Financial Wellness Resources
A variety of resources to improve financial wellness are available at no cost to you as a rostered minister in the ELCA. Engaging with these resources provides rostered ministers the information needed to make well-informed financial decisions and the confidence to share perspectives. This competence and confidence not only impacts a minister’s personal financial well-being, but also that of the congregations and organizations they serve.
Lutheran Social Service Financial Counseling
Lutheran Social Service (LSS) Financial Counseling offers a full range of financial services that empower you to conquer debt through tangible steps and personal guidance. As a rostered minister in the ELCA, you are eligible to participate in up to six free confidential sessions per calendar year with an expert financial counselor.
ELCA Federal Credit Union
The ELCA Federal Credit Union was created by the ELCA to provide additional financial services to ELCA members, employees of synods, congregations or any other ELCA-related ministry. With the church as its sponsor, the ELCA Federal Credit Union operates in ways that are consistent with the church’s values, making it a socially responsible way to do your banking.
Portico Benefit Services
Being financially well involves making decisions based on our values, as reflected in the way we save, spend, and share. Tending to one’s financial well-being in this way requires us to be resilient, generous, and focused on sustainability. Portico Benefit Services provides presentations, tools, and individuals that can help make financial well-being a reality.