Can elders be paid a salary?


Do elders of the church take a salary? Is it biblical for an elder to take a salary if he chooses to?

Thank you.


Most elders today aren't paid because they are often drawing retirement income. However, it is proper for elders to be paid. "The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.  For the Scripture says, 'You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing,' and 'The laborer is worthy of his wages'" (I Timothy 5:17-18).

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