25 Years of Leadership Lessons

This weekend, Meck will celebrate its 25th anniversary, and I have had the privilege of serving as its senior pastor the entire quarter-century run.

Not many people get to plant a church.

Not many get to lead a church for this many years.

Which got me thinking… if I could go back in time, what would I tell that young church planter in 1992? What things didn't I know then, and what things did I commit to then that I've found were well worth the commitment? In other words, what would I go back and offer myself from 25 years of leadership lessons?

Okay, that's a book, not a blog. And I kind of already wrote it. (It's titled What They Didn't Teach You in Seminary.) But here, in no particular order, are 25 things I know I would want to make sure to pass on:

  1. Don't overestimate what you can do in one year, but don't underestimate what you can do in 10, much less 25.
  2. Prioritize family over ministry. You'll find it to be the Best.Decision.Ever.
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