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General Interest

How Close Is Your Church to the 43% Average?

By November 14, 2016 No Comments

By Warren Bird

For households that give to the general fund of your church, do 43% give between $200 and $999 a year? That’s the average, according to a study of several hundred larger churches conducted by MortarStone.

image004That’s one of many benchmarks revealed in a recent Leadership Network infographic and report written by yours truly. The short document is designed to help larger churches know the patterns in other larger churches. The report, titled “How Can Big Data Increase Generosity in Your Church? 13 Vital Benchmarks to Assess Giving Potential” is a free download at Leadnet.org/salary. It also offers a great price on a follow-up analysis specifically tailored to your church.

How can I learn more about the “How Can Big Data Increase Generosity In Your Church?” report? CLICK HERE

salaryreport2016_fig_1_participant_overview-final1We’ve also recently released “12 Top Salary Trends Every Church Leader Should Know” from a separate 2016 study of 1,251 large churches that shared salaries, budgets and staffing circumstances. This 14-page graphic-rich report offers select metrics on pay raises, bonuses, total staffing costs, top salary predictors, outsourcing patterns, and more. It also includes a participant overview and an international section, mostly Canada. It’s released in partnership with Vanderbloemen Search Group.

How can I learn more about the “Large Church Salary Study” executive summary? CLICK HERE

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Warren Bird

Author Warren Bird

Warren Bird, Ph.D. has been named a Leadership Network Senior Fellow in light of his exemplary service 2006-2018 as Director of Research and Intellectual Capital Development at Leadership Network. He serves as full-time VP of Research for ECFA.org (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). An ordained minister with background as both a pastor and seminary professor, Warren is an award-winning author or co-author of 31 books for ministry leaders including Hero Maker with Dave Ferguson, How to Break Church Growth Barriers with Carl George, and Next: Pastoral Succession that Works with William Vanderbloemen. Other recent titles are Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work with Jim Tomberlin, and Wisdom from Lyle E. Schaller. Some of Warren’s recent online reports include "Leadership Network/Generis Multisite Church Scorecard," and "The Heartbeat of Rising Influence Churches." See also research reports at leadnet.org/megachurchleadnet.org/salary and leadnet.org/portable. He is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading researchers of megachurches, multisite churches, large church compensation and high-visibility pastoral succession. He also oversees the world's only active, sortable list of global megachurches. Follow him on Twitter @warrenbird.  Click here to subscribe to Leadership Network Advance to get updates from Leadership Network.

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