The Paperless Pastor

There are many areas of ministry that I love!! I love visiting people, I love leading Bible Studies, I love worship, I love working with the children and youth of the church….just to name a few.  However, there is to more to being a pastor than the “fun” stuff.  There are many areas of ministry that a pastor has to worry about.  There is the relational, administrative, creative, personal, emotional, spiritual, and theological.  When the pastor is not out making a visit or preaching a sermon many pastor can be found in their offices shuffling papers.

I guess I did not know what I was getting myself into when it came to the amount of paper that is used in ministry.  It seems all I do is work with paper.  I write my sermons and print them out,  I deal with bulletins, newsletters, council reports, letters etc.  If I wasn’t careful I can find myself filing all the time!!

I have recently dedicated myself to do all I can to go paperless.  I would like to share some process I have reasearched and tools to help me accomplish this.

There are three reasons why I am choosing to do this:

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