So I have lit the proverbial touch paper this week, with a post that looked at the rate of pay of church based youth workers over the last 20 odd years. Pay that ranged from 12,000 in 1998 to 24,000 in 2005 (one church only)- all the rest were nearer £19,000. Many questions emerged from the discussions on it such as Why should churches adopt … Continue reading Youthworkers should have higher salaries than Clergy, heres 14 reasons why:
Is a youthworker really just paid peanuts? No one goes into youthwork for the money, like many ministries, and vocations, pay is secondary in job satisfaction to the desire to change and make the world better for others in whatever that means, education, health or support. Where Nurses have campaigned rightly for pay increases and teachers too, the individual church based youthworker is rarely able … Continue reading ‘Its not about the money’- but are young people valued enough to pay youthworkers appropriately?