Posted on : Monday February 1, 2010

By GuideStone PR staff

DALLAS (BP)–The 2010 SBC Church Compensation Survey, a joint effort of Baptist state conventions, LifeWay Christian Resources and GuideStone Financial Resources, is now online.

All Southern Baptist church employees are encouraged to participate in the survey of pay and benefits of ministers and other staff, which can be accessed through April 30 at Results will be released in June.

Utilizing the survey data, church administrators, personnel and finance committees and minister search teams can compare their own church’s salary and benefits with similar churches across the country.

For staff at churches without Internet access, a paper copy of the survey may be obtained by contacting their state convention office.

Answers to the survey are kept confidential and are not reported individually. The survey takes, on average, less than 10 minutes to complete. In addition to salary and benefit information, participants in the survey will need to have their church’s average weekly worship or Bible study attendance, resident membership and annual budget.

LifeWay and GuideStone are pooling resources to provide the online survey, compile the data and offer an online reporting tool for users to access the results.