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Carol Stream, IL July 30, 2007, According to a recent national survey of church workers, females in the position of full-time solo pastor earn more than their male counterparts. The survey these results were gathered from was conducted by Your Church, a ministry of Christianity Today International, and was based on total compensation, the sum of salary plus all benefits including: housing allowance/parsonage, retirement, life insurance, health insurance, and continuing education.
Although the overwhelming majority (93.7%) of solo-pastor respondents were male, female solo-pastors reported 10.4% higher total compensation. Average salary for women solo-pastors alone was 8.6% higher than men‚Äôs. Benefits for women solo-pastors were higher as well including: housing allowance/parsonage (20.4% higher) and retirement (24.8% higher). This led to the combined 10.4% higher total compensation for female...
John 10:11-13 ‚ÄúI am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.
Luke 10:7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house.
1 Timothy 5:18 For the Scripture says, ‚ÄúYou shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain,‚ÄĚ and, ‚ÄúThe laborer is worthy of his wages.‚ÄĚ
1 Corinthians 4:8,9 You are already full! You are already rich! You have reigned as kings without us‚ÄĒ‚ÄĒand indeed I could wish you did reign, that we also might reign with you! For I think that God has displayed us, the apostles, last, as men condemned to death; for we have been made a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.
I suppose some Pastors are hirelings and some are worthy of their wages. I am sad at how many Pastors in general do not guard the Lord's Supper from fornicators, shall the body of Christ be joined with a harlot! And how many Pastors don't have a problem with divorce and remarriage.