The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has confirmed that its employees will receive a church bonus of $50,000 on top of their pay for their church service.
According to the church, this bonus will be distributed by its members in accordance with the church’s general policy and the general guidelines and principles set forth by the Church.
However, there is no mention of any church bonuses in the new church guidelines, which are also posted online.
The new guidelines were introduced by Church president Monson on Wednesday.
They say employees receive a $50k church bonus for their work with their local church, and for service to others in the community.
“The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is one of the great institutions in the world,” said Monson.
“We have been blessed with extraordinary leadership, leadership that is dedicated to serving God and His people, and that is the reason why we have the opportunity to receive a massive, massive, huge bonus from the Lord.
I am proud of that.”
Monson has also promised that all Church members will receive $50K of the bonus.
“This bonus will help to ensure that the Church continues to offer generous benefits and resources to our members, and we will continue to encourage people to be active in our mission and in the Church,” he said.
Monson also promised to make all employees eligible for church pension benefits, and promised that the church will “do everything we can to make sure that we will be able to provide that for every member”.
In response to a request for comment, a spokesperson for the church said:”The church is committed to being a generous employer of service.
We’re also proud of our history of being generous in helping to support the Church as well as other charitable groups.”
A spokesperson for Walmart confirmed that employees would also receive a new church bonus.
They said the bonus would be distributed as follows:Employees will receive:$50K bonus for serving and contributing to the mission of the church$50,001 to the Church of Latter Day Saints for service and contributions to the community$50M to the National Church of Spiritual Retreats for church membership and to the Temple Square Community Foundation for membership and donationsTo read more about church bonuses and their significance, check out the BBC News article here.