Baptist and Reflector
DALLAS — The 2022 SBC Church Compensation Study, a joint effort of GuideStone Financial Resources, Lifeway Christian Resources and Baptist state conventions (including the Tennessee Baptist Convention), is now underway.
Normally conducted every two years, this will be the first compensation study since 2018. The study for 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19.
The information gained through the study assists the sponsoring entities in helping Southern Baptist churches to establish competitive compensation packages for ministers and church staff, said Gary Rickman, minister relations and financial support specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
The data gathered through the compensation study is extremely beneficial for churches, he said.
We need congregations of all sizes, large staffs or small staffs, to participate so we can get the most accurate information possible in order to develop compensation packages that adequately meet the needs of ministers and staff called to serve in the local church,” Rickman said.
Rickman noted the online survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and that the information will not be shared with other organizations.
Once the survey is completed, churches can get customized information based on size and comparable budgets, he added.
As an added incentive, churches that complete the survey will be registered for a $100 Amazon gift card. The survey ends June 30.
To participate in the compensation study, visit GuideStone.org/CompensationSurvey. B&R