First Mark Galli raises some concerns about the pastor as mega-church entrepeneur in this article: Why We Need More 'Chaplains' and Fewer Leaders.
Tod Bolsinger responds by contending that we need pastors who are missional leaders: We Need Chaplains...Just not More Of Them...Not Now.
MG pushes back on the pastor as missional entrepeneur: Mark Galli Responds: Pastors in a changing world--Leaders or Chaplains?.
TB insists that pastors are called to love people and lead them into mission: Leaders Who Tend.
I've enjoyed the discussion. I'm especially going to think on this for a while:
Let us remember that the early church made its way in a culture that was pluralism on steroids, and highly relativistic at that. Such was the legacy of the Greek mystery religions, among others. A god for every city. A philosophy for every man. And no one having the temerity to say he had the way, the truth, and the life—because each worshipped their own gods (Acts 17:16ff). The church grew up in this setting, and eventually transformed Roman culture not by being missional in the way it is talked about today, but when it acted like the church I’ve described above. No bold plans to transform society. [No] big dreams of changing culture. Just a focus on congregational life: worship, preaching, catechesis, and simple acts of charity (taking care of widows and orphans, attending to the sick during plagues, and so forth).