Church administration resources, services and partnerships
We value not only the spiritual quality and integrity that is associated with our churches, but also values the stewardship and administrative responsibilities our churches face. With both of these — spiritual and administrative responsibilities — in mind, Converge PacWest takes seriously its opportunity by providing current sources of information regarding:
- Financial management matters
- HR and employee issues
- Salaries and benefit packages
- Tax and legal matters
- Other administrative issues churches deal with today
We stay apprised of the latest information from a variety of sources and stand ready to assist the leadership of churches with personalized support. These are the benefits to belonging. While we never offer legal and tax advice, we do serve our churches with long standing practical knowledge.
For help with research related to recommended pastoral salary and benefit packages, we recommend the resources from the National Association of Church Business Administrators.
Annual pastoral review guidelines
Sample pastoral review guidelines
For specific resources, contact the Converge PacWest office.
Tax and Legal
For all tax and legal items, Converge PacWest recommends you contact Church Law & Tax today.
Moral failure policies
We suggest the local church moral failure policy document.
For guidance with personnel matters, and samples of personnel handbooks, contact the Converge PacWest office.
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In the interest of pastoral care and longevity, we recommend churches consider including a sabbatical in their package when calling a candidate. Sabbaticals have become a valuable part of pastoral compensation packages and have benefited many notable spiritual leaders.
This sabbatical would be for the purpose of study and further education for a predetermined amount of time (e.g. three months) during which the pastor would receive his regular compensation from the church.
The plan involves setting aside 1.5 days each month for five years, at which time ninety days would have accrued for the pastor to use for a sabbatical. Upon completion of the sabbatical, the pastor would return to the church ministry for at least a year, to ensure that he didn’t use the time to pursue other ministry possibilities.
During this five-year period the church would be wise to lay aside money on a monthly basis for pulpit supply during the time their pastor is gone on sabbatical.
For further input and ideas, contact us.