Be Honest about Finances
As more congregations struggle with financial challenges, clergy compensation decisions become more problematic. What sacrifices are current members willing to make to ensure the congregation’s future? Beyond personal choices is an even starker reality: the average church now has less than 100 people attending worship services.
Congregations slipping below this critical number find funding even one full-time pastor difficult. Some must consider part-time pastors and staff. A decision like this requires a frank appraisal from members about their level of personal involvement and commitment.