Ladies and Gentlemen,
As we have notified you before - 2018 is the year for the bi-annual LifeWay Compensation Survey. It is a valuable tool that accumulates and compiles salary and benefits information from our affiliated churches for our churches. It is the largest survey of its type in the US and the results are from SBC churches only.
The accumulation of information stage of the survey is to close at the end of May leaving us one more month to notify and encourage our NC churches to participate. As stated in an earlier e-mail, the only concern I have had with respect to the 2016 LifeWay Survey was the lack of responding churches. In 2016, less than 350 of our over 4,300 affiliated churches participated in the survey. We can and should do better than that for 2018. But we need your help. We have sent e-mails to all the churches, we have mailed over 4,300 letters to affiliated churches, we have it on the Convention website and our social media. However, I have looked at several of our Association websites and newsletters and see no mention of this valuable tool that benefits all of our churches.
So this is a, or close to the, final plea for your assistance in encouraging your churches to participate. Please get the word out. If you have a church that does not have access to, or does not like, the internet - you or the church can contact Mary Landis at the Convention for a paper version of the survey.
In advance, thank you for your assistance.
In His Service,
J. Davis Blount, IIISenior Consultant
Baptist State Convention of NC, Inc.
205 Convention Drive
Cary, NC 27511