Who supports the ministry of a local church which includes the pastor(s) salary, the insurance coverage, the utilities, the office supplies, as well as the youth/children budgets, and a number of other responsibilities? Does the "church" pay those expenses? Who makes up a church? All too often a church ministry is supported by a faithful few who regularly give their tithe (usually ten percent of their net pay) each and every week, even if they can't come. They treat their church and their pastor as a vital part of their lives and seek to be faithful in supporting them. How about you?
Would you work for someone who paid you when they felt like it? Would you expect your insurance company to cover a claim if you didn't keep paying your monthly premiums? Or, do you treat church like going to the movies? If you go, you pay for admission. If you don't go, well, so what? Forgive me for being a little harsh. I am speaking on a subject almost every pastor won't say anything about. But I'll be daring. And it's on behalf of those men who faithfully minister God's Word to His people and on behalf of those few members of each church who do the brunt of the giving. Giving has to come from the heart. And usually those whose hearts have truly been blessed have no trouble faithfully supporting the ministries and pastors who bless them.