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How Does Your Church Compare With These Numbers? (Part 4)

March 28, 2016

by Warren Bird

Here 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, but are not yet broken down by church size.)

57%
do NOT offer FICA reimbursement for pastors who file taxes as “self-­employed”

34%
say the biggest age-group “bulge” in their church is people ages 30-39

36%
are multisite (and the larger the church, the more likely to be multisite)

5%
say their congregation is totally (100%) all the same race

same
the typical church has the same number of paid part-time staff as paid full-time staff

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, 2 and 3 of this blog, see here here and here.

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