Smart Money For Church Salaries

We are going to take a slight deviation from our typical “facility” topics and shift to a financial and HR related topic.

Over the last 5-7 years, we have developed a relationship with David Fletcher, founder of XPastor. Their organization is one of the forerunners in supporting, developing and coaching Executive Pastors.  I have great respect for David and his team and am honored that they are also a Ministry Partner with Church Facility Management Solutions (If you have not signed up yet…do so NOW…it is FREE).

Well…XPastor is partnering with some of my favorite people including Dan Busby, Brad Leeper, Vonna Laue, William Vanderbloemen and Michael Martin to do a series of workshops around the country focusing on compensation and salaries.

I am butchering what they are really going to address, so let’s hear directly from David.

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Over the past several weeks I have heard from Executive Pastors, Insurance Agencies, and Elder Boards from across the country about their current Sr. Pastor’s pending retirement. For most of them, their Sr. Pastor is part of the Boomer generation and is roughly 60 years old. However, although many of the soon-to-be-retirees have projects they would like to retire to (ie – overseas mission work, consulting, community involvement), they don’t have the resources to retire from their current position. In other words, they didn’t save the money necessary for the move. This is causing Sr. Pastors to stay on longer than they should and preventing churches from moving into the future.

This is a common scenario, and it often times takes two to tango. The problem with Boomer pastors’ ill-prepared retirement is often times the result of poor compensation on the churches end and poor planning on the employees end. At our 12-city one-day workshop “Smart Money for Church Salaries,” we want to address the former. We want to make sure your pastors are being payed fairly, competitively, and legally for the area of ministry (and country!) they are in. This will help a church to communicate value, dignity, and respect to the pastor during the time they are with your church.

At this 12-city, one-day workshop, paid and volunteer leadership teams will walk out of the workshop having crafted a customized, scalable compensation chart for their own unique church. This is a conference you do not want your teams to miss!

By the way, did we mention it’s only a one-day workshop?!

Full price for this workshop is $239 but for a LIMITED TIME you can register you and your team for $159 using the code “XP” at checkout! Access this exclusive discount NOW at this link → http://bit.ly/XPastorLI

Church Facility Staffing – How Many Do You Need?

I NEED YOUR HELP!

Several years ago our team did a survey of the number of Church Facility Staff needed to properly maintain a facility and keep up with the natural rate of physical deterioration (1-4% annually) as well as the day to day activity of keeping a facility functioning effectively to meet a church’s ministry objective. As part of that survey, we contacted approximately 200 churches and received some incredible information.

Now, Cool Solutions Group is partnering with Vanderbloemen Search Group to update this research and develop an eBook on the topic. In light of  this, we would love to get feedback from you all.  If you are game, here are some questions we are looking for responses:

  1. How many Square Feet of buildings are on your campus(es)?
  2. How many full time and part time facility staff do you have? Please identify employment status (PT/FT)
  3. Of those staff members, how many commit more than 75% of their time in housekeeping/janitorial activities?
  4. Did you include your Facility Manager in the total count?
  5. If so, how much of their time is spent on “managing” the staff and facilities vs. actually performing the physical work?
  6. What is your average weekly attendance?

We would love to hear from you…then we will share our findings. Click HERE to submit your responses.

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