??? I am in a situation...... A member of a local church asked me to come preach for them I said I would and did last Sunday......Now from my youth I remember any time a church had a guest preacher the church would take up a love offering for the guest preacher. However I was not even offered 1 cent and they asked if I would return that evening and I did. The following Sunday they will be having a Church of God youth pastor preaching for them. *Note, The church is currently without a pastor What I am curious about is, is this a common way to "interview" potential pastors if so its not a good incentive to not even be offered lunch or gas money or anything. Don't get me wrong I am all for preaching simply to glorify God and I love doing what I do. But, to not even be offered anything is a bit insulting IMHO. Also as far as I know The Church of God doesn't take ordination lightly its a drawn out processes. As far as I know.........Any way my point is if they think they can get a seminary, college trained minister for $1000 a month and offer no parsonage or anything they are mistaken. I don't think I should pastor the church for free but is it appropriate for me to ask to be paid for guest preaching???????