Do you know what we all hate?
Let’s be honest. We do. Traffic backups? We hate them because they are inefficient.
Waiting for WAY too long in line at a restaurant. We hate it. Why? It’s inefficient.
Waiting 5 minutes for our outdated laptop to power up? We hate that! Why? Because, it’s inefficient.
Do you know what we love? Efficiency. It saves us time, money and energy.
There is no place that we should be more intolerant of inefficiency than our churches. Our staff, programs and processes are all being funded by the sacrificial generosity of church attenders who are under the assumption that their gifts are going to the highest possible good. As my boss often says to me when I propose spending money:
“How do I justify this idea to my 80-year-old mother who gives beyond her means to support this church?”
Ok. Extreme example. And yet, I think we all agree that our churches should be leading the way in efficiency.
So, how do we become more efficient? Well, that is a ginormous question so let’s narrow the scope to how we and our employees spend the most valuable of resources: our time. I have 4 ideas that have worked well in improving time efficiency in our church.
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