A recent survey of 8,000 white ministers in twenty denominations found that half of them earn under $8,000 annually and that they pay an average of $1,000 a year to cover unreimbursed expenses. When is the last time your pastor, missionaries, and other Christian workers had their incomes increased? These persons were less prepared for inflated prices than those whose incomes allowed them to accumulate savings and property. That they don’t strike and complain is all the more reason why responsible Christians should do with less so that our ministers may be freed from financial cares, and may devote their full time to serve Christ.
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