Church Salary & Spending Trends 2016
October 20, 2016
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A new study entitled “12 Salary Trends Every Church Leader Should Know: 2016 Large Church Salary Study” was conducted by Leadership Network and included over 1150 churches. It shows that church size is the strongest indicator of a Pastor’s salary and that most churches spend less than 10% of their budgets doing ministry beyond their congregations.
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Why this story matters for church leaders:
It may be helpful to see where you church falls on the national average, perhaps you need to make a change.
Is your church spending in line, not only with the national average, but with the message of the Gospel?
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- Where is your money going? As a church leader it’s essential to spend your budget in the most kingdom minded way possible, what does your budget say about your priorities?
- Do you need to shift spending outward? What percentage of your annual spending is focused on your community needs?
- Is your congregation confident in budget usage? Is your congregation privy to your budget breakdown or could there be discomfort with spending?
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