Announcement: PCA Retirement & Benefits is now Geneva Benefits Group! Learn more about our recent name change here.
Announcement: PCA Retirement & Benefits is now Geneva Benefits Group! Learn more about our recent name change here.

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RBI Announces Name Change to Geneva Benefits Group

PCA Retirement & Benefits, an agency of the Presbyterian Church in America, announced that it is changing its name to Geneva Benefits Group.

Staying the Course through Market Volatility

We focus on managing your retirement plan so you and your family can have peace of mind. With recent market fluctuations, we thought it would beneficial to provide a brief update and offer some counsel for those who may be anxious.

Understanding Student Loan Forgiveness for Pastors and Ministry Workers

According to research from the National Association of Evangelicals 30% of American pastors have student loan debt in excess of $36,000. Recent regulatory changes allow employees of churches and religious organizations to have their student loans forgiven. Surprisingly, the steps to apply are straightforward and in many cases, can be completed in about an hour.

Best Christian Workplace 2022

PCA Retirement and Benefits (RBI) has been honored for the second consecutive year as a “Certified Best Christian Workplace,” as designated by Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI).

How to Encourage Your Pastor’s Wife

Pastors’ wives have a unique, often overlooked, role in the life of a church, supporting the women of the congregation and supporting the pastor himself. She may not hold an official title, but her impact cannot be overstated.

Fourth Quarter 2021 Market Review

Market sentiment in the fourth quarter of 2021 was dominated by another wave of Covid-19 and fears about rising inflation.

A Wealth of Connections: Former RUF Pastor Stephen Maginas on His New Role as Financial Planner

Stephen Maginas is no stranger to the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA). His familiarity with the unique challenges faced by pastors and ministry workers is one of the many reasons he’s perfectly suited for his new role as Financial Planning Advisor at PCA Retirement & Benefits (RBI).

PCA Retirement & Benefits (RBI) Now Offering Late-In-Life Income (LILI) Solution

Participants in RBI’s Retirement Plan now have the option to turn their 403(b) plan savings into a stream of retirement income that they will never outlive.

3 Types of Non-Cash Gifts Your Church Can (And Should) Receive

When it comes to stewardship and charitable giving, most churches only think about cash donations. But most of the wealth in congregations is tied up in non-cash assets, many of which can be given as charitable donations.  These non-cash assets are often called...

PCA Retirement & Benefits (RBI) Honored as “Certified Best Christian Workplace”

PCA Retirement and Benefits (RBI) today announced their standing as a “Certified Best Christian Workplace,” as designated by Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI).

Take the Guess Work Out of Investing for Retirement: 3 Reasons to Utilize Target Funds

PCA Target Funds are RBI’s recommendations about how we should invest for retirement. They are easy to use, they are the smart choice, and they take the anxiety out of making investment decisions.

From “Falling Apart” to Praising God: A Pastor Reflects on His Experience with Ministerial Relief

I used to think of Ministerial Relief as a ministry that only provided for widows requiring critical assistance. Every year, I encouraged our congregation to give enthusiastically to it, never imagining my wife and I would one day be beneficiaries of the generosity of God’s people in the PCA.

Third Time’s a Charm: Tom Bryant on His Return to RBI and Why He Wants to Help Pastors Through Retirement

Tom Bryant, a three-time employee of RBI, shares how he’s seen the organization and the PCA change over the years, why he keeps coming back to RBI, and what he loves most about serving pastors.

Megan Hill wants exhausted pastors’ and elders’ wives to be refreshed in the gospel

RBI believes that when you invest in women in ministry, you invest in the health of the church. Cherish is one such program through which RBI’s Ministerial Relief Fund provides free and discounted counseling services to PCA pastors’ wives.   Megan Hill is no...

PCA Retirement and Benefits Releases Findings of Pastoral Wellbeing Research Study

PCA Retirement and Benefits (RBI), in partnership with the Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity International University, today announced the release of a report, “Pastoral Wellbeing: PCA Pastors Reflect on the Tensions of Ministry.”

I Would Unenroll from the 2021 Child Tax Credit Payment

We – the financial planners on the Retirement Readiness team – will (or would) unenroll from receiving the Child Tax Credit starting in July. We recommend that you unenroll as well.

Three Lessons Learned During this Extraordinary Time

A little over a year since COVID-19 plunged us into a temporary lockdown and a slow return to something like normal, the RBI leadership and staff reflected on lessons learned during this extraordinary time.

The Importance of Mental Health for Ministry Workers

Mental health, in all its various forms, can be a scary, difficult issue to tackle. It can feel shameful and embarrassing to admit that we need help, let alone discuss with another person. It’s not uncommon for church servants to feel as though they must “have it all together” for the sake of the congregation, while struggling with the unique difficulties of ministry. This makes discussing mental health issues and seeking care even harder.

3 Lessons on Church Administration Learned Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Everybody was a beginner when it came to managing church life in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, in what experts are calling the post-pandemic phase of the virus, church leaders have learned some lessons. We asked church leaders across the PCA to share their insights and have compiled their responses in three quick take-aways.

The Oft-Forgotten Role of the Pastor’s Wife

“It’s surprising that a person in the spotlight can be invisible. That’s how I felt as a pastor’s wife, under constant scrutiny, but unknown.  After being married to my husband and serving alongside him for almost 20 years, this past year felt like I had finally hit a stone wall. I could no longer cope with the stress and disappointments of ministry on my own.”