Church and Minister Financial Wholeness Project
- Faith & Finances: Counting the Cost
This 25 minute video was produced by Emory University, the Candler School of Theology regarding seminary education, student debt, and following your ministry calling. It is filled with many helpful suggestions and testimonials.
- MONEYSMARTS at Indiana University
- Spiritual Matters: Faith and Finances for Ministry and Education [PDF]
This is a short book with activities to help you think about stewardship. Student debt must ultimately be understood from a spiritual perspective. This manual will assist you to think holistically about your financial resources across your entire ministry.
- Servant Solutions
Servant Solutions is the pension branch of the Church of God (Anderson). Their website provides significant resources regarding financial planning, clergy compensation, retirement, and more.
- Stewardship, Ministry & Theological Education [PDF]
- Student Loans and Seminary Costs
(This 30 minute video, “Student Loans and Seminary Costs: How to keep from mortgaging your future,” was produced by the Auburn Center on the campus of Auburn Theological Seminary. This video provides suggestions on how to think through the cost of an education and how to utilize tools available to manage student financial debt.)
- Pastoral Compensation 101: What Lay Leaders Need to Know
This link provides information important to understanding clergy compensation. This link is in partnership with Indiana Ministries of the Church of God.
- Recommended Reading on Personal Finances [PDF]
Links to ATS and the Auburn Center:
- Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers
This link features information about the overall Lilly Endowment grant being coordinated by the Association of Theological Schools. The link shares seminaries receiving the grants as well as other resources.
- The Gathering Storm: The Educational Debt of Theological Students
(This PDF was researched and published by the Auburn Center on the campus of Auburn Theological Seminary. This research discusses the concerns around educational debt and how seminaries might address this issue.)