I am currently transitioning from bi-vocational to full-time status, and one church in a neighboring state seems seriously interested in hiring me as their senior pastor. We have not yet covered any information on relocation expenses, and I wanted to get some feedback before I bring the topic up. I realize it varies from situation to situation, but, generally speaking, do churches pay your duplicate mortgage payments and other moving expenses? I have a mortgage on my current house, and this church does not have a parsonage. Thus, I would have to immediately attempt to buy a house or make other similar arrangements for my family of 5. I cannot afford to pay 2 mortgages. This church runs about 160-200 in Sunday AM worship and is a SBC church in a metro area. What has been your experience in this area? Is it reasonable to expect to be reimbursed for these expenses?