Category Archives: OPW1 – Overview

OPW#1.05 How can I execute Steps 2. CLARIFY and 3. ORGANIZE?

photo hand holds 1 puzzle piece 2. CLARIFY: Process what it means, one item at a time. What is it? 3. ORGANIZE – Put it where it belongs – ready for the next action. Is it actionable? (Is there something … Continue reading

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OPW#1.04 How can I set up a system to track everything that holds my attention?

Task #1. 1. CAPTURE all of our “stuff” – Inbox (Red Tub) I. David Allen’s GTD (Getting Things Done) Set up a system to track everything that holds our attention, store it in a sequence of buckets where we can … Continue reading

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OPW#1.06 Is it actionable? (Is there something I have to do with this item?)

Step 2. CLARIFY: Process what it means, one item at a time. What is it? Step 3. ORGANIZE – Put it where it belongs – ready for the next action. Is it actionable? (Is there something I have to do … Continue reading

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OPW#1.03a How can I get my chaos under our control?

Photo Juggling QUOTE The river of information flowing toward us – about people, about God, and about all we have to do as pastors continually threatens to overwhelm us. Three things help us to get our chaos under our control … Continue reading

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Additional Topics, Orientation to Pastoral Work, Class #1 of 5: Session 1 – July: Orientation to Pastoral Work: PA.S.TO.R.

Additional Topics, Orientation to Pastoral Work, Class #1 of 5: Session 1 – July: Orientation to Pastoral Work: PA.S.TO.R. Other posts will be added to provide useful information for this section of the class. Topics may include: Why Autofocus? How … Continue reading

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OPW#1.01 How can I best sort Chaos Into Working Order?

QUOTE Sorting Chaos Into Working Order Class #1. Orientation to Pastoral Work (July)Methodology (1st hour):Tasks: Time Management, Getting Things Done (GTD) File System, Autofocus.Homework: Set up your personal organization system. Every commitment unfinished is an “open loop”; and when it … Continue reading

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OPW#1.02: Why does Investing One Hour In Planning Save Ten Hours of Work?

The end result of GTDs process of sorting pieces of the puzzle – each piece is a task – is what David Allen calls the 5th Stage: DO – or ENGAGE – Every task is now organized, so you can focus … Continue reading

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OPW#1.03b How can I Set up GTD Sorting Buckets?

REVIEW QUIZ #2: We create a system to organize our work by … creating places to park things until they are needed. GTD calls them buckets … I use trays.   The key rule for a parking place is to … Continue reading

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How can I Practical Ministry: Welcome to your assigned community!?

QUOTE NOTE DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS   RESOURCES All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. … Continue reading

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How can I Practical Ministry: Welcome to your congregation!?

QUOTE NOTE DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS RESOURCES All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All … Continue reading

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