How should church members determine what to pay their pastor? What should churches do when they can't afford to compensate their pastors properly? Too often questions like these go unanswered because they're too difficult or too awkward to address. Thanks to Pastoral Compensation 101, however, you can now learn not only the biblical philosophy on the matter, but also practical steps to caring for your pastor.
Both resourceful and humorous, it starts off with a modern-day parable about a church committee tasked with setting the pastor's salary. This comprehensive guide also provides:
- how to select the compensation committee and have annual meetings
- how to appreciate why pastors are gifts to each church
- why a pastoral effectiveness assessment is biblically supported
- ways to avoid harm caused by underpaying or overpaying a pastor
- types of benefits like insurance, housing allowance, retirement, and leave
- superb ministry-related IRS and other tax resources
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About the Author
Jamie Allen, a retired 29-year US Air Force officer, is CEO and president of a mid-size aviation company and chairman of the advisory council that sets the senior pastor's compensation at Liberty Baptist Church in Las Vegas Nevada. He holds three graduate degrees, including a master's of theological studies from Liberty University. Married for thirty years, he and his wife, Marianne, have three grown children and three grandchildren.
Pastor (Dr.) David Teis is the senior pastor of Liberty Baptist Church. A native of Las Vegas, God called Pastor Teis and his wife, Anna, to start the church in 1977; today, the couple serves a flourishing congregation of over 1,000 church members. Pastor and Mrs. Teis have five grown children, who are still highly active in ministry, and twelve grandchildren. Pastor Teis recently published Hope for My Hometown: Church Planting Principles from Our Journey of Faith, which is available for purchase at www.strivingtogether.com.