Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Hey Fletch … I just read the Christianity Today interview with you by Bob Smietana. You and I spoke many years ago. Just wanted to say thank you for being an advocate for church pastors and staff compensation. With the mega-increase in health care benefits, I’ve seen staff salaries stagnate and sadly reduced in many cases the past 10 years. Again, your effort is very much appreciated and needed. Blessings on your ministry.
DRF—It’s so nice to hear from you. Compensation can be murky in churches. The increases in the last decade for medical insurance has complicated it as well. As you noted, some church salaries have stagnated or been reduced.
There are some strategic ways to work through these issues. It takes time and hard work, but it can be done. We are going to show church leaders how to do that at the workshops for Smart Money for Church Salaries. The book will also be released on the same title, so there are multiple ways to get the information.
Thanks again for your note. God’s best in your current ministry!