Preachers' Relief Board Grants Now Available - Up to $1,000 per Clergyperson
Each active full- or part-time clergyperson and family can seek funding to pay up to $1,000 (maximum per family, July 2020 – June 2021; In the case of a clergy couple, both spouses are eligible for the $1,000 grant.) for the kind of service you feel would be most helpful to you through funding from the Preachers' Relief Board. Perhaps counseling would serve you well, or maybe you’d like to seek spiritual guidance from a professional. Maybe you need a paid financial advisor or coach to help you reduce your debts. Perhaps you need a particular kind of regular exercise, and a gym membership or physical fitness program would really help. You choose the avenue that would be most helpful to you and your family, and the Preacher’s Relief Board will provide up to $1,000 to help.
This request is confidential and will not be part of your employment file. So, don’t be reluctant to seek whatever services or help that could improve your quality of life and make dealing with today’s stresses easier for you.
Questions? Contact Rev. Clare Chance.
Additional Financial Resources
- Candidacy Retreat: Clergy Finance & Stewardship: A discussion on debt, taxes, pitfalls to avoid, proactive steps, financial security, congregational stewardship leadership, and congregational financial leadership.
- Video Presentation: Church Finances & Other Stuff: A brief overview of apportionments, member giving, and designated/restricted funds.
- Video Presentation: Clergy Benefits Orientation: An overview of the HR & Benefits Department; Clergy Retirement Security Plan; United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP); health insurance options; Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP); free financial planning services; pension; local church payroll; moving expenses.
- Video Presentation: 2020 Right Start Training: Clergy taxes and Operations