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Church Compensation Services exist to assist your church in tax issues for your church and ministers; minister compensation planning; salaries; housing allowance; benefits; retirement planning; financial issues; church and employee insurance; legal issues involving compensation and employees.

Visit our resources area for information about the most recent salary studies, conferences and training opportunities and church administrator resources.

Missionary Staff
Lee Wright – full bio
toll free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 241
direct 334-613-2241

Ministry Assistants
Nancy Cornett
toll free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 208
direct 334-613-2208

Salary Studies

Conference and Training Opportunities

  • Tax Conference: Conference Goal: To assist ministers, staff, and employees with the greatest tax savings and the church with the greatest stewardship of funds.
  • Financial Issues Conference: This is a new conference that we are offering.  Click the title above to learn more about the many options for what can be taught.
  • Investment and Retirement Planning Principals: The conference goal is to counsel active members and interested investors to develop proper investment and retirement planning principles to achieve their desired goals.
  • Retirement Choices: The conference goal is to provide counsel on the best choices available for GuideStone retirement plan participants approaching retirement.
  • 10 Common Financial Mistakes Made By Ministers: The conference goal is to help ministers eliminate 10 common financial mistake and establish sound fundamental financial planning principles.
  • Secretaries Conference: The Church Retirement Plan is for all employees of Southern Baptist churches, associations and other special ministries. Secretaries are one significant group who benefit from the investment options. Secretaries like all other employees can also benefit from State Board of Missions coverage and contributions. If the secretary is eligible, the State Board of Missions may provide disability protection and survivor benefits.

Church Administrator Resources

Helpful Articles

Financial Q&A for the Bivocational Pastor

The number one financial question among bivocational pastors is "Can all my income be in housing allowance?” Answer: “Yes, if that is appropriate for your situation.” The average bivocational pastor in Alabama makes about $19,000 [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Bivocational Ministry, Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership, News|0 Comments

Most Important Tax News in a Generation

Many church members believe that the pastor is self-employed. Many churches treat the pastor as self-employed concerning compensation and taxes. But the truth is that the minister serving a church is self-employed concerning Social Security [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership, News|0 Comments

Church leaders urged to be wise managers of Lord’s money, educated on tax laws

It’s the Lord’s money and church leaders need to use it wisely, said Lee Wright, coordinator of church compensation services for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. Wright speaks on this topic often. In [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Categories: Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership, News|0 Comments

Important IRS News for Churches

There are 2 pieces of information important to church staff and church treasurers as we begin the new year.  See IRS.gov, then click on the news tab. IRS mileage rate for 2018 Beginning on Jan. 1, [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership|0 Comments

It’s Time to Freeze Your Credit

You have heard the news reports about the Equifax data breach. You should assume that your personal information is in the hands of criminals. You have also heard the instructions to “freeze your credit,” but [...]

By | September 16th, 2017|Categories: Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership, News, Stewardship|0 Comments

Is Your Ministry Safe?

Did you know that one out of four girls and one out of six boys will be sexually abused before age 18? Further, two out of three victims will not tell until adulthood, if ever. [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Church Administration, Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership|0 Comments
Tue 28

Personnel Management

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sep 13

Personnel Management

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sep 14

Financial Issues Conference

September 14 - September 15
Sep 24

Preparing for Retirement

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 25

Preparing for Retirement

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 26

Preparing for Retirement

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 27

Preparing for Retirement

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dec 06

Early Bird Tax Conference

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan 10

Church Tax Conference

January 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan 15

Church Tax Conference

January 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm