When our Association Committee reviewed our staff salary packages, we asked the question, “How should staff pay compare to other salaries?”
When we looked to the Bible, we found a bunch of passages that gave us some good principles which we could apply to staff salaries. There are also some places where ministry staff pay is discussed directly. Looking at some of these, there are three main conclusions we established.
1. It’s a job, just like everyone else’s job
When Paul writes to Timothy he tells him that:
The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honour, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.
For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.”
By Double Honour, he is referring to the honour of the position as well as financial remuneration. You can’t…
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