Thinking About Money
In thinking about the compensation structure I am requesting for the program(s) your community will choose, I ask you to consider that the costs include not only the actual retreat or workshop (and incidental expenses), but all of the hours of preparation needed to ensure your community will feel nourished, challenged, and supported.
Generally speaking, every three-hour block of “program time” requires at least six hours of prayer, research, study, and writing in order to prepare. In addition to program expenses, as an independent contractor I am also responsible for my own insurance and payroll taxes.
I thank you in advance for holding my sustainability as one of the needs we collectively hope to meet in the programs I will lead in your beloved community. Thank you.