how do pastors earn their livelihood???

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Most pastors receive a salary or gift from their congregation.

  • 1 decade ago

    Most of the pastors I know earn a living the same way most people earn money (If that is what you mean). A lot of it has to do with the fact that our communities are very small and there is no way a congregation could support them. But in some place there are churches big enough to do this provide a living and housing.

    I know a couple of pastors that have an apartment attached to the church so that their cost of living expenses are not to high but it really doesn't work well in situations like those for pastors that had families.

    Other than that it's earn your keep the same as John down the road. It's a little sad in some cases because many Pastors would love to have the extra time to be available to counsel people, do good works and other needed prep. time. But that's what I know anyway.

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    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    A catholic Priest receives a small dowment. H e does the Mass visits the sick in hospital or at their homes. Performs marriages and Christenings and visits the schools. The priest is on call 24 hours a day

  • 1 decade ago

    I think in some organized churches they get paid a salary from the Church's' funds, in other smaller churches they live of the tiding members give. Tidings is 10% of your income. However pastors have to give tiding too. Also member donations and gifts. In any case, they have faith that God will provide for all of their needs.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A pastors income is derived from the donations towards Gods work which the people who go to his church have given as free will giving to the church usually as a weekly giving.

  • A lot of them have jobs. I know a Pastor that owns a travel agency and real estate. They are not like Catholic Priests that that's all they do. LOL

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    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    In our Church he's part of the budget, approved every year by the congregation. He also has a housing allowance. His pay comes directly from the offerings of the congregation. His salary is quite modest, even with the housing allowance.

  • 1 decade ago

    for the true religion.

    For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

    II Corinthians 2:17

    King James Version

    not the pastor

    Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

    Isaiah 56:11

    King James Version

  • 1 decade ago

    they give a speech on sunday where they include asking for money and then kick back the rest of the week.

  • 1 decade ago

    Mooching off the ignorant.

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