by Rick Boxx
June 3, 2010
According to the Wall Street Journal, because of lower giving during the recession, many pastors are finding themselves unemployed. Since churches are not required to pay unemployment taxes, and because many churches delay addressing financial issues, some pastors get dismissed with very little severance.
The church should be a model of virtue and generosity, especially with its pastors. 1Timothy 5:17-18 teaches, "The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching. For the Scripture say, ‘Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain.' And ‘The worker deserves his wages.'"
If you're in church leadership, remember the way you handle financial trials is a reflection on the church, maybe as much as your teaching.
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