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When to Give Your Church Staff a Raise

Five guidelines to evaluate your staff.

Although church staff evaluations are used to determine many things regarding the work performance of church staff members, the purpose of this article is to show how staff evaluations can be used to determine whether salary increases are justified.

The one area of church staffing that seems to cause more disagreements than any other is the reviewing processes that churches use to evaluate whether staff members deserve pay increases.

Evaluation of church staff members is quite different from employee evaluations in the corporate world, which rely heavily upon productivity, effectiveness, performance, and contribution to the overall profitability of the company.

How can a church evaluate the effectiveness of staff members as a determining factor for the issuance of salary increases? Can their salary be linked to the number of baptisms they performed? The number of commitments made to Christ through their influence? How much money was brought in to the general fund by the particular department ...

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