100% salary as housing allowance would look better for a NON-bivocational preacher?

Personal observation: I believe that in order for a church to designated all salary as housing allowance, their qualifying minister should be bi-vocational and/or have other sources of income such as spousal income to pay other expenses.

why do you say the opposite?

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Jan 01, 2020
Ministers with 100 percent Designated Housing Allowance
by: Vickey

I'm not sure where you read that on my site?

On this page: https://www.freechurchaccounting.com/designating-all-salary-as-housing-allowance.html

...I state, "Personal observation: I believe that in order for a church to designated all salary as housing allowance, their qualifying minister should be bi-vocational and/or have other sources of income such as spousal income to pay other expenses."

Christianity Today defines a "bivocational Pastor" as "a pastor who, either out of necessity or intentionality, works as both the pastor of a local church and in the secular marketplace."

I do not think that a minister could justify 100 percent of his compensation ...IF that was his only income.

I apologize for any misunderstanding on that statement. If you found that incorrect statement somewhere on my site... please let me know and I will correct it.

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