That's Not My Job
Two of the most helpful terms in describing church leaders are Over-Functioning and Under-Functioning. Over-Functioning as a neurotic state is related to codependency. This was first noted in the study of the family systems that surrounded alcoholics. The vacuum in family structure and process created by a drinking parent would suck one or more of the children into adult-sized roles. They would take on tasks that were really not their jobs. As they grew into adulthood and left their family of origin, these wounded souls would characteristically over commit.