I attended a church many many years ago whose pastor was not 'walking with God'. He cared little about how the church grew, threatened lawsuits every time he left a church (if they were to say anything negative about him), and his dealings with his family actually caused me great distressed. I witnessed him in a resturant abandan his two year handicapped grandson at the table alone. Why, becouse his daughter-in-law was in the restroom and he wanted to leave and pay. He firmly believed his grandson was her responsibility and even though he is the one who abandoned him, if the boy got hurt, it was her fault.
God does not abandon his children. Unfortunately, this experience also reminded me that just becouse someone has excepted the role of pastor, it does not mean they did so out of love for God. Religious organizations are a great way to satisfy a need for power. Satan loves to promote that. Regardless, a church is a body. A unit. If the only way that your church grows is thru the pastor alone- then the church has failed. Bible studies, youth groups, prayer chains, spiritual weekends and many other activities encourage members to take charge of their faith and roll in the church. DO NOT LEAVE IT TO YOUR PASTOR TO BEGIN, ORGANIZE, AND RUN THESE. Step up. Best place to start is with a bible study.
My father was a pastor. I watched him struggle to be numerouse people at once. He organized the youth groups; he organized bible studies and retreats; he prepared his weekly sermons; he ministered to four seperate nursing homes; besides his private prayer time, he ran prayer meetings; he counseled people even in the middle of the night; he was a police chaplen(sp) called apun at any hour; and so much more. I loved him dearly and greatly admire the strength it took for him to be all that he was for his church, his faith- GOD. But he was wrong in a way. When your pastor is the only promoting all this, they rest of the church becomes lazy. They neglect their own spiritual callings. After all some one else is handling it.
Pray. What is your spiritual calling? Start there. God does not want you to be more than he calls you to be. Sometimes people just need to see another step up to remember that being a christian is not just sitting in a pew on Sunday. Be an example