"My pastor works mainly on the weekends."
Most pastors work 50 to 60 hours or more each week.
"My pastor is well compensated by our church."
50% of pastors make less than $50,000 per year.
"My pastor has a full benefits package."
60% of pastors receive no retirement, healthcare or other benefits from their churches.
"Churches have lots of money."
50% of churches have annual budgets under $125,000.
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What is this all about?
Across America and the world, pastors and their spouses faithfully serve and love the people in their congregations. Yet, our research shows that most pastor families face significant financial challenges.
The financial stress that many pastors face can be greatly alleviated when church leadership teams and families discover there are many creative ways to show and share God’s love for their pastors beyond the paycheck.
The Bless Your Pastor initiative is an opportunity for your church to take seriously the call to care for your pastor.
“The one who receives instruction in the Word should share all good things with their instructor.”
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Join us in tackling the epidemic of financial hardship among our faith leaders. Along with our current partners, you can play a role in blessing your pastor and truly making a difference for his kingdom. If your organization serves pastors and churches and you are interested in partnering or promoting the Bless Your Pastor movement, click one of the links below to access free resources.
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