The church and the people who attend. Or at least, they SHOULD!
pastors never get a set rate. The bills come first. Expenses are tantamount. Then whatever is left over is given to the pastor. Sometimes a pastor will not take a job because the pay is too low, this is wrong. Sometimes the church will beg for more money because the bills aren't getting paid. This is wrong. Sometimes pastors have to take pay cuts to pay the bills. The work of god is a work of and by faith. God supports the church by putting into the hearts of people what to give. Elders, deacons too they should never be told what pay they will receive. It is a work of faith and love. God supplies their needs as the congregation too.
Pastors have to tithe off the amount they get and the church has to put away a certain amount as a tithe. No one escapes tithing it exercises both faith in god and love.
Depending on the size of the church some Pastor don't get paid and have full times job. Larger or Denomination churches have a board of direction of treasury department who will decide these matters.
by Lori Colbo 8 years ago
I have several Pastor friends. I have had several pastors in the last 30 years. I have come to realize that the expectations we place on them professionally and personally are unfair and unrealistic and I have seen it discourage and wound many a pastor and his family. I am suggesting I guess that...
by ngureco 6 years ago
Should Women Be Pastors? Should Women Preach?
by Ken Barton 2 years ago
Should Church Pastor's be paid by the Church or work a regular job besides to meet their needs?In the early Church days of the New Testament, the Apostle's worked to provide for themselves so as to not put extra burden on the Christian's they ministered to. How about today? Why don't...
by Matthew Dawson 8 years ago
Do you believe Pastors hold the God given authority or carry the ordained right to Judge..I have seen many church leaders cast judgment upon members of there congregation for backsliding and/or sinning, do these religious leaders hold a higher authority the individual who was judged?
by Van Lal Hmangaih 8 years ago
I used to hear some people complaining about their pastors in terms of shepherding their flocks. How can we help our pastors developing their calling and ministry to be more fruitful ?
by Susan Reid 6 years ago
What advice do you have for someone interested in becoming a Pastor?
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