Prompt payment for pulpit supply is always appreciated. Please pay on the day of the service. Include remuneration and mileage reimbursement.
- $100 for single morning, vesper, evening or midweek worship service
- $50 for each additional worship service, (yoked churches should divide total evenly)
- $50 for moderating any session meeting
- $50 or moderating any congregational meeting
The amount listed is the minimum required remuneration. Where more than the Presbytery minimum terms of call is paid to the pastor, the amount paid for pulpit supply should be adjusted accordingly.
Payment to pulpit supplies who travel more than 10 miles round-trip must include mileage reimbursement at the maximum rate allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. As of January 1, 2018, the rate is $0.545 per mile.
The Committee on Ministry recognizes that when worship services are canceled on fairly short notice, those in pulpit supply positions may already have expended considerable time in sermon preparation. It is suggested that congregations be aware of the work already accomplished in these cases and be prepared to offer compensation. The COM further suggests that at least 50% of the normal payment be offered. No travel costs would be incurred.