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Thank you for participating in the 2016 SBC Church Compensation Survey.

The survey is now closed, and survey results will be available this summer.

Help create an accurate, reliable database that will be used by thousands of churches to help determine fair compensation for their church staff. You could win an iPad!

You will need the following information to complete the survey:


  • Average weekly attendance
  • Membership
  • 2016 annual budget
  • Total compensation and benefits budgeted (optional)


For all employees

  • Annual salary
  • Annual church contributions to retirement plan
  • Annual church-paid insurance premiums
  • Highest level of education completed
  • Vacation and paid time off allowed for revivals

Additionally for ministers

  • Annual housing or parsonage allowance
  • Annual church-provided Social Security offset
  • Rental value and utilities paid for church-provided parsonage

Contact GuideStone Financial Resources with any questions or issues. You may call toll-free at 1-888-98-GUIDE (1-888-984-8433) Monday–Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST to speak with a customer relations specialist, or send an email to info@GuideStone.org.

One entry per email address. GuideStone Financial Resources employees (current or past) family members of employees (current or past), and GuideStone trustees or former trustee members are not eligible to win. No cash prizes are being awarded and no cash substitute will be given. Contest participants must be age 21 or older to win. Winner will be selected through a random process after the contest ends on May 31, 2016. GuideStone will retain your email address only to notify you when survey results are available and if you win the iPad. Your email address will not be sold to any third party.