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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
Linda Hicks
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

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

What should you pay your Bi-Vocational Pastor?

Many bi-vocational churches still operate under the old “lump sum” or “package approach.” “We will pay you $X.XX and you divide it any way you wish.” This can cause the minister to pay much more [...]

By | May 3rd, 2015|Categories: Bivocational Ministry, Church Compensation|0 Comments

How well does your church manage God’s resources?

Your Sunday morning service has just ended. The Church Treasurer takes the offering home and counts it, later deposits it, records contribution records, reconciles the bank statement, writes checks, and prepares a financial report for [...]

By | April 2nd, 2015|Categories: Church Administration, Church Compensation|0 Comments

The Six Requirements for a Charitable Contribution to be Tax Deductible

There are six requirements that must be satisfied in order for a contribution to be tax deductible. The IRS looks at the substance and not the form of a transaction as the controlling factor. Did [...]

By | March 1st, 2015|Categories: Church Compensation|0 Comments

IRS provides transition relief for small employers

The IRS provided temporary transition relief for small employers (less than 50) concerning the payment of individual health insurance.  Small employers are not required to pay the $100 per day penalty for non-compliance.  The temporary [...]

By | February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Church Compensation|0 Comments
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
Jan 22

Church Tax Conference

January 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan 24

Church Tax Conference

January 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jan 29

Church Tax Conference

January 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Feb 05

Minister’s Tax Conference

February 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Feb 12

Minister’s Tax Conference

February 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Feb 14

Minister’s Tax Conference

February 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Feb 19

Minister’s Tax Conference

February 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Feb 21

Minister’s Tax Conference

February 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm