Churches Use Half of Their Budget to Pay Their Staff

Image result for church financesA new study finds that almost half of churches entire budgets go to paying staff. According to a Relevant Magazine report, the study looked at the salary trends of 1,200 churches with regular attendance of 500 or more people throughout the United States and Canada. It also found that 98 percent of the church’s total budget comes from money the congregation gives. Meanwhile, only about half (52 percent) spend more than 10 percent of their budget “on ministry beyond their own congregation–from local soup kitchens to world missions to church planting.”

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