A Collect for Clergy Time Management
O Lord God, numberer of our days, grant us the gift of being mindful of whose we are. Inspire us with your Holy Spirit to serve you and your people. Help us to order our lives wisely and according to your will. Finally, bring us with all your saints into your timeless glory, where you reign with your Son and the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen.
About the KIC Time Management Technique
The Keep It Collared time management system for clergy has principles similar to many other systems, including Franklin-Covey,Getting Things Done, and the Pomodoro Technique. It is a work-in-progress started by The Rev. David Simmons, ObJN, an Episcopal Priest.
A clergyperson's primary role is that of being a person of presence, not production, so using a production-based workflow can lead to a loss of mission. Being a person of presence calls for a different primary guiding principle than production-based workflows, and that principle is Mindfulness. Constant awareness of who we were created by, who we serve, and who we are is the overriding principle that needs to govern our lives as clergy. The secondary principles of KIC are: