Cost concerns: churches, pastors face questions about pay, insurance and benefits

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As Mike Jackson travels around the state meeting with churches in transition, he says one question comes up more and more frequently than any others.

“What I’m seeing is a lot of churches who are wrestling with should we move from full-time ministry to bi-vocational when it comes to hiring a pastor,” said Jackson, director of the office of LeaderCare and church health for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions (SBOM).

“Most realize they’ve got to be able to help a pastor make a living one way or another, and they’re asking themselves if they can afford to continue to hire one full time.”

Lee Wright, coordinator of church compensation services for the SBOM, said a number of factors contribute to that.

Read the rest of the article from The Alabama Baptist newspaper – https://www.thealabamabaptist.org/cost-concerns-churches-pastors-face-questions-about-pay-insurance-and-benefits/

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