I've been a pastor now for about 9 months, and I'm finally developing more of a routine regarding what I do from week to week. Granted, it often changes based on the needs of the particular week, but generally I follow this schedule: Tuesday (a day of study and future planning): Reflect on previous week's events/services/schedule Plan future events/services/schedule Select Sunday's sermon texts & begin preparation Read and make a plan to implement literature on effective pastors/churches/etc. Wednesday (a day of prayer and worship): Pray Worship Prepare the evening's Bible study discussion Thursday (a day of teaching and reaching): Write blog posts Write the narration for a video Write a little towards a book Take the gospel to people door to door, (or) Follow up with recent contacts as needed Friday (a day of finalizing): Finish sermon outlines Arrange any other unfinished details for Sunday's services Saturday (a day of inreach and outreach): Visit inactive church members Minister to the community, (or) Visit the friends and families of church members (with the church members themselves). Sunday (a day of worship, fellowship, and planning): Preach Visit with church members for lunch (in our home) An occasional meeting Monday (a day of rest): REST! Attend associational meetings (only about once a month) Some of this schedule is still in the planning stages (such as ministering to the community on Saturdays...our church is currently in the beginning stages of planning on the how and what). And I haven't included every detail of my schedule (I obviously pray every day, not just on Wednesdays). But I'm interested to know if I'm leaving anything out, or if I ought to arrange things differently in terms of when I do certain things. Would you change this schedule, and if so, how?