In a blog post at ChristianPost, it said that the most common reason a pastor leaves a church is because the pastor believes that they have taken a church as far as they can.
From the assorted scandals that erupt nearly constantly, I would have
assumed it was because the pastor couldn't keep his hands off other
men's wives or even underage minors.
But on a more serious note, why is it that a church has to necessarily “go anywhere”.
Isn't it enough that people show up each week, politely listen to the
sermon, drop a few dollars into the collection plate, and wash and
repeat the next week?
A pastor saying that they have to take a church as far as they can
sounds like a pronouncement uttered from atop a dangerous precipice.
Primarily, it sounds like a pastor is willing to stomp all over a congregation in order to make a name for himself.
In such a situation as a member of the congregation or regular attender,
if you don't go along with the pastor's outlandish schemes, you are
made out to be some kind of dangerous subversive.
Slow and steady wins the race.
If you find yourself in a congregation where the church needs to “go
somewhere”, you might very easily find yourself in the jungles of Latin
America where the unsuspecting before they realize it are forced to line
up to take the “spicy Kool Aid” whether they really want to or not.