I found my pastor to be extremely selfless when we merged campuses with his. At the time my wife and I were initially called into full time missions, and with that info he took initiative to prepare us. Prepares us to lead groups, small group curriculum development, public speaking, message prep.
All that to say that he knew we wouldn't be staying around too long. He poured into us INTENTIONALLY for 3-3.5 years.
Now we are out trying to get to THAILAND and in pace for June 2017!