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Bless Your Pastor Month With Brian Kluth

MoneyWise

Christian talk radio with Rob West

October 4, 2021

"Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double-honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching." That verse in 1 Timothy 5 is especially timely in October because it’s Bless Your Pastor month. We’ll talk with Brian Kluth about how you can lift up and encourage your pastor in the weeks ahead, then it’s your calls at 800-525-7000. Brian Kluth is a best-selling author of several books on generosity. He was a pastor himself for 10 years and is now the national spokesperson for Bless Your Pastor month organized by the National Association of Evangelicals. State of the Plate research conducted with over 1,000 churches in all 50 states discovered COVID-19 shutdowns caused 65 percent of churches to see giving decrease. Prior to COVID-19, our national research showed most pastors were already struggling financially 80% of pastors serve at churches under 200 people with an average budget of $125,000 90% of pastors feel financial pressure, 60% of pastors receive no retirement, health care or employee benefits, and 50% of pastors earn less than $50,000 per year while working 50 to 70 hours per week. Encouraging members to support their pastors and church staff financially is a big part of Bless Your Pastor month, but there are many other ways to show our gratitude to those who serve us so tirelessly. Brian put together a list of 50 ways we can bless our pastors and church staff. A few examples are babysitting, gift cards, and inviting them over for a meal. Pastor Brian Kluth has been our guest today. Visit BlessYourPastor.org to learn more. On today’s program we also answer a few of your calls: --How do I determine which credit card to close? --We are looking to buy a work truck. Is there a particular time of year that is best to buy a new car? What is the best resource to compare vehicle values? --My workplace was bought out and we have a new owner. They offered for us to roll over our 401K to the new owner. Should I do this or roll it over into an IRA? Remember, you can call in to ask your questions 24/7 at (800) 525-7000 or email them to [email protected] Also, visit our website at MoneyWise.org where you can listen to past programs, connect with a MoneyWise Coach, and even download free, helpful resources like the free MoneyWise app. Like and Follow us on Facebook at MoneyWise Media for the very latest discussion! And remember that it’s your prayerful and financial support that keeps MoneyWise on the air. Help us continue this outreach by clicking the Donate tab on our website or in our app.

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