How to Be a Money-wise Christian

August 15, 2017 ...

In this podcast, Leith and Brad discuss: How to think about money from a biblical perspective; What to do when you feel financially stuck; How the student loan crisis stifles callings; and The differences between good and bad borrowing. For more information about the NAE’s initiative to provide solutions for pastors and churches, visit NAEfinancialhealth.org. Read …

NAE to Address Pastor Finances

January 4, 2016 ...

“Financial challenges often add stress to the already difficult and demanding role of pastors today,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “We have had the desire to address this issue for a long time, and are pleased to partner with Lilly Endowment on a topic that will directly impact the ministry of thousands of pastors across …

Q&A with Dan Busby

June 21, 2014 ...

Q What kind of budget adjustments should churches make if they project a growing population of older members? A Make adjustments to the budget as giving levels change. A recent ECFA survey reflected that leading churches budget conservatively. Leading churches (those that had the characteristics of large, growing churches) set their budgets about 10 percent …

Preserve the Charitable Tax Deduction

July 24, 2013 ...

Dear Chairman Baucus and Ranking Member Hatch: In light of the committee’s “blank-slate” tax reform plan, we urge you to preserve the charitable tax deduction as it currently stands. We are encouraged that many elected leaders recognize the value of the faith community and other charities, even as tough decisions must be made to address …

A Pastoral Letter about Faith, Finances and the Federal Budget

February 25, 2013 ...

Dear President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi: Throughout two years of budget negotiations, we and other faith leaders have urged you to maintain a Circle of Protection around effective programs focused on hungry and poor people in our country and around the world. This pastoral letter offers …