Well, what was year 3 like for me? It was a lot the hit show "24". I got to be "Pastor Jack Bauer" and go 24/7 as well. Why? A couple of reasons:
#1 – I didn’t take my own advice of not starting things too soon – So when things didn’t go as hoped, I had to become involved. Just like Jack, I was running around like a madman trying to solve every problem.
#2 – People were bringing nuclear bombs into the church – OK, that might be stretching it a bit, but they had some pretty explosive baggage! Be careful of that.
#3 – It took me a while to trust people and delegate – This is around the time that I learned to delegate. not because I thought it was a good idea, but out of necessity. I had amazing people around who were trying to help me and I couldn’t see it. I’m really thankful they were patient with me. Today, our office is totally different becuae people have not only been responsibility, but they also have the authority to carry it out.