Many churches are wrestling with the changes that technology brings.
One aspect of church life that technology may have impacted is office hours for Pastors. Has your church struggled to define the office hours? Many Pastors are spending less and less time physically at the church building. In some ways, the flexibility allows for a Pastor to be more involved in activities with their families or communities.
And yet, less office hours do raise some questions and concerns. Is it ENOUGH for a Pastor to be available via email or cell phone most of the week? OR, are opportunities for ministry and “casual conversations” being missed when members of the church cannot drop in or plan around standard office hours?
Therefore, in today's age of cell phones and laptops making the "office" more portable, how many hours SHOULD a pastor be available at the "brick and mortar" building?
Has your church found any solutions? Are you still trying to figure out the best balance?