The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability recently said, “XPastor to the Rescue with Church Salary Workshops.” Compensation can be a murky issue for churches. Few resources are available that are both approachable and accurate. Michael Martin, ECFA Vice President and Legal Counsel, did a podcast with David Fletcher on church compensation.
The interview talks about the rise of the XP role and how Fletch developed the XPastor website. It then moves into the challenges that churches face on the myriad of acronyms and issues. There is DOL, FICA, FLSA, SECA and the ministers housing allowances. Churches need to compare and set fair salaries. All this has to be done within complex rules and regulations.