Multiplication Center

How Does Your Church Compare with These Numbers? (Part 1)

March 7, 2016

by Warren Bird

8296143Here 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.)

73% …
gave financial bonuses last year to staff other than the senior pastor

90% …
churches that make some form of contribution to a retirement plan for the lead/senior pastor

41% …
work from a “one unified budget” approach

35% …
lead/senior pastors who are “founding pastors”

4% …
who are husband-wife co-pastor teams

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 2, 3 and 4 of this blog, see here here and here.

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