What's Best Next

What's Best Next

Taught by Matt Perman

Unique in the approach it presents to maximizing efficiency, the What’s Best Next course outlines a God-centered, gospel-oriented perspective that addresses the proper motivation to drive productivity—serving others to the glory of God.

Course Details

  • 28 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 6 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • What's Best Next
12 Month Access
$119.99 USD

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Course Description

Do work that matters.

Productivity isn't just about getting more things done. It's about getting the right things done – the things that count, make a difference, and move the world forward. In our current era of massive overload, this is harder than ever before. So how do you get more of the right things done without confusing mere activity for actual productivity?

The What's Best Next course, taught by author and productivity expert Matt Perman, offers a practical approach for improving productivity in all areas of life. It will help you better understand:

  • Why good works are not just rare and special things like going to Africa, but anything you do in faith (even tying your shoes).
  • How to create a mission statement for your life that actually works.
  • How to delegate to people in a way that actually empowers them.
  • How to overcome time killers like procrastination, interruptions, and multitasking by turning them around and making them work for you.
  • How to process workflow efficiently and get your email inbox to zero every day.
  • How your work and life can transform the world socially, economically, and spiritually, and connect to God's global purposes.

By anchoring your understanding of productivity in God's purposes and plan, the What's Best Next online course will give you a practical approach for increasing your effectiveness in everything you do.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • A deeper understanding of why a Christ-centered view on productivity is important
  • Greater familiarity with various practices for getting the right things done
  • Insight into the challenges and pitfalls of productivity in today’s world and how to overcome them
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

Matt Perman

Matt Perman is the director of career development at The King’s College NYC and co-founder of What’s Best Next, an organization that helps empower Christians to be more productive in all areas of life. Previously, he served as director of marketing at Made to Flourish and was director of strategy at Desiring God for thirteen years. He is the author of What's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done (Zondervan, 2014).


Matt has an MDiv in biblical and theological studies from Southern Seminary and a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute. Matt is a frequent speaker on the topics of leadership and productivity from a God-centered perspective and also consults with businesses and non-profits, focusing on startups devoted to solving large global problems. He blogs at www.whatsbestnext.com.

Course Outline

  • Busting the Twelve Myths about What It Means to Get Things Done

  • Introduction: Why We Need a Uniquely Christian View on Productivity

  • Why Is It So Hard to Get Things Done?

  • Why Efficiency Is Not the Answer

  • Why We Need to Be God-Centered in Our Productivity

  • Does God Care about Getting Things Done?

  • Why the Things You Do Every Day Matter

  • Putting Others First: Love as the Guiding Principle for All of Life

  • How the Gospel Makes Us Productive

  • Peace of Mind without Having Everything under Control

  • The Role of Prayer and Scripture in Our Productivity

  • The Core Principle for Making Yourself Effective

  • What’s Your Mission? How Not to Waste Your Life

  • Finding Your Life Calling

  • Clarifying Your Roles

    MIDTERM EXAM


  • Setting Up Your Week

  • Creating the Right Routines

  • The Problem with Full System Utilization

  • The Art of Making Time

  • Harnessing the Time Killers

  • Weekly Planning

  • Managing Email and Workflow

  • Managing Projects and Actions

  • Daily Execution

  • Productivity in Organizations and Society

  • The Greatest Cause in the World

  • Productivity in a Fallen World

  • Conclusion

    FINAL EXAM




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