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PCA Retirement and Benefits (RBI), in partnership with the Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University, today announced the release of a report, “Pastoral Wellbeing: PCA Pastors Reflect on the Tensions of Ministry.”
We – the financial planners on the Retirement Readiness team – will (or would) unenroll from receiving the Child Tax Credit starting in July. We recommend that you unenroll as well.
Although 2020 presented numerous challenges, by God’s grace, we were able to quickly pivot to serve the church more holistically than ever before.
Turning “Meanwhiles” into “Howevers”: How God used Ministerial Relief to Support a Pastor in His Battle with Parkinson’s
In 2001, Rev. Mike Potts noticed something different about his preaching: he had begun to stutter. “It was a new and disturbing experience for me,” said Mike. Then his wife Linda noticed that when he walked, his left arm didn’t swing like the right one. After two visits to Duke University Hospital and the Mayo Clinic, Mike was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
A little over a year since COVID-19 plunged us into a temporary lockdown and a slow return to something like normal, the RBI leadership and staff reflected on lessons learned during this extraordinary time.
Mental health, in all its various forms, can be a scary, difficult issue to tackle. It can feel shameful and embarrassing to admit that we need help, let alone discuss with another person. It’s not uncommon for church servants to feel as though they must “have it all together” for the sake of the congregation, while struggling with the unique difficulties of ministry. This makes discussing mental health issues and seeking care even harder.
Everybody was a beginner when it came to managing church life in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, in what experts are calling the post-pandemic phase of the virus, church leaders have learned some lessons. We asked church leaders across the PCA to share their insights and have compiled their responses in three quick take-aways.
“It’s surprising that a person in the spotlight can be invisible. That’s how I felt as a pastor’s wife, under constant scrutiny, but unknown. After being married to my husband and serving alongside him for almost 20 years, this past year felt like I had finally hit a stone wall. I could no longer cope with the stress and disappointments of ministry on my own.”
“What I tell guys is: call RBI.” That’s what Fritz Games, pastor of Redeemer PCA in Louisville, Kentucky, says about the advice he gives to fellow pastors who are working with the church session on their pastor compensation structure.
Rev. Shim arrived to pastor the fragile church in 2018 and had just begun to see his revitalization efforts come to fruition when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
You may have heard that very soon, PCA Retirement & Benefits (RBI) will be offering a ‘lifetime income’ solution in the PCA Retirement Plan.
God’s faithfulness to care for those who serve the church is evidenced as we look back on the numbers from 2020.
It has been almost thirty-four years since Tom Graham died, but Tom’s widow Anna Graham still loves the church and marvels at how God cared for her through the church.
A good plan considers short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term goals.
Even retirement savings is part of your journey with Christ.
As we approach the end of 2020, there are several items that require some action on your part.
We’ve compiled a list of digital tools for church leaders to consider that help simplify the day-to-day administrative burden of church life.
We recently spoke with Al who agreed to share how God has been with him in the midst of trouble.
Your gifts support widows in need of financial assistance. Here are some testimonies of gratitude from widows who’ve benefitted from your generous gifts.
This year’s Annual Enrollment is December 1 – 7. Existing benefit elections will continue to be in force throughout the new 2021 plan year with no confirmation of enrollment needed.
Joe suffered a life-altering accident that left him disabled for almost two years. We asked Joe about his experience with disability and how it reshaped his view of being prepared for unexpected events.
Watch our interview with Mary Lu Strawbridge and hear how God has used PCA Ministerial Relief in her life and the lives of many others.
In 2018, Dan and Crystal Korzep moved from Crystal’s home state of Massachusetts to North Carolina. Dan accepted a call to pastor Harvest Presbyterian Church. Less than a year later, Dan died suddenly from a heart attack at age 69.
We are delighted that Paul is a part of the RBI team, and we look forward to seeing God continue to use him to care for PCA pastors and staff.
Pastors: It is time again to make sure you update your housing allowance resolution
Leadership influences every facet of an organization. Healthy leaders create healthy organizations. This is as true in churches and church-related organizations as anywhere else.
It has been eight years since I’ve served on a pastoral staff though I’ve continued to use my pastoral gifts regularly as pulpit supply and in other ways.
The generosity of churches like Meadowcroft Presbyterian makes it possible for the PCA to “look after” widows and pastors in financial distress in keeping with the command of James 1:27.
Updates on new initiatives and service improvements from PCA RBI.
A ruling issued today by the US Supreme Court (Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, No. 19-267) has clear implications for PCA churches and church-governed schools.
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