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Setting the Pastor's Salary
Setting the pastor's salary—this can be a thorny issue.
I would suggest that a small group of respected people help set the senior pastor's salary. Sometimes pastors of other churches or leaders of organizations are also good to add to the team, so peers are speaking in and not just subordinate staff. The senior pastor needs to be part of the process, and ultimately needs to agree to the outcome, but in view of the nature of the issue he needs to guard his heart and have a deferential spirit. But so also do the other guys need to have the right attitude—one of really blessing and honoring the senior pastor. They need to 'fight' for him so he doesn't have to fight for himself. Here are a few scriptures that I believe will help each group:
Scriptures that the senior pastor should bear in mind:
- I am not doing this for gain (2 Cor. 2:17; 1 Tim. 3:8; 1 Tim. 6:5; Titus 1:7).
- I am free from love of money, and am content trusting God (Heb. 11:5-6).
- I am above reproach, and at pains to do what is right in the eyes of God and man (1 Tim. 3:2; 2 Cor 8:21).
- My followers owe me nothing—I will gladly spend myself for them (2 Cor. 12:14).
- I consider devotion to me as if to God; I will pour it out to the Lord (1 Chron. 11:18).
Scriptures that those who help set the pastor's salary should bear in mind:
- My leaders are worthy of double honor (1 Tim. 5:17).
- My aim is to make their lives a joy (Heb. 13:17).
- I can be attentive to their needs, and quick to try to help, and alert to give them support and encouragement (1 Chron. 11:18).