Fund raiser to pay pastor's vacation

Can a church hold a fund raiser event to pay for pastor's vacation?

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May 10, 2014
Paying for vacation with fundraiser?
by: Lewis in NC

Maybe this is known as a loaded question. If the church body/leaders reach a consensus on doing this, then there is nothing really wrong with it. What if the pastor's salary is low and he/she is doing a great job and needs to be rewarded, then the congregation probably can deal with it. The amount for the vacation; however, will need to be added into the salary on the yearly W-2 form. Ideally, a church should provide an adequate salary for the pastor to afford his/her own vacation.

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