Read Al Mohler's thoughts on the new wave of church planting. I found it helpful, especially since I have wrestled back and forth on this issue. I hate the thought of fighting with unregenerate deacon wives over the color of the carpet, but also don't think I am entrepreneurial-minded enough to plant a church. The motto of many church planters is, "I would rather create my own problems than inherit someone else's." Here is a quote:
At the same time, we also need this generation of young pastors to go into established churches and revitalize a Gospel ministry through expository preaching and energetic leadership. Giving up on the established church is not an option. Some young pastors see church planting as a way of avoiding the challenge of dealing with the people and pathologies of older congregations. This is an abdication of responsibility.