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Calculating the dollars of a salary and benefits package or knowing if a job offer is fair are only part of the compensation process. Learn more about housing allowances, required and best practices for hiring and compensating church staff, and understanding basic personal finances. Here, we've brought together our best articles and resources on these topics.

Setting Compensation

Six Key Elements to Setting Church Compensation
Learn how these components can help set fair, data-driven compensation for church staff
What You Need to Know About Negotiating a Raise
What You Need to Know About Negotiating a RaiseSubscriber access only
How both employees and their supervisors should approach the conversation.
Managing Your Church
Why the National Church Compensation Survey Matters
Radio interview touches on pay, benefits for pastors and staff

Managing a Job Offer View All

Why Churches Need to Strive for Fair, Competitive Pay
Church Finance Today
Why Churches Need to Strive for Fair, Competitive PaySubscriber access only
Outlook seems brighter, but challenges with gender and other factors remain.
What You Need to Know About Negotiating a Raise
What You Need to Know About Negotiating a RaiseSubscriber access only
How both employees and their supervisors should approach the conversation.
Setting Staff Salaries
Setting Staff SalariesSubscriber access only
Churches often fail to count the hidden costs of poor salaries.

Managing My Finances View All

Five Key Principles of Financial Stewardship
Monitoring Spending to Save More
Created by Ronald Blue Trust
Monitoring Spending to Save MoreSubscriber access only
Do You Have Sufficient Margin?
Created by Ronald Blue Trust
Do You Have Sufficient Margin?Subscriber access only

Additional Resources

Retirement Calculator
How much money do you need to retire? This tool helps you answer that question and determine if you're on the right track.
Debt Calculator
Use this tool to determine the amount of interest and monthly payments to erase your debt.
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