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What You Need to Know About Negotiating a Raise

How both employees and their supervisors should approach the conversation.

What You Need to Know About Negotiating a Raise
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A higher salary is a natural desire for any employee—one that can involve negotiating a raise. But asking for that raise can be an uncomfortable conversation, leaving employees hesitant to approach the topic with their managers.

For those working in the church, asking for a raise can be even more difficult. The church is focused on building relationships, and money is often seen as the vehicle for ministry—not the end goal. No matter what your ministry position is, you probably don’t work in the church because you’re expecting a high salary, but because of your passion for ministry.

That said, there are myriad reasons those who work for a church might want to—or should—ask for a raise. You may have taken on more responsibilities in your position, gained new skills, or found out that you are being paid below the market rate for your ministry role. While the ...

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  • September 1, 2017

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