Two Journals

I’ve been keeping a spiritual journal since I was 17. Yesterday, i got introduced to the idea of a “management” journal from this book I borrowed from the seminary “Managing the Congregation: Building effective systems to serve people“. I still don’t feel attracted to the word “management” (even though the book is redeeming the word for me!) so I’ll just call it my “ministry journal” for now …


“The management journal is a log of what you are experiencing in your work– the critical incidents that have happened in ministry — key people, conversations, decisions and experiences: and what you are thinking about these. Just as important is the expression of your feelings about these incidents.” (p. 35)

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2 Responses to Two Journals

  1. DB says:

    hey Sivin the word gets associated with the scandals more than the successes. interestingly though I call myself team leader rather than manager unless my audience really doesn’t understand. I guess I know what you mean

  2. violet says:

    I sorta keep a “spiritual journal” too, but don’t write very often. Just curious as to what kinda things you write in there…?

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