Feature: Rural church leaders should raise awareness of paying pastors

For some historical reasons, we can see the phenomenon of “churches don’t talk about money, pastors don’t take money”. While affirming its positive significance, we also need to see its negative impact on today’s society.

The rural middle-aged pastor Z’s family has three children, and the monthly salary of 1,500 yuan is not enough to support a family of five.

Since he did not know how to do business in the church or how to go out to make money, in addition to his own three mu of land (0.495 mu), he also contracted some land to pay for some daily expenses. less than 5,000 yuan per year.

“If church leaders can realize that the future growth of the church is inseparable from the increase in pastor salary, then church staff will be treated fairly. But if they don’t see the need for grassroots pastors, it will be another 10 or 20 years. years, the problem is still unresolved.”

Decades ago, the pastor had to support himself because the church had no money, but now it is not difficult for the church to hire a pastor due to the development of the Chinese economy.

As children grow up and settle down, rural church leaders in their 50s and 60s who are not under financial pressure cannot understand that young pastors in their 30s and 40s need to support 5 or 6 people, including their children and parents.

For these 60-year-old pastors, the idea was the same decades ago, that co-workers should not be paid or paid very little because they’ve been through tough times when the church doesn’t need to spend a lot of money, they rely on God lives.

Under the influence of such a concept, Z was once in a dilemma, with a meager salary, not suitable for making money, and would say, “I don’t love the Lord, I don’t believe in the Lord, I only love the world.”

It wasn’t until later that Z was released by the words of a priest, “I tell you one thing, you must remember. You just have to “do something useful with your own hands.” Dare to do it.”

— Translated by Abigail Wu

Due to some special historical reasons for the church, the trend of “the church does not take money” suddenly formed in China, which has been affecting it to this day. While affirming its role, we also need to hear its impact. (== when summed up)

Brother Z is a middle-aged preacher who has been married for many years and has three rural children. Brother Z is likely to get a preacher’s salary of 1,500 yuan per month. Obviously, in the 21st century today, this 150 yuan wants to support a family of five. Yes.

Brother Z owns three acres of land, which means that his annual income is less than 5,000 yuan. Because he is a preacher and needs to serve the local church, he can’t spend money to work outside, and he doesn’t know how to do things, so he thought that in addition to the three acres of land he had made for himself, Zibril won some land, which he could bring to some families. Come get some returns.

“If leaders can foresee the future of transmission, if they can have a working class like this, if they can have a work environment like mine, if they can have insight into the life scenarios of future workers, they need to be able to perceive the life scenarios of these workers. . One is about 00 floors.” If the organization has understood the actual needs of co-workers Ji, then after two years, there will be 10 times to solve it. “

Pushing these forward a lot, there is no money to cultivate them now, but all the preachers rely on God to support themselves. In fact, there is no problem.

In the church, these general church leaders are elders or church leaders over 60 years old, basically in their 50s, and they have all grown up and become financially family business. But in their grassroots preaching, the relationship between the post-80s and post-90s is the word of Taoists of both husband and wife, mainly because they have children in the past, and both parties may need to support 77 people including themselves. They may be Most importantly, 8 generations.

Church leaders in their 60s, they are about the physical needs of these people in their thirties and forties. And, for church leaders in their 60s, they’ve always been those bitter days, the past of that life is the origin of that era. When it comes to what the preachers say, it is because they think that the organization does not take money or only considers taking a small amount of money to teach specific preachers.

Under such a concept, Z’s anchors should have a very effective role, and at the same time they are very reluctant to give him money” and “greedy the world”.

Until later, the words of a pastor untied Brother Z’s heart: the pastor said, “What I tell you, you have to remember.” It is enough to do serious things with your own hands. “

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For some historical reasons, we can see the phenomenon of “churches don’t talk about money, pastors don’t take money”. While affirming its positive significance, we also need to see its negative impact on today’s society.

The rural middle-aged pastor Z’s family has three children, and his monthly salary of 1,500 yuan is not enough to support a family of five.

Since he did not know how to do business or go out to make money serving in the church, in addition to his own three acres of land (0.495 acres), he contracted some land to pay for some daily expenses. less than 5,000 yuan per year.

“If church leaders can realize that the future growth of the church is inseparable from the increase in pastor salary, then church staff will be treated fairly. But if they don’t see the need for grassroots pastors, it will be another 10 or 20 years. years, the problem is still unresolved.”

Decades ago, the pastor had to support himself because the church had no money, but now because of China’s economic development, it is not difficult for the church to hire a pastor.

As children grow up and settle down, rural church leaders in their 50s and 60s who are not under financial pressure cannot understand that young pastors in their 30s and 40s need to support 5 or 6 people, including their children and parents.

For these 60-year-old pastors, the idea was the same decades ago, that co-workers should not be paid or paid very little because they’ve been through tough times when the church doesn’t need to spend a lot of money, they rely on God lives.

Under the influence of such a concept, Z was once caught in a dilemma, with a meager salary, not suitable for making money, and would say, “I don’t love the Lord, I don’t believe in the Lord, I only love the world.”

It wasn’t until later that Z was released by the words of a priest, “I tell you one thing, you must remember. You just have to “do something useful with your own hands.” Dare to do it.”

— Translated by Abigail Wu

Feature: Rural church leaders should raise awareness of paying pastors

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