The church often doesn’t know how to answer the question, “How much should we pay our pastors?” There are those who feel the pastor should be kept poor and those who feel the pastor should receive exorbitant salaries (not many of those!). But most Christians want to be fair, we just don’t know how to define “fair”.
A radically healthy New Testament community is an awesome community. Read your “press release” from heaven: You are a special community—a chosen generation of royal priests, a holy nation, a special people. You have a special calling—to proclaim your praise of the One who called you out of darkness. Why? Because you have obtained mercy! (9-10)