Since the thread about churches to watch out for was closed out of fear of gossip, I thought we could just focus on the characteristics of these type churches. Please don't name names, either of churches or pastors, but let's focus on creating a list of characteristics, or "red flags" that pastors should look out for when interviewing with perspective churches. After we get a good idea of the characteristics, let's turn our focus onto getting rid of these traits in our own churches. IOWS let's pull out the log in our eyes before we get the toothpick out of our neighbor's church. By doing it this way, it will be edifying to us all. The first red flag I want to place up is Pastor tenure. If a church has a history of replacing their pastor after 18 months, watch out... That is just enough time for the Pastor to begin making progress, and the founding families to rebel. Second red flag: If there are only 3 last names in a church of 100... you may be eaten alive. What are some more?