When I first started Mill Creek, I did far too much stuff. At the time, we felt fortunate that I had some design experience and that I was able to produce everything from our web site and direct mail cards to program shells and invite cards. I also had a ton of experience with all sorts of technical gear. (I even hosted our site on my own servers.) Of course, I had a lot of help in many other areas but the truth is that I worked my butt off in a any area where I had some degree of knowledge.
I hate to admit this but during this time when I would meet with other pastors that didn’t know how to do certain things I would secretly scoff. I would think that they should know how to do a lot of this stuff and how glad I was that I wasn’t clueless in this area or that.
Now, however, I realize I was so wrong. What I didn’t understand was that their “ignorance” forced them to give the ministry away at a much faster rate than me. Today, I’m still doing some of those same old things and, frankly, I shouldn’t be doing them. I’ve seen the light and now I understand that, to a degree, ignorance is bliss.
In other words, blessed are the idiots for they are forced to delegate and lead.
The upshot of all this is that after Easter I’m going to be making a lot of changes and I’m going to be giving away as many of these tasks as I can so that I can focus on the major things God wants me to do. I guess you could say that I’m striving to become more of an idiot. Long live the idiots.