There is a thread entitled Unrealistic expectations of pastors. I thought it maght be interesting to consider if Pastors have unrealistic expectations of Board Members (Deacons) and members. Let's limit this thread to churches with less the 350 in regular attendance. We should exclude larger churches because many times they are organized differently, have more staff, have more activities, etc. than the smaller churches. Do Pastors expect: 1. Board members to be at every function that includes men unless they have given prior notice to the Pastor? 2. Board members to actively support every church program even if they do not think it is a good program? Of course, board members should not actively detract from any ongoing program. 3. Board members to actively support the music program even if the type of music has been changed to something that is irritating to them? Let's try these for starters. What do you think?