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Denominational Surveys

Historically, a denominational survey was conducted every five years. In 2017, that changed to a more continuous process in which one-fifth of churches are invited to participate each year. Learn more at

Read a summary of each year’s responses on The Network:

You can also visit this interactive reporting tool that allows you to search and filter results on your own. Use the tabs along the top to select the portion of survey answers that you wish to review. Use the menu on the right to choose the filters you’d like to use.

Older survey results:
2020 - Final report 
2012 - Final report
2007 - See the final report and news story.

Ministers' Compensation Survey (updated annually)

The annual Ministers’ Compensation Survey obtains information regarding the compensation practices generally followed by churches in Canada and the United States for pastors working full-time in the parish ministry. The survey report is shared broadly with the churches and classes in the hope that it will be useful to church councils and others as reference material when matters involving compensation and benefits for ordained ministers are considered.

Latest Ministers' Compensation Survey (now part of the Church Administration and Finance Guide)
2018 Ministers' Compensation Survey (old format) 

CRC Ministers Database (updated continually)

The Christian Reformed Church Ministers Database contains information about all past and current CRC ministers. This searchable, online database is a free service provided by Calvin University's Hekman Library. To report additions or changes, e-mail Calvin University archives.