Concerns over the economy were felt by nearly 80% of Americans in 2009 at the height of the recession, but now it has dropped close to 45%. As of 2015, only 28% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, which is an improvement from 40% the year before. In addition, 65% of Americans are secure
After Tullian Tchividjian, former pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian, shared an update that his restoration and repentance is going well, new reports from his former church surfaced and prompted his current employer to fire him. Tchividjian had been serving in a ministry development position at Willow Creek Presbyterian Church (no relation to the Illinois Willow Creek) and
While it’s true that a more experienced pastor can expect a larger salary in some circumstances, age isn’t the most important factor in determining a salary. A church’s overall budget is the most important factor in determining how a pastor is compensated. In addition, the budget is often linked to the size of the church,
According to an article by Thom Rainer, pastor’s benefits are changing. He says that only one eighth of pastors receive the benefit of a parsonage, and less than half of solo pastors receive any kind of health insurance. Among senior or lead pastors, only two-thirds receive health insurance benefits. However, some of those benefits are being
The folks at Causely.com explain that multi-site campuses are no longer just for large church who have outgrown their building. They are now strategically placed to reach communities. But what positions are needed to make it work? Fundraising aside, launching a new campus is much like launching a brand new church plant. A core group of
Here is just one of the stories highlighted in this week’s edition of Ministry Briefing. Tis the season for the presidential race and the world analyzing how groups of people might affect the outcome. According to CNN.com, evangelicals are one of the largest pieces of the political pie who also vote early in the race.
Have you ever wondered how to get your resume past the first set of eyes? Liz Ryan, a contributor to Forbes, says: If you start from the vantage point of an overworked, time-pressed and distracted hiring manager who also has a key position to fill, you’ll see why it’s so important to deal with any
Firing. Dismissal. Termination. It’s tough stuff. But nowhere is firing more tough than in the church. We’re friends. We’re colleagues. We serving Christ together. We need to be patient. Show mercy. Have longsuffering. But sometimes it just needs to happen. Have you ever had to make the difficult decision to let a staff member go?
This is an article from this week’s Ministry Briefing: In a series of interviews, Ed Stetzer asked pastors how they have stepped out of their ministry leadership roles and appointed successors. In some cases the pastors moved onto another ministry role outside church leadership, while others moved into a leadership development role that still left
This article’s title caught my attention: “Employees leave managers, not companies.” I wondered if the same was true with churches and pastors. Do church employees leave pastors, not churches? Think back… most of us have served local churches in positions other than the senior pastor position (even if you’re a senior pastor now). Have you
Well… that’s not a great way to start off 2014, Todd… thinking about your resignation letter from your church! OK… I get your point. But maybe you should think about it today… the first day back to work in the new year. Whether you’re happy you’re where you are at, or you’re just putting in