Do More Better is a practical guide to productivity. The author, Tim Challies, moves you through a set of exercises to help you learn to do more better. On his website he supplies a productivity worksheet to aid in the task of defining your roles and then your responsibilities within those roles and lastly creating brief mission statements for each of those roles. This post is the outworking of that worksheet in my life. It has been awhile since I have defined these roles and mission statements. I found the exercise very beneficial and know I will return to it as I move throughout my life.
Roles, Responsibilities & Mission Statements
…for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Spiritual: Bible, Devotions, Church, Worship, Prayer
Cultivate: Reading widely, Writing to process my thoughts, Listening to podcasts
Creating: Creating beauty through photography, organizing to claim the chaos, arts & crafts
Relationships: Invest and maintain the friendships God has given me
Physical: Rest, exercise, & outdoor time in God’s creation
To pursue God by cultivating my mind, heart and soul. Tending to my soul through participating in the means of grace. Nurturing my mind and heart by reading, writing and listening. Cultivating truth, goodness and beauty around me through creating. Loving my neighbor and resting in the finished work of Jesus.
Relationship with my husband, children and extended family.
To bring glory to God by loving my family as I do myself. By investing time in them and with them and cultivating a relationship built on the kingdom of God.
All things pertaining to the running of the home. Paying bills, cooking meals, keeping order
To provide a sanctuary for my family and friends by keeping the daily operations running smoothly so that others can rest and rejoice in Jesus.
All things pertaining to my children’s education. Casting a vision yearly, planning and ordering curriculum, planning weekly/daily lesson plans, execution of the lesson plans
To point my children to Jesus through the means and method of home education.
Be a Titus 2 woman, who opens her home so relationships can be nurtured. Teaching children on Wednesday nights.
To love God by loving and serving my neighbor through teaching, relationships and hospitality.
Record keeping, outreach, training, bookwork/computer work, training, discipleship & encouragement of tutors and families, practicum.
To serve homeschool families in SWMO by walking along side of, encouraging , equipping and administrating our local Classical Conversations community so that we can pursue the mission of knowing God and making Him known.