Affirming the Dignity of All Races and Ethnicities

July 24, 2019 ...

“Pursuing Racial Justice and Reconciliation” warns that “racism is an affront to the value of individuals created in God’s image and to the divinely designed diversity of redeemed humanity” and reminds us that our nation will only flourish “when people of all races and ethnicities are able to contribute equally to society.” Pursuing Racial Justice …

Bless Your Pastor

July 17, 2019 ...

The financial stress that many pastors face can be greatly alleviated when church leadership teams and families discover there are many creative ways to show and share God’s love for their pastors beyond the paycheck. The Bless Your Pastor initiative is an opportunity for your church to take seriously the call to care for your …

Churches Take Steps to Increase Security

June 27, 2019 ...

“Places of worship should be safe spaces for everyone,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Many churches are adopting new security measures so that they will continue to be places where people in their communities feel welcome and safe.” Many evangelical leaders who responded to the survey provided detailed descriptions of …

Evangelical Leaders Share Paid Family Leave Policies

June 10, 2019 ...

“The Bible affirms both family and work life,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “For many evangelical leaders, that translates into how their ministries consider family leave policies. And many want to do more for families, particularly for families who welcome a new child.” First Church of God in Columbus, …

Good News on Ministerial Housing Allowance

March 27, 2019 ...

The allowance, found in section 107(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, allows churches to either provide a parsonage or designate a reasonable part of a minister’s compensation package as a housing allowance that is then excluded from taxable income. According to the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, the allowance saves ministers an estimated $700 million …

NAE Encourages Paid Family Leave

March 18, 2019 ...

Only 6 percent of low-income workers, 5 percent of part-time workers, and 10 percent of small business employees receive any paid parental leave.[i] As a result, one in four mothers returns to work within two weeks of giving birth. Nine in 10 fathers who don’t have paid leave go back to work within one week. …