Compensation

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Compensation 2016-10-12T10:59:24+00:00

Even though we are working for the Lord, most the time your staff requires a regular paycheck. Somehow a handshake or $10 Starbucks gift card just isn’t enough. How much should you compensate them for their work What benefits should be included?

XPastor has organized a survey, gathering information regarding the salaries of Senior Pastors, Executive Pastors and All Staff. Check out the Short Course on Compensation.

 

Video: Let’s Talk about Compensation and the Church

July 22nd, 2015|Comments Off on Video: Let’s Talk about Compensation and the Church

Talking about staff compensation should not be a taboo subject in the church. Compensation is very important to the long-term success of any staff member. Watch David Lyons, President of MinisterSearch, discuss this vital topic.

Fact: Insurance Costs a Lot and Can Be Very Complicated

July 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Fact: Insurance Costs a Lot and Can Be Very Complicated

I should preface this review of a somewhat painful education with the proclamation that some of the people I enjoy most in the world are insurance agents and brokers. With that said, I think I [...]

Salary Grid Example

June 1st, 2015|Comments Off on Salary Grid Example

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is a sample of a Salary Grid from a church [...]

Video: Opting Out of Social Security

September 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Video: Opting Out of Social Security

Should you opt out of Social Security? Did you know that you have to have a valid legal reason to make this choice? Are you aware of the requirements to opting out? Watch as David Middlebrook of Church [...]

Staff Compensation

October 4th, 2013|Comments Off on Staff Compensation

Determining how to compensate your church staff is not an easy task and we can easily find ourselves at one of two extremes. We can treat our church staff the same way many businesses treat [...]

Video: When Insurance Doesn’t Want to Pay

July 31st, 2013|Comments Off on Video: When Insurance Doesn’t Want to Pay

What should you do with a denied insurance claim that you believe is valid? David Middlebrook of the Church Law Group outlines helpful steps to start resolving a dispute in this video. David Middlebrook, and [...]

Ministerial Housing Allowance

April 8th, 2013|Comments Off on Ministerial Housing Allowance

Our friends at GuideStone have collected vital questions about Ministerial Housing Allowances. They have let XPastor share this information. If you need more help with this or other financial and insurance issues, contact Barbara Medlin, Managing [...]

Before You Pay the Pastor

February 26th, 2013|Comments Off on Before You Pay the Pastor

What should church leaders note before structuring compensation plans? Compensation planning for clergy and other church staff presents several unique tax issues that are not well understood by many church leaders and their advisers. Here are [...]

Staff Educational Assistance Policy

January 28th, 2013|Comments Off on Staff Educational Assistance Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Staff Educational Assistance Policy of the Wesleyan Church [...]

Raises for Your Staff

December 17th, 2012|Comments Off on Raises for Your Staff

At least once a year, you have the wonderful and terrible role of determining raises. Certainly it is wonderful. You have the opportunity to reward people for their hard work and great performance. I love [...]

Free Minister’s 2013 Tax Guide

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Free Minister’s 2013 Tax Guide

Our friends at GuideStone Financial Resources are making this resource available to the XPastor community. They are committed sponsors of the XP-Seminar each year and have given us great help in our retirement planning. Enjoy this [...]

Paying the XP: How Much is Enough?

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Paying the XP: How Much is Enough?

Everybody struggles with it. Everybody seemingly wants more of it. So how much should we pay our church leaders? This article is drawn from the responses of 135 Executive Pastors about their base salary. Consider the following [...]

Caesar Takes a Pastor’s Salary

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Caesar Takes a Pastor’s Salary

Few issues are as misunderstood, abused and confused as the tax implications of a pastor’s salary. The issue is so different from compensation in the business world that some CPA’s have given errant advice to [...]

The Business of Church

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on The Business of Church

There is a distinctly business-like aspect to overseeing a church: churches have assets to manage, employees to pay, and members who rightfully demand accountability for their financial contributions. The business side of church leadership is [...]