What will be the pension for each if these Pastors when they turn 67 in five years?
Every day we make decisions that draw us near to God or move us away from him. How do we ensure that the choices we may with our finances are ones that honour God and help us to become more like him?
Most of us have debt. Student Loans. Car Loans. Mortgages. Credit cards. Lines of Credit. With all these regular payments our income is quickly depleted. Giving is not a priority. But should it be?
The Canada Revenue Agency has changed the requirements for the Clergy Residence Deduction (CRD).
Every person needs to feel appreciated. Pastors, and their spouses, are no exception. I remember getting movie tickets in the mail. No note, just tickets. It brought tears to my eyes. A small thing? Some would think so, but to us it was huge.
Wondering if a church "opts out" of the Minister's Pension Plan, even temporarily, if it's possible to pick it up again in the future? Or is it a case of once you're out, you're out??
What Books or Web Resources Are Recommended for Persons Working With Canadian Church Budgets and Finances?
I am going to be working on the processes involved in our church's finances. Does anyone have any resources (Internet, books) that they recommend? I'm from a Canadian church.
Is There a Single Software Package That Is Suitable for Both Accounting and Donation Tracking Needs?
We are a small congregation in rural Canada. We are currently using three different software programs to track our donations and do our accounting. Can anyone suggest a single software package?
What steps must a church follow if it can no longer "afford" one of its ordained pastors? Does dismissal require a congregational vote?