Effective leaders are risk-takers. It takes a lot of risk to start a business, plant a church or take over a congregation that is full of challenges. Once the initial risk is over – the church is established, the building is built, the money is raised – a leader must make sure this risk-taking behavior is directed towards positive challenges.
This is not an excuse, but “risk taking” may help explain the behavior so many people find shocking and unexplainable. Leaders are natural risk-takers. Pray for your leaders that take great risk for God instead of those risks which lead to a public moral failure.