Acts 20
32 “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. 34 [i]Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me. 35 I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

I think viewing this as church payment misses what Paul is saying.
After reading this a couple of times, lets break down the key points:
-I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothes.
-my hands have provided for my necessities
-support the weak
-it is more blessed to give

I believe Paul is showing us how to be disciplined financially. He is explaining how to take care of those around us. Our job as Christians is to never become a burden. We are to provide for the lesser. By doing this WE will be blessed.