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This month we turn to pastors' salaries, a very "sensitive" issue in the Chinese church. A large portion of church leaders hold that pastors who are called by God should "live by faith" - a famous slogan initiated by Hudson Taylor - popular in the Chinese Christian community. They regard it as a path of the cross every pastor should carry and a calling from God rather than a profession. Grassroots pastors, particularly rural pastors who serve in poor areas, underpaid or even not paid, are difficult to make ends meet and the younger generation are more likely to work outside the church. Seeing the financial need of raising families, some leaders promote setting up a payment system or a special fund to guarantee their daily life.
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