Are we in danger of nitpicking our ministry leaders?

Leaders get a lot of criticism.   Sometimes people try to engineer them into being what they are not.

I remember a pastor friend who saw two people the same day in his office.  One man said he was leaving the church because his preaching wasn't emotional enough.  The second man later said he was leaving the church because the preaching was too emotional.

People read a book about humility, and they want to humble their leader. Then they lead a book about forceful leadership, and they want a leader who is not afraid of conflict or ruffling feathers.

My concern, with all the legitimate bearing down happening, that we might become (in the words of Pat Paulsen), "picky, picky, picky."

What do you think?

Yes, the pendulum is swinging toward pickiness and engineering our leaders.
38% (6 votes)
Somewhat.
13% (2 votes)
Not at present, although that could happen.
6% (1 vote)
No, nothing different at grass roots, although this is always a problem.
25% (4 votes)
No, nothing different and not a common problem.
6% (1 vote)
Other
13% (2 votes)
Total votes: 16
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