Clergy compensation is confusing. The combination of unique tax laws, Book of Discipline, Conference policies and the role of other state and federal laws (or lack thereof) make it significantly more complicated than it seems like it should be. To make matters worse, more choice in health, vision and dental insurance have led to a tangle of premiums with contributions from the local church and annual conference. And, we haven’t even started talking about the Pastoral Support Form and its accompanying Addendum.
In this webinar, Rev. Nate Berneking walks through the forms, while also clarifying the interplay of secular law with United Methodist policy and practice. He discusses the part-time/full-time distinction and even address the role played by the local church in budgeting for clergy compensation and correct withholding from a pastor’s paychecks.