Far too many ministers and leaders in the church today see their position as a job rather than a calling. They have forsaken the Word of God and personal holiness in order to focus on increasing membership numbers (sometimes referred to as "giving units").
John Piper: “What is sin? It is the glory of God not honored. The holiness of God not reverenced. The greatness of God not admired. The power of God not praised. The truth of God not sought. The wisdom of God not esteemed. The beauty of God not treasured. The goodness of God not savored. […]
Abraham Kuyper (Dutch Theologian): “Every science in a certain degree starts from faith, and, on the contrary, faith, which does not lead to science, is mistaken faith or superstition, but real, genuine faith it is not.”