Survey says: Ministers, staff info sought
Baptist Press
January 06, 2010

Survey says: Ministers, staff info sought

Survey says: Ministers, staff info sought
Baptist Press
January 06, 2010

DALLAS — The 2010 SBC Church Compensation Survey, a joint

effort of Baptist state conventions, LifeWay Christian Resources and GuideStone

Financial Resources, is now online.

All Southern Baptist church employees are encouraged to participate in the

survey of pay and benefits of ministers and other staff, which can be accessed

through April 30 at www.LifeWay.com/compensationsurvey. Results will be

released in June.

Utilizing the survey data, church administrators, personnel and finance

committees and minister search teams can compare their own church’s salary and

benefits with similar churches across the country.

For staff at churches without Internet access, a paper copy of the survey may

be obtained by contacting their state convention office.

Answers to the survey are kept confidential and are not reported individually.

The survey takes, on average, less than 10 minutes to complete. In addition to

salary and benefit information, participants in the survey will need to have

their church’s average weekly worship or Bible study attendance, resident

membership and annual budget.

LifeWay and GuideStone are pooling resources to provide the online survey,

compile the data and offer an online reporting tool for users to access the


“Both GuideStone and LifeWay have a mission supporting the churches of our

Southern Baptist Convention,” said O.S. Hawkins, president and chief executive

officer of GuideStone Financial Resources.

“The 2010 SBC Church Compensation

Survey is another avenue by which we all can work together to serve our

churches with information to help them adequately compensate their ministers

and employees.”

Every state convention participated in the last biannual study in 2008, which

included results from more than 7,000 churches and 13,000 individuals.

(EDITOR’S NOTE — Reported by GuideStone Financial Resources’ public relations