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Average salaries increased steadily by approximately 2 percent per year, for a 21 percent over a decade. The average salary of a fulltime pastor not living in a parsonage was $55,000 in 2008, compared to $45,300 in 1998.
The study, which focused particularly on how salaries differ with respect to gender and race, found substantial salary differences between male and female pastors (13 percent), and white and non-white pastors (9-15 percent). Those differences were largely attributed to differences in seniority between male and female pastors, and the assignment of non-white pastors to congregations that pay lower salaries. “Most of the gender/race gap disappears once congregational, personal, and position attributes are taken into account,” the report states.
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A story came across my email box today that is worth pondering. Its about a man who lived frugally and then passed on $2 million to his mother's church when he died. It raises a lot of interesting questions, not the least of which is how the church will follow or not follow in this man's way of life. But for us, it presents something of a modern-day St. Francis worth reflecting on his simple way of living. Here's the story:
United Methodist News Service: John Ferguson was a simple man. He drove an old pickup truck, lived in a trailer without running water and kept to himself. No wonder Hopewell UMC was shocked when he bequeathed it more than $2 million.