If you are having problems with your minister, consider this neglected possibility:
Congregations often “heap up teachers who are in keeping with their own desires.” (2 Timothy 4: 3b).
The difficulty, in such cases, is that the problem isn’t only with your minister—it may also be with the flock! The fault is, Paul said, teachers are frequently chosen by congregations because they think that they will cater to their desires by scratching their ears!” (4:3a). Such congregations don’t want to hear the preaching of sound doctrine because it often doesn’t do so. Indeed, good teachers—those God approves—will often say just the opposite of what a congregation wants to hear.
Look around—is the kind of minister one that pretty well teaches what your church wants to hear? Is he soft on sin and easy on commendation? Or is he a faithful preacher of the Word who speaks truth, whether or not, those listening want to hear it.