The vast majority of pastors have settled into a comfort zone. This involves dwelling in the moderate middle, and an avoidance of extremes. In addition, most church leaders will go almost any distance to avoid criticism; resulting in the continual effort to maintain unity at all costs, to keep everyone happy.
We might also add valuing the normal; and finally, a sense of gradualism, that the rate of change should be kept under strict control, and the best change is that which occurs very slowly.
Kerry Thorpe, Doing Things Differently