On Pastorial Pay and Going Afoul

25 May

Since??seminary costs so much money, and really only trains pastors for one job, leaving them without many options,??THEN church should cost a lot of money and pastors should MAKE a lot of money.

SINCE medical school costs are absurd and outrageous and really only trains dcotrs for one job, leaving them without many options, THEN healthcare should cost a lot of money and doctors should MAKE a lot of money.

Something to think about….

Ideas and some text taken from What Med School can Tell us about Pastors??http://thecondition.net/354/

Subject 2, on going afoul

The blog autheor makes some really good points though, especially as concerns the need to tow the party line, not run afoul of the congregation, and especially not run afoul of denominational guidelines.A pastor friend left his church after 20 some years in the pulpit, as he just couldnt tow the denominational party line anymore… Another pastor friend left his church, as he could not in good conscience not run afoul of a whacked congregation who only wanted ear tickling.

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One Response to “On Pastorial Pay and Going Afoul”

  1. Anonymous May 25, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    During one of my seminary classes (one about the need to be a bi-vocational pastor because in general churches aren’t going to pay you enough to live on) the professor laid out a solid, Biblical case for all pastors receiving a "double-portion". In essence, every church member owes the church 10%. 20% of that total then should go to the pastor (who then tithes his 10% back as well). He suggested that until churches followed that pattern they were continuing to steal from God.

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