Should a pastor that spends most of his time preaching and teaching get paid for what God has him to do? I know what the scriptures says about this, but would you pastor for free?

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i pastor a small church in troy al ive been there for seven years this April and have not received a salary sense Ive been there its what the Lord ask me to do for the first seven years i have no idea whats next but i cant wait 2 see what God has for me
Because you've labored long without compensation from men, your reward in God is great. The manifestation of it shall be beyond your comprehension. God Bless You, my Brother!
Greetings Pastor Moultry,

Follow your heart. God is good. Many of us are pastoring without a salary. Just beleive
God and there will be increase for you and your flock. I am a firm beleiver that God never
intends for the flock to suffer and the man of God increase. The annointing flows from the
top down through the hem of the garment.

Stay encouraged.

In Christ
Pastor R. Phillips
Now your talking. lol
Summary of My Views
I agree that a pastor should be paid. i won't bore everybody with reasons, as the discussion (Argument? Not really) has gone on long enough, and both sides have their Bible-Backed-Points.

I however agree with those who say a pastor should be paid for his work. The truth is that even a man of God is just that. a man of God. No more. He must eat, and drink water, and have shelter and protection from the elements.Unless he has a huge store of inherited wealth, he must meet those needs of his somehow. That would be either (for completeness) getting paid, begging, borrowing or stealing for his labour. Now the last two are obviously out. I for one don't believe that a pastor should beg because he preaches the word of God.

The Real Question.
The real question is who should pay him, and how should he be paid.

Other Means
There are other ways for a man of God to be prosperous, while still fulfilling his God given calling. A common example is writing books, and the proceeds for them being shared by the publisher, church and pastor.

Pastoring and Technology (Diversion)
Pastors who have embraced technological innovation now have abundant means at their disposal to make an income, for the Church and themselves without a conflict. An example is a paid webcast, or advertiser supported webcasts. Because of the cheap distribution costs inherent in a technologically based evangellical system, congregation members only contribute small amounts each which can add up.

My Personal Contribution to Revenue
From this point, I will drop any pretense of neutrality. I think pastors work just as hard, or harder than anybody and deserve to be paid for that. I also believe that the financial commitment from the congregation should be light and spread out amongst them.

The essence of the strategy is to provide a service. Provide guidance to your congregation in a way they can understand, that costs little, and benefits them immeasurably. Many successful (My definition, and I hope yours, is how many souls are saved ) ministries today are that way because they understand this.

Another Thread : My practical solutions to providing a service, and making an income for every pastor out there

The link below is to a thread about the Tele Devotional System. I must first point out, that I am far from a neutral observer, because I helped develop the system. However if you are interested in finding out how you can

a. Provide a natural, intuitive, non-invasive and constant guidance to a World-Wide Audience of Christian Brothers/Sisters.

b. Generate an honest, reliable income stream for both the Church, and yourself.

c. Expand your congregation geometrically.

None of these things cost the pastors or Church anything. In fact the TDS generates revenue, with no investment whatsoever.

This must be sounding too good to be true already. If you are interested in the points I mentioned above, pls feel free to click on the link below to learn more about it from my forum topic. please also feel free to post your experiences (good and Bad).

You can download the ten page slide that explains everything from the forum here : It works all over the World in every country and language.

The first 20 Pastors that request it (click the forum link below, and request a no-obligation demo) will receive the TDS system for a free test with their congregations.

For those of you that read this far, thanks for doing so, and remain blessed in Jesus Name.

Good God Almighty! Prophet Ward, this is a powerful word! Yes, those who are called to preach -- as you say -- deserve to be compensated but the "fire shut up in our bones" (speaking to those who are called) will not allow a small thing such as money stand in our way!
Greetings Pastor Day,


In Christ
Pastor R. PHillips
I love the Lord, and I know that we all serve a Risen Savior. Therefore I want every one to consider the walk of Christ in their personal lives. Seek Ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and All things will be added unto you." As per Jesus. Amen!

To preach the Gospel is to the Jew First and then to the Gentile. Therefore the job of a Minister is to preach unto the Masses of the Saved and Unsaved. We are to preach- reach- and teach. We have to give unto those less fortunate and raise our sons and daughters as HOLY parents in a Holy Christ centered household.

Every minister should follow the way of Paul if he can. Food in this economy, room, board are expensive So it is understandable if ministers may want to get paid. However, All Saved persons are MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST ELOHIM ( i LOOK TO HIM). So do you receive payment every time you hand out a track, or a church bulletin when you are out in the general public? I think that we should consider the purpose and job of each pastor and decide corporately as the church how much a minister should be paid...if at all. However, someone must be care taker of the church (building) and grounds and parsonage. Also it is important that the poor and needy of the church and the outside commmunity be blessed by the congregation. So it would be best if we all consider that our jobs as Ministers of the Gospel is to serve. Is it not written...."THE GREATEST AMONG YOU WILL BE THE SERVANT OF ALL?" We must all combine in prayer and fasting and seek the true and Living Alpha and Omega --the One Soverign God...Jesus Christ Elohim find the common ground.

This is one of the easyest question for any for real called out preacher: the answer is of course if. God called you, but if one has been sent and not called, the answer is no... what's yyour position? Called or sent.


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