The Future of Pay for Pastors and Church Leaders

Episode #303
September 16, 2022
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What will happen with pastoral compensation in the future? Josh and Sam prognosticate about the next few years. 

  1. Most pastors are currently underpaid.
  2. More bivocational positions will open.
  3. Pay will increase for lead pastors due to the lack of younger pastors available to take the place of retiring pastors.
  4. Certain ministry positions will be in high demand, especially in the area of children’s ministry and students.
  5. Churches will benefit from offering more creative pay packages.

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