Brentwood Baptist Church provides a $1,000 relocation allowance and a $1,500 monthly stipend.
Each participant is responsible for their remaining salary, housing, and benefits for the one-year residency period.
Generally a resident either (1) comes to the program with financial needs and benefits secured or (2) will raise support to cover financial needs and benefits prior to entrance into the residency program.
Support raising has a long history in the church as a biblical method of securing financial resources to fulfill ministry calling.
Brentwood Baptist partners with Reliant, a leading non-profit fund-raising organization for support raising training, coaching, accountability, gift handling and distribution.
Once the resident requiring fundraising support is accepted into the program, they are required to attend a 5-day fundraising intensive workshop (scheduled for March 30 – April 3, 2017), where they are equipped by the Reliant Team with the knowledge and skills to raise financial support.
Brentwood Baptist offers this training at no expense.
Rate of Pay
It is Reliant‘s practice to work with each resident to establish a customized budget and a salary goal that takes into consideration their individual circumstances.
For the resident without a working spouse the typical amount required above the salary stipend provided by Brentwood Baptist is between $2,000 and $2,500 a month, depending upon Health Insurance requirements.
It is the residents’ responsibility to raise 100% of their determined goal. Due to the intensity of the program, working a second job during the residency is not permitted.
Those that have raised 75% or more of their full support goal may start the residency on August 15 and will be allowed time each week to work on raising their remaining support and to participate in regular coaching calls. Those that have raised less than 75% of their full support goal will not be allowed to participate at this time.
The amount raised will be calculated by adding all gifts already given and future gifts promised.
All benefit costs are included in the total amount of funding required to be raised.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance and Dental Benefits are optional
- Life Insurance, Workers’ Compensation and Sexual Misconduct Insurances are required
- Holidays – the residents will follow the same holiday schedule as full time Brentwood Baptist Church staff members. Scheduled holidays as listed in the Brentwood Baptist Personnel Manual
Donations are received and tracked through the Reliant donor portal set up for each resident. The Reliant donor portal allows effortless bank debit or credit card giving on a one-time or automatic, recurring basis. The portal allows the resident instant view access to incoming gifts and donor records. Residents can track giving monthly and notice when donors lapse in their giving.
All residents receive a monthly payroll disbursement by direct deposit. The following is deducted from each pay check and should be factored into determining the resident’s salary goal:
- 12% for administrative expenses such as, fundraising support, processing of support reports and payroll, online giving and other services
- 3% for credit card donations
- 3.5% for the employer share of FICA
- 2% for Social Security
- 4.5% for Medicare
- Life Insurance, Workers’ Compensation and Sexual Misconduct Insurance
- Health Insurance if selected
Additional specific information about support-raising, salary and benefits, and financial contributions and payroll distribution management will be provided upon acceptance.