Entries by Stacy Morgan

4 Pivotal Steps for Pastors in Transition

We often think about Pastor Search teams vetting pastors, but for the pastor in transition, it is so important that a pastor vet a church. Wise pastoral candidates will not avoid this important step. Here are some common steps that some pastors take to learn more about a prospective church. But how? Seek the LORD […]

Ten Steps for Vetting Your Next Pastor

Recently a small Louisiana Baptist church began the process of seeking a pastor. Resumes were received from all over the region, and a few from as far away as Missouri, but one candidate caught the attention and interest of the search team. His resume more than impressed the search committee. He had a doctorate and […]

2016 Lifeway Compensation Study

The 2016 Compensation Study has been released by LifeWay. Churches personnel and administrative teams will find this resource helpful as they access the salaries of Pastors in southern Baptist Churches. It is uniquely Southern Baptist. All responses included in the survey are for ministers and employees of SBC churches. It is free. The participating state […]

Are You Being Financially Fair?

How do other churches like us compensate their staff? Thom Rainer, CEO of LifeWay, writes, “In many churches, the pastor’s salary is a quiet issue. There is a sense of discomfort from both the pastor and the members when the topic is broached. Such discomfort is unfortunate, however, because a number of churches will not […]

Free Tax Help for Ministers

Ministers’ tax law is, well – unique – to say the least. IRS rules governing ministers can be confusing for the minister and many tax preparers. GuideStone publishes a “Ministers’ Tax Guide” annually that provides step-by-step instructions. It is written by Richard Hammar, one of America’s foremost authorities on Church & Ministers’ tax law. The […]

Shepherd’s Rest Ministry

Spiritual burnout of pastors is a genuine area of concern for churches. The Shepherd’s Rest provides the resources necessary for: The pastor to take a brief sabbatical of up to four Sundays Pastoral oversight of the church in his absence at little to no cost to the church An extended season of rest for Holy […]

Ways to Love Your Pastor

“And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake.” 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 Your pastor, staff, and their families are important to your church’s future health. Knowing that they are loved and […]