Free Clergy Personal Finances Resources


The Lewis Center for Church Leadership and Wesley Theological Seminary have gathered free resources to help pastors better understand and manage their personal finances. The resources are available at

Managing personal finances is especially important for clergy who are expected to teach and model faithful stewardship within their congregations. Maintaining healthy personal finances is both a personal and a pastoral responsibility. The free resources offered can help clergy better meet these responsibilities. Topics include:

• Why Clergy Personal Finances Matter

• Personal Finances and Budgeting

• Debt

• Compensation and Taxes

• Insurance

• Investing

• Estate Planning

Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

Professor of Church Leadership

Director, Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Wesley Theological Seminary