1Co 9:14 In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel. How do you interpret this? Is it an expectation of members to give regularly to support the local assembly, and by extension their pastor, etc.? I want to pay particular notice to the word "should." If those who proclaim the gospel SHOULD live by the gospel, then SHOULD members give? How should members give? Is there a guide, or rule, a member should use to determine how much money to give to his local church? edited in: I interpret this as members have a biblical command to support those who labor over them. Am I correct in this interpretation? If I am correct, then what is the guide to teach members how to give, and how much?