PCP 196: 7 Tips For Staying On Top Of Your Email

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Pastors are called to care from people and emails come from people. If you have trouble staying on top of your email, you’re missing out on loving your people well. The good news is that email doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In this episode, we share with you seven practical things you can do today to stay on top of your email and love your people well.

Welcome to welcome to episode 196 of Practical Church Planting. You can listen to this episode below, or subscribe to the podcast and get our episodes delivered right to you.

Here are the seven tips we discuss in this episode:

  • View unanswered/forgotten emails as a problem
  • Don’t view your inbox as a task list
  • Create separate folders if necessary
  • To stay at Inbox 0, live by these two rules: Only open it once & deal with or move it once you do
  • Unsubscribe to all emails the first time you receive them
  • Deal with all currently/inboxed emails
  • Check your email less.

Email script to help you get to inbox 0

Afraid you might miss something critical while clearing out your inbox? Simply send an email like the one below to all the critical people in your contact list:

Subject: Got a pressing issue I haven’t dealt with? Can you re-send your email?

Hi Friends,

I’ve decided to get to inbox zero and start organizing my workflow in a new way.

To that end, today I’m going to delete every email that’s over 30 days old.

I apologize for not getting back to you on the relevant matter. If it’s still a current issue for you, do you mind resending me the email?

I promise I’ll be responding much faster in the future.

Thanks! I appreciate you!

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