Here’s the question:
If you are a pastor, worship leader or staff member who receives a paycheck for your service to your congregation, would you try to find a way to do your job if the paycheck evaporated?
There are some of you who’ve planted churches or started ministries, and you know what it like to do ministry AND be a barista. There are others who’ve been a part of churches who’ve experienced internal problems, and the offering doesn’t cover the cost of your rented elementary school gymnasium, much less this month’s apartment rent. You guys don’t have to answer the question. You already have.
When the rest of us who aren’t employed by a church have a boss who is unable to pay us, we pack up our desk, head over to the unemployment office, and slap a resume on monster.com as fast as we can. But the rules are completely different when it comes to ministry positions.
Or are they? Would you do what the church is paying you to do for free?