Well, I could list several but one stands out above all the rest – the pastor gets caught up in the church machinery and loses sight of what makes it all go around – building the Kingdom one person at a time.
I’ve watched dozens of church planters get 125 people in worship by focusing on getting butts in the seats only to shift gears around 125 and start worrying about developing leaders or organization. And guess what happens, new people stop showing up.
The same thing happens in established churches. Now the members expect to be entitled and the lost are forgotten.
So don’t take your eye off the prize. Bringing people into the Kingdom and the Church is the most important task on earth. Don’t lose it.