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Many retired Baptist ministers in the United Kingdom have chosen to worship in Anglican churches. Despite the theological differences between the denominations, most ministers found the transition relatively easy. […] Read More

By Paul Beasley-Murray – Not all retired ministers feel welcomed when they try to settle in a local church. Most feel God still has a call on their lives. Here’s how your church can help them find outlets for their gifts and experience. […] Read More

Delaying retirement – or continuing to be employed in retirement – is a new dynamic for many aging Americans. “Some 82 percent of workers 50 and older say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement,” reported the Associated Press. “And 47 percent of them now expect to retire later […] Read More

Retirement-aged Christians are at the leading edge of addressing a host of social justice and mercy ministry initiatives. To play off an idea from Peter’s Jerusalem sermon in Acts, young adults might have visions – visions of a better, a different world. But don’t think that today’s older Americans are just dreaming about the past. […] Read More

I recently turned 30, which means I have more working years left before retirement than I have lived. Nevertheless, retirement planning is a topic my wife and I often discuss. Ubiquitous financial planning advertisements suggest that retirement is on the minds of many, and most make it seem simple even if it isn’t always easy. […] Read More

(RNS) Evangelical leader Leith Anderson has announced plans to retire as senior pastor of his Eden Prairie, Minn., megachurch—where GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty is a parishioner. Anderson will end his 35-year pastoral leadership of the 5,000-member Wooddale Church at the end of the year. He will continue his role as president of the National […] Read More

(RNS) In a blow to retirees of a major Lutheran publishing house, a federal judge has ruled that Augsburg Fortress’ now-dissolved pension plan was exempt from federal regulations that would have required it to meet minimum funding levels. But the case remains open as pensioners—who say they’re owed as much as $40 million—also received a […] Read More

(RNS) Religious denominations have long provided retired clergy and staff with secure pension payments—more secure, in some cases, than corporate retirement plans. But some recent bumps have drawn attention to the vulnerabilities of so-called “church plans,” which are exempt from federal regulations aimed at safeguarding retirement funds for private-sector retirees. As cash-strapped states and private […] Read More

We ministers are really knowledgeable about a variety of subjects. Finance is not usually one of them. And while I’m not a financial expert, this “quick and dirty” on retirement accounts – for ministers who will not talk with a financial advisor – can offer a few straightforward principles to help them start on the […] Read More

What are Americans most fearful of in today’s economy? Retirement. A recent Gallup poll found that 54 percent of Americans were either “very worried” or “somewhat worried” about having enough money to retire. When it came to ranking financial worries, retirement beat out paying medical costs, maintaining current standard of living and paying credit-cards bill. […] Read More