Business Administrative Resources
Compensation Guide & Calculator (pdf & excel file)
Salary Survey 2016 – Sole Pastor
Salary Survey 2016 – Senior/Administrative Pastor
Salary Survey 2016 – Associate/Assistant Pastor
Additional Compensation tools developed by Concordia Plan Services
Church Tool: Using this tool churches can create compensation estimates for positions including Sole Pastor, Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, Director of Christian Education, Director of Christian Outreach, Deaconess, Director of Family Life Ministry, Director of Parish Music and Lay Minister. https://tc.cbiz.com/CompToolCPS/Login.aspx
The church tool is also available in the Apple app store for Apple devices. Search “CPS Comp” to find the app. It functions in a very similar way to the actual online version. (A School App is not currently available).
School Tool: The educator tool allows the user to create compensation estimates for positions including Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Head Principal/Administrator, Assistant Principal/Administrator and Early Childhood Director. Schools from preschools and childcare centers all the way through high schools can use the tool. https://tc.cbiz.com/CompToolCPSEd/Login.aspx
Human Resources Guides
Job Descriptions – Ministry Staff, Officers, Admin Staff, Facilities Staff
HR Poster Compilation – to post in various locations – Updated March 2020
Sabbatical Guidelines – 2008
Employment Resource Manual – pdf (2012)
Annual Review Template (fillable .docx) – This is the review form we utilize at the District Office. For a complete overview of evaluation best practices, please connect with your Congregation Mission & Ministry Facilitator.
Church Board Resources
Protecting Your Ministry – A Legal Guide for Churches, Christian Schools, and Christian Ministries
Faith and Freedom Resources – (includes information about the ADF Church Alliance)
Alliance Defending Freedom – Impact of Supreme Court Rulings on Churches and Ministries Across America (Webinar recording) – added 8/14/20
Administrative Assistant – Congregation Ministries
The Michigan District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is seeking applicants for a full time Administrative Assistant – Congregation Ministries.
Responsibilities include supporting the Assistants to the President – Congregation Ministries, providing receptionist and hospitality support for the office, and processing of student aid applications. A job description is available here. The ideal candidate would be Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have database experience. The candidate should also be detailed, able to organize, a self-starter, and have excellent communication skills.
Please mail cover letter including salary expectation and resume to: Chad Woltemath; Michigan District, LCMS; 3773 Geddes Rd; Ann Arbor, MI 48105 or email@example.com.