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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

SBOM Holds Tax Preparation Conferences to Help Ministers

The greatest area of difficulty in a minister’s tax filing is his or her dual status, according to Lee Wright, state missionary in the office of LeaderCare and church health at the Alabama Baptist State [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Church Administration, Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership, News|0 Comments

Another Aspect of Good Stewardship

When we say the word “stewardship,” our minds immediately go to giving or the tithe. In the congregation, they immediately think “Oh, no, another ‘giving sermon!’” Actually there are not enough sermons on good stewardship. [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Categories: Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership, Stewardship|0 Comments

SBC Church Compensation Survey

Help create an accurate, reliable database that will be used by thousands of churches to help determine fair compensation for their church staff. In case your on the edge, here are three reasons why you [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|Categories: Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership|0 Comments

4 Important Tax Changes for 2016 Every Church Should Know

January is a very busy month for churches concerning year end reporting. Here is some important information for the start of the new year that every church should know. The IRS has released the mileage [...]

By | December 18th, 2015|Categories: Church Administration, Church Compensation, News|0 Comments

Church administrators should be careful about insurance, overtime pay, salaries

Insurance, overtime pay and staff salaries are three areas church administrators must pay close attention to, said Lee Wright, coordinator of church compensation services for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. Through the Affordable [...]

By | October 8th, 2015|Categories: Church Compensation, News|0 Comments

Conference addresses proper procedures, regulations, tips for handling taxes

Because ministers are unique in the way they pay taxes, churches must be careful in the way they do salary administration and tax reporting, according to Lee Wright, coordinator of the Alabama Baptist State Board [...]

By | September 25th, 2015|Categories: Church Compensation, News|0 Comments
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Church Tax Conference for Small Churches

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Church Tax Conference for Small Churches

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