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Check out the following resources covering topics for stewardship, personal financial planning, and church financial management.

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Resource Roundup (April 2021)
Get a Financial Health Check-up (Webinar & Resources)
Resource Roundup (November 2020)
Resource Roundup (October 2020)
Resources from Financial Shalom (September 2020)

General

Bivocational Ministry Video recordings from Financial Shalom’s 2018 gathering - What Role Will Bivocational Ministry Play in the Future of the CRCNA?

Caring for Pastors Find posts and articles about caring for pastors in tangible ways.

Crown Financial’s Moneylife Personal Finance online study is available for free to all CRC pastors, congregations, and church members. Visit Crown to sign up today!

General All posts and articles listed under the Financial Shalom subtopic.

Health Insurance Resources on health insurance and the U.S. Affordable Care Act.

LSS Financial Counseling will provide up to six financial counseling sessions annually to all ordained CRCNA pastors and seminarians. The pastor or seminarian only needs to mention they are with the CRCNA to receive this free and confidential financial service. Visit LSS Financial Counseling for more information.

Pastor Church Resources PCR provides resources to strength and sustain pastor wellbeing

Retirement Here is where you can find advice on pension plans and saving for retirement, as well as reflections on closing well.

Taxes Find resources and FAQs on taxes, IRS guidelines, Social Security, and legal requirements.

For Churches

2020-2021 Church Administration & Finance Guide The CRCNA's latest data and guidance for some of congregations' most commonly asked questions.

Church Budgeting A useful blog post on five strategies for rethinking your church budget.

Church Excel A one-stop resource hub on a wide variety of financial topics provided by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). ECFA is based in the United States and therefore their Church Excel tax resources are mostly focused on U.S. situations.

Clergy Housing Resources on the clergy housing tax laws, housing allowance, and parsonage deductions.

Church Management Look here for ideas and resources on effective church management, budgets, bookkeeping, job descriptions, church software, evaluation tools, accounting, and much more.

Compensation Find articles and resources on reasonable and fair compensation for pastors and staff.

Letter of Call Template for churches and candidates to arrange a mutually-agreeable call (multiple versions available)

Stewardship Here is where you can connect and share about cultivating biblical stewardship and how to spread the joy of generosity in your church.