WE GIVE BECAUSE
In 1973, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America formed a committee to care not only for our ministry workers now but for the future widows of pastors. Today, the Relief Fund provides financial assistance and support to PCA pastors, widows, and ministry workers in need.
Why We Serve
Pastors and ministry workers faithfully serve and care for Christ’s church. Our research shows that many of them face significant financial and emotional stress during their working years and in retirement. It’s our duty to care for those who serve our churches.
of PCA pastors are not confident they have enough savings for retirement
Your gift provides for retired PCA pastors living near or below the poverty line.
PCA pastors’ wives become widows every month on average
Your gift provides one-time and monthly support to widows in need.
of pastors’ wives would access Christian counseling if offered
Your gift provides affordable access to Christian counseling.
How We Serve
The Relief Fund supports the financial health and wellbeing of PCA ministry leaders and their families.
Enables PCA pastors, widows, and ministry workers to provide for their basic needs during seasons of severe hardship.
Provide wives of PCA Teaching Elders with access to affordable Christian counseling—up to 7 free and subsidized sessions.
“If we do not take care of those who invest their lives in ministry to our church, our communities, our country and the world I believe we have failed. These folks sacrificed to further the Kingdom of Christ and the Christian community has a responsibility to care for them.”
Jim, Donor and PCA church member
How You Can Help
Your gift to the Relief Fund meets the pressing needs of ministry workers in need.
Invite your church to take a special offering to support our ministry workers in need. We will provide you with everything you need.
Stories of Hope
From “Falling Apart” to Praising God: A Pastor Reflects on His Experience with Ministerial Relief
The Oft-Forgotten Role of the Pastor’s Wife
Contact us directly
APPLY FOR RELIEF
Relief Assistant, Vickie Poole
GIVE TO THE RELIEF FUND
Director of Philanthropic Giving, Chris Zurbach
Mail Donations to our Donation Processing Center
Geneva – Relief Fund
PO Box 896761
Checks can be made payable to PCA Ministerial Relief
Geneva’s Ministerial Relief Fund offers special support to PCA pastors, widows, and church employees in times of need.
This fund gives hope to families at their most desperate hour, and is made possible by generous donations from people like you.