I know, people hate Mondays. The weekend is over. People are dragging into work. But if you serve on a church staff Monday is one of the most important days of the week. Think about it…Sunday is our first day of the week. Sunday is the biggest day to carry out ministry. Sunday is the beginning, not Monday. Monday is day 2 for our team at Grace Community’s week. Monday is so important because of 2 things…
- Evaluating / more evaluation happens on Monday morning than any other day of the week at our office. It is informal, it is relational, it is fresh, and it is GREAT evaluation time. What worked, what didn’t and what do we need to talk about in staff meeting gets processed on Mondays. For those of us who lead mid-week gatherings this same process happens on Thursday also. Evaluation happens best close to the event we are evaluating! We care so much about the Sunday morning experience we are evaluating every week. It matters that much and Monday is a great day to make it happen.
- Planning / Monday is the best day for planning because it leaves the rest of the week for execution. The best idea talked about on Thursday is terrible. When you wait till mid week to plan you leave no time for execution. For our team, Friday and Saturday are days off and we work hard to protect that freedom. If our team works on Friday it is a choice or there is a major project due that week. We get more done creatively when all creative meetings are finished on Monday. Monday planning leads to amazing experiences later in the week.
For all of you who dread Monday you may need to rethink your Monday strategy. RETHINK MONDAY, it might end up being one of the best days of the week!