WHAT IS IT?
The Financial Freedom Fund exists to address the economic conditions facing Church of God pastors in Indiana. More specifically, the FFF attempts to lower stress created by financial pressure, particularly in the areas of educational debt and emergency aid. In addition, the program helps pastors begin planning for and saving for retirement. As financial stress is reduced, research suggests pastors are better able to focus on ministry and that in turn helps the church become more effective.
LEGACY OF HOPE CAMPAIGN
The Lilly Endowment funding expired at the end of 2015 but we are determined to keep this vital ministry alive and well. And so, the Legacy of Hope Campaign hopes to raise $75,000 per year over the next four years so that we can continue to see healthy pastors leading healthy churches in mission and ministry.
Lead PastorCentral Indiana
My family has been greatly encouraged by the care that Indiana Ministries gives to the families of pastors. The Financial Freedom Fund is another example of Indiana Ministries empowering pastors to serve Christ. It seems too good to be true, but my family is receiving vital assistance in the form of funding for student loans, health care, and a pension! We are grateful that God has used the FFF to help us experience deeper financial peace!
Church PlanterCentral Indiana
The Financial Freedom Fund was an extreme blessing for our family this past year. With the FFF payment on our school loan we decided to reallocate our school loan payment amount and pay off a larger interest rate loan. The breathing room that FFF created for our family has had an exponential impact on our financial situation! Not only have we been able to knock out that loan but the amount of money we had allocated for that loan has now been applied to help eat away at another loan which we believe we will have taken care of soon!! Thank you so much for this great blessing!!!
Lead PastorNorthern Indiana
I cannot minimize the importance of the help I received from the FFF. I have struggled with issues relating to my knees for years and following our move to Indiana ten years ago have found it next to impossible to acquire adequate insurance coverage that would allow for sufficient care, especially knee replacements. Thanks to the medical assistance from the FFF and several loving Christian people, I was able to secure insurance coverage and finally have the right knee replaced in October of 2010. I thank God for the wonderful people of the Decatur Church of God, Indiana Ministries, and the FFF.
Associate PastorCentral Indiana
FFF was full of not only useful information, but also a network of support to wade through some of the more complex issues and some very practical help in taking steps toward financial freedom. The fact that they were willing to financially invest in us is about the best proof I could think of that FFF values us and our financial freedom.