Most of us think we have plenty of time and consequently waste plenty of it. In 1955 The Economist published Parkinson’s Law that began like this, “It is a commonplace observation that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Thus, an elderly lady of leisure can spend the entire day in writing and despatching a postcard to her niece at Bognor Regis. An hour will be spent in finding the postcard, another in hunting for spectacles, half-an-hour in a search for the address, an hour and a quarter in composition, and twenty minutes in deciding whether or not to take an umbrella when going to the pillar-box in the next street. The total effort which would occupy a busy man for three minutes all told may in this fashion leave another person prostrate after a day of doubt, anxiety and toil.” So work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. The author gives two reasons. Officials try to multiply subordinates, and officials create work for each other. The article speaks for itself, but the parallels to modern church ministry are striking. The answer is a lean, nimble, and empowered leadership team.