A Bible college I once visited kept postings of open ministry positions on a bulletin board in their Administration building. Bible college students getting ready to graduate could peruse the postings and contact various churches to apply for a job. The postings would normally be divided into categories, such as Senior Minister, Youth Minister, Worship Minister, Children's Minister, etc.
In a posting from a large church (1,000+) for a preaching position was the following description:
We offer a very competitive package of benefits including a comfortable salary, housing allowance and vacation time.
Competitive package? With whom are they competing? Other churches? By offering a higher salary or more benefits does it help this church to attract a more spiritual pastor? Does it help them hire the person God has chosen for them?
For the would-be preacher who applies--Does a more comfortable salary and living situation indicate God's leading to preach at this church?