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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