Non-Salary Benefits Churches Should Consider Providing for Staff

Episode #123
May 12, 2015
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Podcast Episode #123

Not every church can provide every possible benefit listed in today’s podcast for their staff. But most—if not all—churches can provide at least some of these. Extra benefits like the ones we cover today can foster staff and church unity, boost staff morale, and, as a result, increase the effectiveness of the staff and church. These benefits are worth considering for every church.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Churches need to do their part in providing retirement options for staff; and staff need to save for retirement.
  • I would like to see more churches provide meal reimbursements for staff to build relationships with others.
  • Many position titles are antiquated. They reflect neither the value of the position nor an accurate representation of it.
  • Free babysitting for church staff is a tremendous blessing to staff families with kids.
  • When your church provides monetary or non-monetary benefits, you are telling the staff they are loved.

Ten Monetary Benefits Churches Can Provide:

  1. Retirement
  2. Insurance
  3. Sabbaticals
  4. Book allowance
  5. Conference budget
  6. Education reimbursement
  7. Staff retreats
  8. Meal reimbursement for ministry
  9. Cell phone and mileage reimbursement
  10. Gifts for the spouse

Eight Non-Salary Benefits Churches Can Provide:

  1. A consistent day off
  2. Bonus time off
  3. Daycare/school if the church has one
  4. Free registration for church events/meals
  5. Extra books and other material you own
  6. Share gifts
  7. A position title that reflects the value of the ministry
  8. Babysitting

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