Sometimes people are just looking for someone to take a stand:
We belong to a small 400-500 member startup church that I thought was Biblically-based. Several weeks ago, our pastor preached a message on Social Justice. After several days of consideration, I sent a two-page rebuttal to the sermon. We fully expected to be asked to leave the church. Today, the pastor asked me to take one of three eldership positions.
Don’t be afraid to leave. But also, don’t be afraid to lead.