This is from an interview on southernillinoisan.com where they asked Joel Osteen (who I still think looks like Orel Hershisher) what a typical week in his life is like (h/t MMI)
Mondays and Tuesdays I try to take off. Wednesdays I read and study and pray. I have a stack of notes for potential sermons. I get a theme, and once I feel good about a simple thought, I read and find stories on that. I get up real early and write my sermon on Thursdays. Fridays I finish writing it and take three hours to go over it. I really get it down in me. Saturday I study it for several hours and finish getting it down in me. I have a real good memory. I rest Saturday afternoon before the Saturday night service, and I also preach two Sunday morning services. Sunday afternoon I edit the sermon for the television broadcast. I’m just used to doing that. That’s how I started.
4 thoughts on “Joel Osteen’s Typical Week”
Is that pretty much how your week goes, Matt?
But of course! 😉
Seriously Matt, I’d like to know your typical week.
Oh, I don’t know Chris. There’s no such thing as a typical week. Yesterday would be something like a typical day. I got up, went to work out, came back and helped get the kids ready for school, met a friend for accountability and breakfast, went by a local store just opened by a woman who has been regularly visiting our congregation to visit, got something for lunch and supplies for the afternoon, came back to church and put out tables and chairs after a floor cleaning, worked with the children’s after-school program and spoke about the Last Supper and communion (I asked if they had any questions and one of the new girls said, “Do you think I’m pretty?!” 🙂 ), spent time answering email & calls and a bit of time on the computer, had dinner at the church, and then church council meeting till 8pm, drove thirty minutes home and got to my house at 8:30pm. That’s at my “second point,” on my two-point charge. On another note, I had wanted to finish my sermon that day, but it didn’t materialize. There were other little things that came up, but I don’t remember!