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Pastors Are UnderPaid

Casey Graham gives 4 reasons ministry leaders should make more money:

1. To Decrease Stress
Ministry is always ranked as one of the most stressful jobs. The last thing a pastor needs to be thinking about is how they are going to pay their personal bills or be able to afford a family vacation. IF YOU ARE BAD WITH YOUR MONEY, YOU DON’T NEED MORE MONEY!!! However, a lot of the ministry leaders I work with really make below what it takes to run a family financially. Church planters, you need to pay yourself first before you hire a bunch of staff!!! Don’t make your spouse bitter!

2. To Allow The Spouse To Stay Home
If the ministry leader is the “bread winner” in the home they should make enough to allow the spouse to stay home if they want to. I have seen too many spouses angry because they have to work so their spouse can be in ministry.

3. To Live Culturally Relevant Lives

4. To Eliminate The Poor-Mouth Mentality

(read Casey's post to read the reasoning behind point 3 and 4)

But the question is why aren't pastors paid what they are worth?

We will look at that in the next post.....

(ht: Casey)


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