The Pastor and His Benefit Package

1. Pay his salary based on a fair and livable wage (the principle of generosity).

2. Fringe benefits should include:

Full family medical insurance

Retirement plan (403b)

Disability insurance

$100,000 of term life insurance

Add value of $50,000 as income

3. Reimburse pastor for all professional expenses out of general fund category not compensation.

4. Church should pay portion of pastor’s social security obligation as a taxable bonus.

5. Help pastor buy his own home.

6. Give pastor and wife opportunity to attend three church conferences a year at church expense.

7. Church should give pastor four weeks of vacation per year including four Sundays.

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