“I know worship pastors who wouldn’t be in their present church unless they were being paid. That’s not good. Salary shouldn’t be the primary means of determining where we serve. And you shouldn’t work at a church you wouldn’t attend.” [from Bob Kauflin’s forth-coming book Worship Matters]
Don’t you love to read a rarely stated but important truth put clearly?
Of course, pastors can go to a church hoping to change it, but without the pulpit, in a position like “minister of music” that would be very difficult.
Mark Dever has written a few comments over at Church Matters about how you shouldn’t work at a church you wouldn’t want to worship at if you weren’t a staff member: