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How Does Your Church Compare with These Numbers? (Part 2)

March 14, 2016

by Warren Bird

mmw_skepticscafe0430Here are some preliminary findings from several hundred churches that have participated in the recently launched 2016 Large Church Salary, Staff and Budget Survey. Whether you’re from the US, Canada, UK or elsewhere, here’s the deal: If you give us your numbers (which we treat with utmost privacy and confidence), we’ll give you lots of feedback about other churches your size. Free. For all the details, see the first page of the survey, www.leadnet.org/salary.

So … how does your church compare with these numbers? (These are overall tallies from the 700-plus churches that have participated so far, and are not yet broken down by church size.)

36% …
among multisite churches, have a campus pastor different from the lead/senior pastor at the original campus

29% …
among multisite churches, support centralized support services by “billing” the campuses, such as a percentage fee or other assessment

78% …
do an external financial audit annually

22% …
adults in the church age 35 and older who are NOT currently married

97% …
offer online giving options

3 …
months of cash reserve churches usually had available to spend during the most recent fiscal year

Don’t miss this opportunity to take part and learn more about churches your size. Please pass this blog (or the shortcut web link above) to the “stats and salaries” person on your staff.

For Part 1, 3 and 4 of this blog, see here here and here.

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