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Rich

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Name:
Money Wise Pastor
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
clergy finance
Start Year:
2011

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$500,000.00
Location:
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Pastor
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Latest Blog Posts

In my last post, How I Should Plan My Pastor Sabbatical, I shared that my church had blessed me with a month-long pastor sabbatical. Interestingly, it took me a really long time to figure out what I wanted to do. I came up with a list of 10 ideas I could pursue during my sabbatical, […] The post How My Sabbatical Plans Came Together appeared first on Money Wise Pastor. ...
Posted: Jun 06 2019 @ 11:43 PM
Last June my church offered me a sabbatical – a time for rest, education, and reflection. It was kinda like being given an elephant. Sounds like a great gift at the time…but umm, now what do I do with it? Just how should I plan my pastor sabbatical? So there I was, sitting for my […] The post How Should I Plan My Pastor Sabbatical? appeared first on Money Wise Pastor. ...
Posted: May 29 2019 @ 1:39 PM
And why I’ll NEVER let my church buy me another PC laptop again… Everyone knows that all the really cool pastors use Macs and iPhones. So imagine my horror when my church replaced my ailing Mac with a “cheaper” PC. Oh, it was c-h-e-a-p-e-r alright… I’ve been a Mac user since 1993. I love all […] The post What a PC laptop from Hell taught me about the “hidden” costs of ...
Posted: May 28 2019 @ 1:12 PM
A pastor sabbatical program is one of the best gifts a church can offer their pastors. And $50,000 grants from the Lilly Endowment’s Clergy Renewal Program will make it easier than ever for pastors to get away for a time of refreshment and renewal. What is a Sabbatical? The word sabbatical has its roots in […] The post Free Pastor Sabbatical Program Offers $50,000 appeared first on Money Wise Pastor. ...
Posted: Feb 22 2019 @ 12:10 AM
Are pastors self-employed or church employees?  The answer is “YES”! Pastors in the U.S. have a unique dual tax status. They are considered employees for federal income tax purposes. But they are also considered self-employed, regarding their ministerial earnings, for Social Security and Medicare purposes. So, as an employee, the pastor would receive a W-2 from […] The post Are Pastors Self-Employed or Church Employees? appeared first on Money Wise Pastor. ...
Posted: Feb 20 2019 @ 2:11 AM

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