I was a pastor in the SBC and noticed that many pastors never stayed very long. I was in it for the long haul but it seemed that the people especially in small churches expected the pastor to move on after about two years. Because of this the people seemed resisitance to do evangelism or things that require pastoral leadership. To my shock some of the leaders even expressed it to my face that they exepected me to move on after about two years. The average tenure of a pastor in another Baptist denomination is 9 years. What a contrast to about 2 years for the SBC! What has been the experience of some of you? Why do you think pastors stay longer in some denominations and not others?