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Read our most recent articles to learn more about the services RBI provides and our financial advice for Pastors and their families.

Loving Wife and Church Sacrificially

The day I was married I assumed the role of a husband. Years later, when I was installed in my first church I assumed the role of a pastor. What I didn’t realize until later was the tension that dual role can create. The word pastor is the Latin word for shepherd....

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The Future of the Clergy Housing Allowance

The Future of the Clergy Housing Allowance

An important case is currently making its way through the federal courts which will impact ministers, and to a lesser extent churches, nationwide. On Oct. 6, 2017, the federal district court declared the clergy housing allowance unconstitutional in the...

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2017 President’s Report

2017 President’s Report

As each year passes, the richness of God’s blessings on PCA Retirement & Benefits fills my heart with thanksgiving. There is no question we have experienced the growth pains of very challenging periods in our history, but by and large, we have...

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Implementing Enhanced Measures for your Security

Implementing Enhanced Measures for your Security

Earlier this year in response to increased reports of hacking and fraud attempts and due to a noticeable increase of falsified information being submitted to our offices, we implemented additional security measures including verification and confirmation...

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Should We Trust God, or Buy Insurance?

Should We Trust God, or Buy Insurance?

Consider a mother in her late fifties. She is healthy, works a well-paying job, and has life insurance. She is in her twenty-third year of marriage and has three kids in college at the same time. She is a woman of God, her faith motivates her warmth and kindness. Her...

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RBI On the Road

RBI On the Road

PCA Retirement and Benefits will be hitting the road to visit churches and teach financial planning seminars this fall. We meet with and conduct workshops for church staffs, presbyteries, Christian school teachers, and others. Our goal is education and...

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Church Budgets and Compensation Packages

Church Budgets and Compensation Packages

As churches begin creating budgets for the coming year and review their pastoral call packages, PCA Retirement and Benefits (RBI) may be able to lend assistance. We know the importance of annually reviewing call packages, and we even created guidelines for...

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The Complicated Role of the Pastor’s Wife

The Complicated Role of the Pastor’s Wife

The role of a pastor’s wife is often complicated. It is a balancing act except there is no pole, no net, and no tightrope, but lots of expectation for her to perform. It is a role that goes beyond church membership, and it is not easily definable. She is her husband’s...

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2018 PCA Group Insurance Rates and Prices

2018 PCA Group Insurance Rates and Prices

2018 Group Insurance Rates and Prices Recently, PCA Retirement & Benefits, Inc. completed an extensive analysis of group insurance product rates and administrative pricing. The purpose of this analysis was to confirm that all group insurance product categories...

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Call Packages

Call Packages

5 Essentials of a Pastor’s Call Package The life of a pastor is not easy. A pastor can be called upon 24/7, often blurring time boundaries and subtracting rest. Many people would agree: pastors can easily give more than they receive. Ted Dankovich is the Director of...

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Q&A: Should pastors opt out of Social Security?

Q&A: Should pastors opt out of Social Security?

Q&A: Should pastors opt out of Social Security? Under U.S. tax code, ordained ministers can opt out of Social Security. Form 4361 declares that ministers who are theologically opposed to receiving benefits from the government can excuse themselves from...

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