Read more from this Leadership Network Research here… What is YOUR church doing in 2013? Pay raises? Cuts? Holding steady? Do you anticipate hiring more or less staff in 2013?Many church staff can expect a modest increase in their pay next year. 74% of all churches surveyed will be giving staff at least a 1% pay increase in the next budget cycle, with 29% of churches planning to give a 3% pay increase. The majority of churches fall into one of two clusters: either those projecting a 2-3% raise or those projecting no raise at all. Planned pay cuts are rare; less than 3% of churches expect to decrease salaries in 2013. The larger the church, the more likely its staff will receive a more significant increase in pay. In addition to pay increases, more than half of churches surveyed (62%) expect to add new staff members in the coming year, and most will be hiring between 1 and 4 new team members. As with pay increases, the larger the church, the more likely to be adding staff. Staff cuts are also rare; only 8% of churches plan to reduce staff by 1 to 4 members in 2013. These findings are just a few of the insights from the 2012 Leadership Network Economic Outlook Survey. Next week, we will be posting additional highlights from the survey, with a full, illustrated and free report to follow in early 2013.