As a part of GuideStone's mission to enhance the financial security and resilience for those who serve the Lord, we are excited to provide our ministry partners and members with resources to help answer common financial, benefit and tax-related questions and issues for ministers.
There are multiple tax rules that only apply to ministers. This booklet provides answers to the most common tax-related questions that ministers face.
Churches have a responsibility to take care of those who serve the Lord while seeking to be good stewards of limited financial resources. This workbook can help achieve that goal.
The minister’s housing allowance is an essential tax benefit that allows “ministers of the Gospel” to exclude some or all of their ministerial income for federal income tax purposes. Read more about the rules & limits.
Pastors have unique financial needs. Check out these videos on ministers for tax purposes, housing allowance, pastor’s salary and benefits, social security and more!
Minister’s housing allowance is arguably the most important tax benefit available to ministers, allowing them to exclude housing expenses from their ministerial income, before and after retirement. Unfortunately, it’s often misunderstood and misapplied so ministers may not receive their full benefit.
Ministerial tax issues can be hard to navigate. Use these resources to help answer your questions!
Housing allowance is a benefit minister’s have available to use for housing expenses. Use these resources to help answer your questions!
Salary and benefits that are set up well can help a minister be free to spread the Gospel. Use these resources to learn more!
Social Security is a benefit that can help your retirement savings go further. Use these resources to answer your questions!
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The role of pastor comes with great responsibility, and we want to help care for pastors facing mental health concerns, stress and anxiety so that the body of Christ can be healthy and free to transform the world.