Compensation Guidelines

How much should a congregation pay its minister? What other benefits should a minister receive? What professional expenses should a congregation provide? The answers to these questions are the ways in which we express and live out our covenant of partnership in ministry.

This Compensation Handbook for Local Church Ministers for the Southeast Conference is designed to help all congregations establish fair and equitable compensation for paid ministry: full-time, part-time, ordained, and licensed.

Please remember that these are minimum recommended guidelines and no formula is absolutely appropriate to every congregation.