9 Financial Challenges that Pastors Face

I wrote this post originally for Christian PF (an awesome Christian personal finance blog, by the way), who published it in June of 2012. As a pastor for over 14 years, I don’t know anyone who went into the ministry for the money. Pastors respond to a call to serve God and make a real difference in the […] Continue Reading ->

Choosing Between a Church Parsonage & Pastor’s Housing Allowance

How should a pastor choose between living in a parsonage provided by the church and living in his or her own home with a housing allowance provided by the church? Matt asks: My wife and I may shortly be in the position to pick between a wonderful parsonage and a housing allowance. Unfortunately, I cannot […] Continue Reading ->

The Finances of the Average American … Pastor?

The Digerati Life recently wrote about the finances of the average American family.  The facts might surprise you…but then again, maybe not: The average American family has $3,800 in the bank. 50% of American households don’t have a retirement account. The 50% of households with retirement accounts only have $35,000 saved up (per family). The […] Continue Reading ->

Pastors Face Financial Challenges, Denominational Studies Show

Many pastors face personal financial challenges that negatively impact their ministry, and even lead some to leave the ministry. Continue Reading ->