Pomodoro PTWG

Pomodoro PTWG Technique

30 for 30 challenge: Personal Time With God

The Pomodoro PTWG technique developed by Pastor Dorsia Atkinson, is a great way for us to “upgrade” and improve our Personal Time With God on a daily basis. Recently, he encouraged all of us to participate in a church wide “upgrade of our PTWG”, by challenging us to use the Pomodoro PTWG technique for 30 minutes a day for 30 days.  Thus the 30 for 30 challenge.

During the daily 30 minutes of Personal Time With God, we will pray, read the scriptures, reflect & make notes, summarize & list things to apply to our life, and spend a minute each day memorizing a passage of scripture for the week. This is done in time-structured method which helps an individual get the maximum benefit from this short amount of time each day. In fact, there is even an app you can download from our website that will help you with the time management of your 30 minutes each day.

Below you will have everything you’ll need to participate in this challenge, including the Pomodoro timer app for your mobile device, videos to show how to install the apps, and even videos to walk you through step by step how to use this technique.  There are also materials at our Next Steps Table at Sunday morning worship service.

Timer Apps

Android Phone App

Download: ClearFocus – Productivity Timer

Configuring: Instructional Video

iOS Phone App

Download: Be Focused – Focus Timer & Goal Tracker for work and study

Configuring: Instructional Video

Website: https://www.tomatoid.com/pomodoro


Information about PTWG

The purpose of having Personal Time With God or PTWG, is for you to get to know God and grow an enjoyable loving relationship with Him

The Key to the Pomodoro PTWG is to…Be persistent until you are consistent

Instructions for Pomodoro PTWG

Supplies Needed: Bible, notepad, pen or pencil and a timer

Books of the Bible: 1 Corinthians and then Mark

Prayer before Bible Study (2 minutes)

Ask God to…

 Read (4 minutes)

Helpful Tips

* Take you’re time and read at your own pace.  This is not a reading race!

** If you don’t know how to pronounce a word, don’t get hung up.  Keep reading!

*** If you don’t know the meaning of a word, don’t worry. Keep reading! The surrounding context may give you insight into what the word is. You can always circle it & look it up later.

Reflect & Make Notes (3 minutes)

Read (4 minutes)

Reflect & Make Notes (3 minutes)

Read (4 minutes)

Reflect & Make Notes (3 minutes)

Connect & Summarize (4 minutes)

Scripture Memorization for the week (1 minute)

Weekly Memory Verses

Closing Prayer (2 minutes)

Ask God to…

Close by repeating John Wesley’s Daily Prayer  



John Wesley Daily Prayer

I am no longer my own, but yours

Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will.

Put me to doing, put me to suffering.

Let me be employed for you or laid aside for you,

Exalted for you or brought low for you.

Let me be full, let me be empty.

Let me have all things, let me have nothing.

I freely and heartily yield all things to your pleasure and disposal.

And now, O glorious and blessed God;

Father, Son & Holy Spirit,

You are mine, and I am yours.

So be it.

And the covenant, which I have made on earth,

Let it be ratified in heaven.

30 in 30 Challenge: Intro Video

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