CALL PACKAGE GUIDELINES
Recommendations on Pastoral Compensation
Geneva has prepared these helpful tips and resources for pastors, churches, and presbyteries alike as they navigate important conversations around a minister’s call to service.
Call Package 101
How to Design a Call Package
Guidelines for Pastors
Become acquainted with the aspects of a well-designed call package with this helpful booklet from Geneva. Use it to evaluate the sufficiency of your proposed or existing call.
Guidelines for Churches
Crafting or reviewing a pastoral call package? Enhance your understanding of the unique facets of your minister’s call with this resource for sessions and administrators.
Guidelines for Presbyteries
Communicate clearly with your sessions and ministers about proposed or existing call packages, using the recommendations in this PDF designed specifically for presbyteries.
Your call package checklist
This handy checklist includes a high-level look at the key elements for pastors, churches, and presbyteries to consider in a well-designed package. Get your checklist by completing the form below.
“When we hired our new pastor mid-year, we wanted to make sure we paid him enough to live in our very expensive community. Geneva helped us design a compensation package that increased both salary and benefits in light of the unusually high current rates of inflation. It was a stretch for our church, but God has always provided for us, and we were willing to make that stretch to care for our pastor and his family.”
Bret, ruling elder
“Reaching out to Geneva was a game changer! As I prayed about a new call, I wondered whether the transition was financially feasible for our family… The numbers just did not seem like they could work! Geneva’s guidance helped me understand the need for a healthy call package… I’m so thankful for the ministry of Geneva!”
Rev. Bryce Hales, Trinity Presbyterian Church
“After years of seeing the effects that inadequate call packages have on pastors and their families, members in our presbytery worked hard to convince the presbytery that adopting Geneva’s call package guidelines was the right thing to do. Since then, we’ve all come to see this as one of the very the best ways to care for pastors. Every time a call is issued in our presbytery, it must comply with these call package guidelines.“