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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 (October 2020)
Resources from Financial Shalom (September 2020)

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Sustaining Pastoral Excellence SPE aims to strengthen and sustain pastors and pastors' spouses in ministry. Check out the various posts on ways pastors can be renewed in their calling. 

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