I’ve published another article for Examiner.com as the Raleigh Practical Christianity Examiner. The article is part of my “Sunday 101″ series and is called “Sunday 101: Paying someone to serve.”
Today, people are employed by churches to be pastors/elders. Often, these people are unknown by the churches who hire them, except for perhaps a resume and a visit. This is not what Scripture describes as the relationship between churches and pastors/elders.
Here is an excerpt from my article:
I recently read an announcement from a church in the Raleigh area. Their senior pastor had left, and they were looking for someone to be their new senior pastor. They wanted someone with the proper amount of education, who was skilled at speaking and administration, and who could manage finances and staff. Of course, this church offered a generous salary package for the person they chose for this position.
In other words, this group of believers wanted to pay someone who they did not know so that that person would serve them.
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