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Should churches be a family owned and operated business? Yes or No?

Is God calling every husband and wife in town to the pulpit ministry, and no place else in the ministry, but the pulpit where they can get them some money?

Is God calling the husband and wife co-pastors whole family to the pulpit ministry, and no place else in the ministry, but the pulpit where they can get them some money? Yes or No?

Should the husband and wife co-pastors whole family be secretly on church salary? And why should it be a secret?
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  • I sense your frustration. To many "pastors" in the pulpit as a career choice rather than as a legitimate calling and equipping of the Holy Spirit.

    This is an age-old issue. See Ezekiel 34:9-11 (ESV):
    "therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: Thus says the Lord God, Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require my sheep at their hand and put a stop to their feeding the sheep. No longer shall the shepherds feed themselves. I will rescue my sheep from their mouths, that they may not be food for them. “For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out."

    God sees and knows the heart of every man and woman. And He will hold every "pastor" accountable for how they treat God's sheep.

    Do your best to find a fellowship of believers that is lead by a servant-pastor. The True Shepherd is interested in caring for the sheep ahead of themselves. See John 10:11-13 (ESV)
    "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep."

    Prayers,
    Dan Stone
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