These are the current guidelines from the Rocky Mountain Synod Council. The guidelines worksheet propose salary in a range, rather than a single target number. The range takes into consideration the differences in Rocky Mountain Synod cost of living realities based upon regional differences and other suggested salary modifiers for education or previous non-ministry experience.
- Compensation Guidelines Narrative - revised June 27, 2023 (PDF) - START HERE with the narrative document providing the foundational background information on compensation and benefits for all rostered ministers.
- RMS Rostered Leader Salary Worksheet (Excel) - a worksheet to assist in development of compensation packages for rostered minister.
All of these documents are presented as the result of the concerted effort of many to move to a more current, complete and flexible set of compensation guidelines. These Guidelines are not a mandate. A compensation committee appointed by the Synod Council reviews the documents and calculation worksheet modifiers each year to recommend any updates for the following year. Guidelines for compensation are just that: guidelines. Different contexts and communities must be taken into consideration, and each congregation should review the documents in light of the congregation's past history.