One of the tools that the Network has produced over the last 15 years is the annual salary survey. The survey is an indicator (not the only indicator…but certainly an important one!) of the health and well-being of our congregations in their approach to children, youth and family ministry.
The survey is also an important tool for congregations and those who work with children, youth and families as they go about planning and budgeting for the future. You can use this tool as you enter into conversations with your congregation about salaries and overall compensation.
It’s an incredibly important tool, and so we encourage all to take the survey. The more people we have who take the survey, the better the data we have, and the more effective a tool it can be.
It should take about 10 minutes to complete the survey. Taking this survey is a great way to be a part of our community, to support each other in ministry, and to give yourself (and others) important tools in their planning process.
When the survey is complete, we will slice and dice the data so that it can be cross-referenced by
- Size of congregation
- Education level
- Region of the country
- ELCA roster status
- Other categories as well.
This is a survey for both professionals and volunteers to take. (There are different sets of questions for each). The survey will be open and available through the month of March. Our hope is to have the results tabulated and published on May 1, 2014.
Networked in Christ,