Chapter 7, “The External Arrangements of a Call” pp. 40-43
Walther cautions against the pastor “being a hireling” (p. 40). The congregation should spell out its commitment to care for the pastor. The pastor should also be forthright about financial need and desires. The pastor who is well cared for financially has the ability to concentrate more fully on the work of the ministry.
Walther suggests (p. 43) that the salary be arranged by others, including other ministers. This allows him to be less involved in the idea of employment compensation.