Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff

by Donald L. Caruth, Gail D. Caruth, Liz Ryan, Matt Branaugh, Dan Busby, and others. Christianity Today International, 2016.


This five-part guide provides technical and creative insights to manage personnel, budgets and IRS compliance to retain the best possible staff.


five articles, compensation checklist, resource list

Recommended Audience

congregations with staff, personnel committee



Practical Applications

  • Develop a formal compensation procedure by reading "The Fair Payment Plan" and using advice from Richard Hammar's "Compensation Planning Checklist".
  • Discover non-monetary options to reward staff and learn to avoid unnecessary tax fees to save funds.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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