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Compensation Planning

Compensation Planning Guide

As a church, you have a responsibility to take care of those who serve you, while seeking to be good stewards of your limited financial resources. This workbook can help you achieve that goal. It is designed for use by the person(s) who determines pay arrangements for ministers and church employees.

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Southern Baptist Convention Compensation Study

The 2018 Compensation Study was a joint project of state Baptist conventions, GuideStone Financial Resources, and LifeWay Christian Resources. Compensation and congregational data was collected anonymously from ministers and office/custodial personnel of Southern Baptist churches and church-type missions. Reports are based on compensation for over 11,000 respondents from 40 state conventions.

More information is available through GuideStone and LifeWay.