An area of certain growth for the Church is in living out its own Catholic Social Teaching regarding just wages for workers Kurt and Josh at www.youthministry.com posted about how to ask for a raise. They raise a few good suggestions.
> Start the process with prayer
> Do you homework regarding comparative salaries and the church’s pattern for merit increases
> Set yourself up for success, don’t just drop the idea of a raise
> Connect an increase to a commitment of time and longevity
Most important, plan out your career as if you anticipate growing professionally. What areas of competency will you grow in? What greater responsibilities will you undertake?