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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 stranger to...

PCA Retirement & 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.”

Stewarding Finances Wisely Begins With an Expert Partner

“What I tell guys is: call RBI.” That’s what Fritz Games, pastor of Redeemer PCA in Louisville, Kentucky, says about the advice he gives to fellow pastors who are working with the church session on their pastor compensation structure.

To Bless and Be Blessed

Rev. Shim arrived to pastor the fragile church in 2018 and had just begun to see his revitalization efforts come to fruition when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. 

Added Benefits of a Longevity Annuity

You may have heard that very soon, PCA Retirement & Benefits (RBI) will be offering a ‘lifetime income’ solution in the PCA Retirement Plan.

How God Cared for Me

It has been almost thirty-four years since Tom Graham died, but Tom’s widow Anna Graham still loves the church and marvels at how God cared for her through the church.

3 Simple Ways to Review Your Financial Roadmap

A good plan considers short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term goals. 

The Character of Christ and Retirement Savings

Even retirement savings is part of your journey with Christ.

2020 Year End Action Items

As we approach the end of 2020, there are several items that require some action on your part.

6 Free Digital Tools to Simplify Church Administration

We’ve compiled a list of digital tools for church leaders to consider that help simplify the day-to-day administrative burden of church life.

A Story of God’s Faithfulness – Al Bennett

We recently spoke with Al who agreed to share how God has been with him in the midst of trouble.

PCA 403(b) Retirement Plan Limitations for 2021

The IRS updates retirement plan contribution limits for defined contribution plans such as the PCA Retirement Plan each year. The limits for 2021 are as follows: Elective Deferral Limit (salary reduction contribution): $19,500 (unchanged from 2020). Internal Revenue...