.
Edit and publish.
Move hymns to blog posts.
Devotional comments on the theology.
Find YouTube recording.
Publish on Facebook.
(Songs each weekday.)

On Friday:
Publish on the blog as a devotional piece every devotional and informative Facebook post since the previous Friday related to local church life.
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What is the CHURCH Process System?

CHURCH Process System

Run Morning Office Routine
Run TO Subroutine
Run S..R Subroutine
Run PA Subroutine
Run Remainder Subroutine

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Run TO Subroutine
TO Subroutine … Daily Review.
Review day
Prepared before meetings.
Meeting prep?
Sort Todoist priority tasks Q1234
Any priorities need elevating?
Follow 2 minute rule during the review.
Select Forster five tasks.

Make appointments for Q12 on Todoist
Set remainder time for Q34.

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Run S..R Subroutine
CHURCH: S..R Routine
Inform FB Posts made
Inspire Devotional FB Post made
Sermon <20 minutes ... aim for 15.
Extended sermon on blog.
Identify series theme, Topic and text.
Copy scriptures to a document.
Copy series information to dated template blog posts.
Identify need problem and solution.
Select hymns and notify Vervadene, Kim and Gerri the Wednesday before by email.
Put in final form the Saturday before.
Note links, sources in unused slides.
Sunday:
Final review.
Preach and record twice.
Transfer recordings to Dropbox.
Make a sermon PDF file.
Edit sound recordings.
Upload to Google Drive.
Place links in blog post.
Publish.
Announce on Facebook
Upload recording for transcription.
Process transcription.
Edit transcription.
Add transcription to the blog.
Announce on Facebook
Move additional material to draft blog posts.
Edit and publish.
Move hymns to blog posts.
Devotional comments on the theology.
Find YouTube recording.
Publish on Facebook.
(Songs each weekday.)
On Friday:
Publish on the blog as a devotional piece every devotional and informative Facebook post since the previous Friday related to local church life.

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Run PA Subroutine
PA Subroutine
Open Evernote PA Notebook
(Use Onenote instead?)
Pray for Neighborhoods

Identify “P” crisis families
Pray & Update Prayer Notes/tag/circles
Make prayer calls; update notes
Add deferred contacts to Todoist schedule.

First knowledge: add task to People project Todoist

Pray & Update Attention List
Mark attendance participation
Update contact information
Correspondence (phone calls preferred)

The “keeping in touch” part of the job.
“No church member left behind” … be aware.

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Run Remainder Subroutine

Run Morning Office Routine
Morning Office Startup Routine
Start computer
Sync Jump Drive
Load Chrome, other Apps
Check in with staff
Review FB for birthdays
Review and process Q12 email
Pomodoro 1: Devotions
Scripture




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What is the Problems List: CHURCH?

Problems List: CHURCH.

Pastors false, problems, UDEs and symptoms.
Name impaired, doesn’t know the people by sight.
No pastoral care tracking system.
No interpersonal sales commitment encouraging system, no pattern for asking people for commitment.
Doing the minimum, cashing the paycheck.
Grandiose vision with no local incarnation.
Defensive, touchy, emotionally reactive.
Writing robs focus on energy from the local church.
External Ministry Focus robs energy from the local church.
District stuff can overwhelm.
Conference stuff can overwhelm.
Problems of the world and the United Methodist Church can overwhelm.
Dunbar’s number, my number of connections are limited.
Sermons are too long.
Sermons meet Pastor needs, not congregations needs.
No systems in place to listen to people, no systematic feedback.
Lay leadership lethargy increasing, which is lay underfunctioning.
Pastor overfunctioning and codependency causes underfunctioning.
Lady are not following the pastor, desiring interaction.
There is dwindling Lay curiosity.

Church problems.
Dwindling membership and attendance.
Dwindling activity outside of worship.
Dwindling lay excitement in church – energy focused elsewhere.
We have a small pool to fish in.
We have excellent competition for new people.
Our small church is aging out.

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