Churches average about 50% of their budget on staff (both salary and benefits combined). But some churches cover staff costs in a very lean 30% or less of their budget. Is that your church? Or maybe you know a church like that? If so, please contact me as I’m gathering ideas for a workshop I’m leading on this subject at the www.XPastor.com conference for executive pastors on 2/3/10. Email email@example.com or phone 845-368-4379.