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3 Ways to Show Appreciation for Pastors’ Wives

March is Pastors’ Wives Appreciation Month. What’s the best way to help pastors’ wives feel appreciated?

2023 Impact Statement

Since 1973, Geneva Benefits Group has supported the wellbeing of ministry leaders, workers, and their families, so they can live generously in every season of ministry. See how the Lord has providentially grown and increased our services to our ministry servants by viewing our 2023 Impact Statement!

2024 Tax Guides

Each year brings revised contribution limits and changing tax laws. It is important to know how these annual updates impact churches and ministry staff.

2023 Relief Impact Report

At Geneva, we believe it’s our duty to care for those who serve our churches. The Relief Fund supports the financial health and wellbeing of PCA ministry leaders and their families and can’t do this without the generosity of our donors.

Heeding the Call: How One Pastor Leveraged Geneva’s Call Package Guidelines

Clay Werner first heard of Geneva (then called PCA RBI) when he became ordained in the PCA in 2006.  But for years, he only knew of the organization’s retirement services. However, after serving on a presbytery committee that processed pastoral calls and transitions,...

New Social Security Legislation Impacts Clergy

Legislation has been introduced that would allow clergy who have been exempted from social security contributions to opt back in.

Geneva Benefits Group Announces the Hiring of Rev. Will Chang as Investment Specialist

Geneva Benefits Group announces the hiring of Rev. Will Chang as Investment Specialist to join the leadership team.

403(b) Retirement Plan Limitations for 2024

The IRS updates retirement plan contribution limits for defined contribution plans such as the PCA Retirement Plan each year.

Geneva Benefits Group Launches Look After Fundraising Campaign and Matching Program in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Relief Fund

Geneva Benefits Group launches Look After fundraising campaign and matching program in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Relief Fund. The campaign will provide support to pastors, widows, and ministry workers in need and offer matching funds up to $85,000.

Geneva Benefits Group Hosts Ministerial Wellbeing Summit to Support Ministries Serving Pastors and Ministry Workers in the PCA

W held our first annual Ministerial Wellbeing Summit, a 2-day conference dedicated to ministries serving pastors and ministry workers in and beyond the PCA.

A Work of Gospel Grace and Mercy: Why Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church Supports the Relief Fund

Today, a significant number of retired ministers and their spouses face financial difficulties. Their ministry positions limited their earning potential which resulted in limited savings. Ordinary expenses like groceries, housing expenses, and medical bills threaten to exhaust the modest funds they possess.

Geneva Benefits Group Launches Innovative Ministerial Wellbeing Sabbatical Matching Program

New Program Will Increase Accessibility to Sabbaticals by Offering Matching Funds of Up to $10,000 for Qualifying PCA Churches and Ministries

Geneva Benefits Group Announces the Hiring of Rev. Paul Joiner as Director of Ministerial Wellbeing

Geneva hires experienced minister Paul Joiner to lead initiatives focused on improving ministerial wellbeing.

Rev. Bill Hughes on retirement, preaching, and the Relief Fund

Rev. Bill Hughes may be officially retired but at age 84, he continues to preach weekly. Every Sunday, he makes the hour-long drive from his home near Jackson, Mississippi to Carthage where he’s serving a small congregation without a pastor.

Rest Creates Resilience

Rest is built into God’s design for the world. We were not created for ceaseless work. It’s important to acknowledge our finiteness. Christ will build his church and even your vacation will not impede his progress!

Rhythms to Protect Your Family’s Future Wellbeing

Learn practical steps to protect your family’s future wellbeing by making sure your beneficiaries are up-to-date and accurate.

Generosity amidst Tragedy: The Testimony of Pastor Mike Fennema

However, on November 28, Mike went on a mountain bike ride with his children—one of their favorite activities. In a fluke accident, he flew over his handlebars and crashed onto his helmet. He suffered a spinal cord injury, severely limiting his movement.

Geneva Launches New Call Package Guidelines for the PCA

New and Improved Guidelines Will Significantly Aid Pastors, Churches, and Presbyteries in Creating Comprehensive Call Packages

“I had literally lost everything.” Peggy West and God’s Provision

After her husband passed away, Peggy moved to live closer to family. She brought all her belongings, including family photos, her treasured violin and piano, and original music compositions, to an apartment—only to have a second tragedy strike when a fire consumed the building.

New Report on Pastoral Burnout

In 2015, 72% of pastors described themselves as being “very satisfied” with their calling as a pastor. In 2022, only 52% of pastors describe themselves in that same way.