The pension plans for ordained pastors have some really interesting methods of calculating pensions payable. Using country-wide average salaries and excluding clergy housing allowances are but two examples.
Born '45, started work F/T '61 (Banking), Married '68, retired '02. Joanne and I have 5 children expanded by 5 daughters-in law and 12 grandchildren. Post retirement: 5 months Russian American Christian University Moscow, Russia, 7 years Christian Stewardship Services (Canadian equivalent of Barnabas). Served on Christian School Boards in Ontario, Alberta and BC. Served on BTGMI Board (2005-2012), Serving: The King's Christian University Foundation Investment Committee, Board Christian Scholars International, Toronto. and as Financial Consultant to various projects and people.
Joanne and I have visited all the key overseas locations of BTGMI on our own time and expense. Our passion is Christian Education and ministry via partnerships worldwide.
The Christmas edition of The Banner was in my mail slot this morning. One of the items that immediately struck me was the complexity of our ministries.
The changes involving Home Missions and World Mission are really significant (lots of time, effort, resources and money are being spent on this). Let's discuss these changes in one place on The Network.
With the recent note on race relations put out by CRC Staff we need this article to show up in this section so we can respond or comment.
What will be the pension for each if these Pastors when they turn 67 in five years?
Interesting report from a meeting of +/48 people (with an Executive committee of 8) on the CRCNA from, what to me, looks like 50,000 feet up. Last year the same CRCNA took 4 Boards with +/-64...
"This support-raising policy has enabled Resonate to have a historic number of open positions". This is an interesting way of putting this. The policy caused an historic number of open (meaning...posted on: More Missionaries Please
Appreciate this story and the positive outcome. I do wonder though, with the issue of World missionaries having to fund themselves for 90% of their expenses and salary, what your thoughts were ...posted on: More Missionaries Please
I write a lot of letters to radio hosts who continue to use words " ........." in their programs. Especially words that offend Christians. My standards comments are that people doing that lack...posted on: Raise Hell for Justice in Palestine
We should not use foreign words for God in the English Language. In writing in Arabic and the word for God is Allah no problem. Most ethnics in Canada changed from their mother tongue to...posted on: Worshiping Allah in Bethlehem
Well done!posted on: Synod 2017 "Post-Game Show"
Regards the first item I did some research on the new name.
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Russian is one language where the word "resonate" is not going to translate...posted on: BOT Highlights - May 2017
Sorry about that. It should have ended by saying "how it translates into all the language BTGMI uses". I stopped because I translated "resonate" in to those languages and it was interesting the...posted on: New Mission Agency - Behind the New Name
Always interesting to see how folks in the HO culture of the CRC "presume" synod will approve something it has not yet seen. If that is true for other routine stuff why is it even on the Synod...
BTGMI spent a lot of time getting to the name REFRAME. By using the word Global in the new name it will soon morf into "Global" or better yet "World" anyway. The latter would prevent major...posted on: New Mission Agency - Behind the New Name