Before my pastor stepped down (old age) we talked and i was told how they never got paid they started their own family business because they didn't want to get paid for doing Gods calling upon their life. So that makes me think why get paid to preach? Why not do Gods calling without getting something back for it? I believe it was paul who worked on the side for his ministry.
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Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:04 AM on May. 17, 2011
Because being a pastor is a full time job and it's just about preaching. A good pastor is there for his (or her) congregation when they need him - he visits those who are in the hospital, home bound, in nursing homes, etc. He also provides counseling, works within the community, and lends a hand to those in need. My dad works full time and is a pastor because the church he pastors at can't afford to pay him, but he puts in as many hours at the church, or for the church, each week that he does at work.
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Answer by daps at 10:55 AM on May. 17, 2011
Because it's their job and they also need a roof over their heads, food to eat, clothes to wear and have bills to pay. In our synagogue we pay our Rabbi because he's offering a service to us, it's a job that he's doing and there's nothing wrong with ANYONE charging for his time, effort and services. As for working "on the side".... why should they? If they prepared themselves to become religious leaders, why should they try to find other jobs when they could be earning a livelihood doing what they love to do? Wouldn't you prefer a religious leader that can focus on the needs of the community rather than of worrying about getting a second job to pay for his livelihood and therefore more likely to neglect the job that's not giving him any remuneration?
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