The Church and Pastor Finances pre-conference ($25 per person) will include 3 sessions discussing the following topics:

  • The components of a good pastoral compensation package. 
  • How to pay the pastor and other staff?  What items of the package are taxable versus non-taxable?
  • Should the pastor adopt a housing allowance and, if so, how does this affect his monthly net pay?
  • How the church can help the pastor with a housing allowance to get enough federal taxes paid in to avoid having to make quarterly estimated taxes and what all of this looks like from the church’s perspective. 
  • How should the church support missionaries?  Through established mission organizations or acting as the mission organization?  What is involved in both?
  • What is involved in accounting for gifts/donations to the church, tracking expenses, how Fund accounting works, maintaining separation of duties to be above reproach, paying speakers for honoraria and reimbursing expenses, and accurately producing 1099s.

More content will be added as we get closer to the conference.  If you have suggestions of things you would like covered, please email


12:30 – 1:00 – Check-In (West Entrance)
1:00 – 2:00 – Session 1: Best Financial Practices for Churches
2:00 – 2:15 – Break
2:15 – 3:15 – Session 2: Pastoral and Staff Compensation Overview
3:15 – 3:30 – Break
3:30 – 4:45 – Session 3: Practically Paying Pastors and Staff
4:45 – 5:30 – Q&A

Eric Gee

Eric Gee will be leading 3 sessions covering topics related to church and pastor finances on Wednesday, July 17 for $25.  Eric is a former CPA and is currently the Interim Administrator and the Financial Administrator at Grace Bible Church.

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