With a new year approaching, many of us are considering how we can make the most of the opportunities it will bring. Many of us are considering how we can actually generate opportunities that will help us make the most of 2017.
I have invested a lot of effort into defining and pursuing productivity through a Christian lens and want to offer a couple of options that may help you. I believe you will find them helpful whether you are a student or a professional, a work-from-home dad or a stay-at-home mom. I am confident they will help you learn to structure your life to do the most good unto the glory of God.
Do More Better
I recently wrote a book titled Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity. There I define productivity as effectively stewarding your gifts, talents, time, energy, and enthusiasm for the good of others and the glory of God. I show how to structure your life toward those great goals and how to use appropriate hardware and software tools to build and maintain a life-wide system. The response to the book has been very encouraging and lots of people have now read about the system and adapted it for their own use. Weighing in at just 100 pages, it is a quick read but, I hope, an impactful one. You can buy Do More Better from Amazon or Cruciform Press.
Do More Better: The Course
Last year I traveled to Ligonier Ministries to teach and record a course based on the book. That course has just been released! While it includes the complete text of the book and follows its flow, it supplements it with a brief series of video sessions recorded before a live audience. It also includes learning activities designed to help you apply what you’ve learned. Each step in each lesson is designed to take no more than 5-10 minutes (with a few exceptions) so can be completed in no more than 8-10 hours. If you take this course you’ll be well on your way to understanding a Christian view of productivity and implementing a system that can make a real difference to your life.
You can learn more about the Do More Better course at Ligonier Connect. (Also note: Ligonier Ministries is an approved provider of Continuing Education Units through the Association of Christian Schools International. This course is approved for 0.75 CEU credit.)