The 216th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference approved clergy compensation guidelines that apply to all people serving in authorized ministries of the church, including full-time and part-time solo, senior, associate and assistant pastors, both settled and interim, as well as licensed and commissioned ministers.
According to the introduction to the guidelines, they "change the approach to ministerial compensation. Rather than specifying compensation based upon years of ordained experience and congregation size, these guidelines should encourage clergy and congregations to think of compensation in terms of ranges based upon the skills and talent pastors bring to complement the ministries of their congregations."
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