Get a $25 Restaurant Gift Card for Only $2.00

Here’s a great deal for pastors or anyone looking to save money on eating out…and it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day! is offering 80% off a $25 restaurant gift card.  To get the discount, you need to use the promo code “MEAL” at the checkout. offers discounted gift cards that are good […] Continue Reading ->

2011 Clergy Tax Changes

Congress made several tax law changes in late 2010 – some of which impact ministers and churches. The following information about clergy tax law changes is from CapinCrouse, a CPA firm that specializes in church and nonprofit tax issues. Non-Clergy Income FICA Changes for 2011 The Social Security payroll tax on individual wages (FICA and […] Continue Reading ->

Pastors – Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money by Selling Your Services

Last time, in Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money by Selling Online or Offline, I mentioned that pastors, missionaries and other Christian ministry leaders often find themselves in need of extra cash. But sometimes find it difficult to think of quick and easy ways to earn extra money that won’t take away from ministry responsibilities. […] Continue Reading ->

Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money by Selling Online or Offline

Here are some quick ways that pastors, missionaries, and other ministry leaders can earn extra cash by selling stuff online or offline. Continue Reading ->

How to Save on Eating Out

If you’ve been a pastor for any length of time, you know that the easiest way to save on eating out is to get a member of your congregation to take your family out to dinner! But if that’s not happening as often as you’d like (no matter how much you hint at it from the pulpit), there are other great ways to eat out and have fun for less. 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 ->

Money Wise Pastor – How to Contact Me

At some point along the journey, you may want to contact me here at Money Wise Pastor. That would be great – please do! You can reach me at rich(at)moneywisepastor(dot)com. Continue Reading ->

Money Wise Pastor – Why You Should Not Listen to Me

Last time, I put together a list of reasons why you might want to listen to me and become a reader here at Money Wise pastor. And now, here are a few reasons why you should NOT listen to me: I don’t have it all figured out yet when it comes to money and personal […] Continue Reading ->

Money Wise Pastor – Why Listen to Me?

Hi, my name is Rich and I’m the host here at Money Wise Pastor – a site dedicated to money and personal finance from a pastor’s perspective.  Our goal is to help pastors, missionaries and other ministry leaders to make all you can, save all you can, and give all you can (hat-tip to John […] Continue Reading ->

Welcome to Money Wise Pastor

Welcome to Money Wise Pastor, a site dedicated to money and personal finance from a pastor’s perspective – to help pastors, missionaries and other Christians to be financially faithful and financially free. We share strategies and ideas on topics like: Creative ways pastors can earn extra income Best jobs for pastors who are bi-vocational or […] Continue Reading ->