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Compensation

Talking about compensation can be difficult—especially in the church. Many ministry workers would say their focus should be on “kingdom work,” not about the amount on their paycheck.
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Paying the Pastor

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Three tax considerations all churches should note before setting compensation.
Setting Staff Salaries

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Setting Staff Salaries Subscriber access only

Churches often fail to count the hidden costs of poor salaries.
What You Need to Know About Negotiating a Raise

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What You Need to Know About Negotiating a Raise Subscriber access only

How both employees and their supervisors should approach the conversation.
Fringe Benefits for Church Staff

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Fringe Benefits for Church Staff Subscriber access only

The right package can save you big tax dollars.
Minding the Gap: Gender and Compensation in Churches and Ministries

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Minding the Gap: Gender and Compensation in Churches and Ministries

How churches can provide equitable pay for the women and men they employ.

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