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Just Released: 2023 Annual Report // Read Now

Just Released: 2023 Annual Report // Read Now

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Q&A: Should pastors opt out of Social Security?

Under U.S. tax code, ordained ministers can opt out of Social Security. Form 4361 declares that ministers who are theologically opposed to receiving benefits from the government can excuse themselves from Social Security. While keeping 15.3 percent each paycheck instead of giving it to the government might seem like the way to go, opting out of social security is not a decision to make lightly. There are irrevocable repercussions. Once a pastor chooses to opt out, they are out for good in most cases.

PCA 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.

Causes of and Solutions for Ministry Burnout

Many have discussed the tragic results of the pandemic and the nation’s division on pastors’ wellbeing. The tension caused by each event has made pastoring difficult for many in full-time ministry, and some have left to pursue other careers altogether.

How Churches Can Navigate Health Care Benefits

While many ministries would love to be able to provide full family coverage to their employees, the cost of medical insurance is increasingly expensive. Here are some options churches may consider:

2023 Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for Ministry Workers

With high inflation rates and increased expenses, learn more about Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for your ministry staff.

Healthy Guide for your Pastor’s Salary & Benefits Plan

A key component of care is how a pastor’s salary and benefits package (also referred to as a Call Package) is structured with the whole person in mind.

Third Quarter 2022 Market Review

In this video, Ed and Gary will discuss an overview of the market year-to-date and recessionary concerns and how that may affect individuals.

How Biblical Values Can Shape Your Investments

Geneva offers Presbyterian pastors and ministry staff with morally screened funds for retirement.

PCA Foundation Offers Matching Gift

The PCA Foundation is offering a $10,000 matching gift to support widows and pastors served through the Relief Fund.

3 Reasons Why Ministry Leaders Need a Will

Most Americans don’t have a will or an estate plan. According to a recent survey, only 1 out of 3 Americans have an end-of-life document prepared. So, why do we avoid taking the necessary steps to prepare a will?

Resiliency and Relief in Church Planting: One Family’s Story

The Relief Fund doesn’t merely send checks. Rather, it makes it possible for ministry families like the Rogers to continue the work God has called them to do.

Geneva Announces New Counseling Benefit

Geneva Benefits Group is introducing a new counseling and wellbeing benefit for staff members of PCA churches.

2021 Annual Report

View and download our 2021 Annual Report with Financial Statements here. It is our joy and honor to serve Christ’s church.

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).