For some reason, the discussion of money and church staff is always a sticky subject. What should be considered a ‘reasonable’ salary? What does a pastoral salary include? Do you count the housing allowance as part of your calculation?
These are all great questions, and thankfully we don’t have to be the legal experts on this issue when we are not attorneys. However, the Church Law Group can be experts – because they are.
David Middlebrook of the Church Law Group explains some legal definitions and provides pointers for tackling this tough topic: