Monday or Friday?

Today's blog asks a simple question to those in ministry: Do you take Monday or Friday off, and why?

I've been a Friday-off guy for about five years for 3 primary reasons:

  • It gives me some semblance of a weekend (2 days off in a row), though I almost always serve on the weekends.
  • I'm always thinking about the church on Monday anyways. After Sunday, I have a lot of things going through my head. I might as well go in and do something about them.
  • I go into Sundays more rested and physical able to handle preaching 3 assemblies, fellowship, Sunday afternoon activities and small group that night.

Most ministers I know prefer Mondays. The theory is that Sunday wipes everyone out…and the rest is needed. No argument here. What else is there?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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