DALLAS (BP) -- Time is running out for ministers and other church employees to participate in the bi-annual SBC Church Compensation Survey. Responses should be received by May 31.

The survey's responses are used by churches of all sizes to determine fair wages and benefits. Participants will be entered for a chance to win an iPad. The survey and complete contest rules are available at www.GuideStone.org/CompensationSurvey.

The survey is a joint effort of Baptist state conventions, LifeWay Research and GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. As of May 19, more than 10,500 individuals had participated.

Survey results are not reported individually. Compensation and benefit information can be contributed anonymously.

Responses to the survey constitute one of the largest databases of church compensation information in the United States. Among the information generated from survey results is average compensation for specific positions among similar-sized churches within each state convention. A higher number of participants leads to more accurate compensation data.

Survey results will be released this summer. Survey participants will receive advance notification of the results and be given access to the data.

The winner of the iPad will be notified via email.

Contact GuideStone Financial Resources with any questions. Call toll free 1-888-98-GUIDE (1-888-984-8433) Monday–Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST to speak with a customer relations specialist, or send an email to info@GuideStone.org

Roy Hayhurst is department head of denominational and public relations services at GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Get Baptist Press headlines and breaking news on Twitter (@BaptistPress), Facebook (Facebook.com/BaptistPress) and in your email (baptistpress.com/SubscribeBP.asp).

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