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What Should We Pay Our Pastor? : Part 3 – Systems That Work

 Back to Part 2 There are many possible systems a church can use to determine how to compensate their pastoral staff – some are good some are bad. Systems that don’t work Denominational Guidelines It’s not that denominational guidelines *can’t* work, it’s just that they usually don’t.  The problem is that most existing guidelines aren’t …

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What Should We Pay Our Pastor? : Part 2 – A Historical Perspective

Back to Part 1 From the time of Constantine (325 AD) to the present there seems to be three separate ages and models of pastoral compensation: The Medieval Age (325-1500AD), The Reformed Age (1500-1900), and The 20th Century Collapse (1900-Present).  The borders of these eras are pretty fuzzy depending on what country you’re talking about …

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What Should We Pay Our Pastor? : Part 1 – A Biblical Perspective

Pastoral compensation is an issue that faces most churches, however most pastors never teach on the subject because they fear such teaching will appear self-serving.  The result is that pastoral salaries are rarely based on Biblical principles.  This clearly will not do.  What we need to do is start with the teachings of Scripture, recognize …

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