DALLAS – Southern Baptist Convention church ministers and employees are encouraged to take the 2012 Compensation Survey at guidestone.org/compensationsurvey. The deadline is May 31.
Each completed survey benefits participating churches by providing an accurate baseline of compensation among similar-sized churches in their state convention. Because of the surveys, administrators, personnel/finance committees and minister search teams are able to receive customized reports that allow them to better determine adequate compensation for ministers and staff.
This year’s survey has been simplified for the convenience of participants and can be completed in only five to eight minutes on average. As usual, survey participants need to have access to information regarding their salary, benefits, their church’s estimated weekly worship or Bible study attendance, resident membership and annual budget. All information is kept confidential and no individual answers will be reported.
The compensation survey is provided through the joint efforts of Baptist state conventions, LifeWay Christian Resources and GuideStone Financial Resources. GuideStone and LifeWay compile the submitted data and provide all users with access to the results. Survey results will be released this summer.
A printed version of the survey may be obtained by contacting GuideStone at 1-888-98-GUIDE (1-888-984-8433) between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST Monday-Friday or by calling your state convention office.