I am always on the hunt for resources that help me to be more productive as a pastor. One of my favorite places to find tips is the Productive Pastor Podcast that my friend and fellow pastor Chad Brooks produces. He offers great interviews, tips, and tools for staying productive in ministry. If you join his insider list, you’ll also receive a free bundle of great forms for your personal use.
Like many of you, I love the tools other people provide, but often need to tweak them for my own context. And occasionally, I need to make something from scratch to meet a need. Below you will find a list of free resources that I have either created or adapted from other tools to assist you in staying productive in ministry.
Personal Productivity Resources
Ministry Action Plan (2015).pdf
This is a weekly planning form that I adapted from Bill Streger. It is used for planning weekly time investment.
Day Sheet (2015).pdf
I adapted this day sheet from Chad Brooks’ version. It helps me to better plan and track my daily tasks.
Sermon Planning Worksheet 2018 (PDF)
This sermon planning worksheet was inspired by another of Chad Brooks’ worksheets. I have adapted it to follow my preferred sermon structure and way of thinking through a Biblical text.
I created these forms to assist with the process of planning and evaluating church programs and events, so that we can better gauge ministry effectiveness. Please feel free to adapt them to your needs.