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  • Writer's pictureJohn Stackhouse

Fair Payment for Speakers

What does your church pay for visiting preachers or camp speakers or conference leaders? What does your organization pay for theological or ecclesiastical consultants?

A lot of speakers feel insulted by those who invite them, while hosts are sometimes nonplussed by speakers asking for fees well above what they had budgeted.

To help with these vexing matters, I’ve written a guide that I previously published in a national magazine (ChristianWeek) and later as a post on this blog. To make the post easier to find for speakers who would like me to do some of their talking for them on this tricky subject (!) and for hosts who are wondering how to budget properly, I’ve now put it in the PAGES section to the top right of this blog’s main page.

Let’s treat each other right–that’s the true “bottom line.”


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