Supporting pastors through grant funds and financial literacy.

The Ministerial Excellence Matching Grant

Texas Baptists pastors and church ministerial staff can apply for grants up to $5,000 to provide financial relief and economic stability. This is a matching grant. 

 initial Application FAQs

For a Microsoft Word version of the initial application, email us at or call 214.828.5136.

Giving Your Money Purpose

One-day retreats provide an opportunity for pastors and a member of their church leadership to get refreshed on the theology of stewardship, personal and church budgeting and the care and feeding of the pastor. Pastor’s spouses are also encouraged to attend. There is no cost to attend for recipients of the Ministerial Excellence Matching Grant and $10 for non-grantees.
Seminar times are 9:30am - 4:00pm.

March 30, 2019 | Dallas
April 27, 2019 | Houston
August 10, 2019 | Abilene
October, 5, 2019 | Goliad

More areas and dates to be determined. 

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1:1 Help for Pastors from a Financial Advocate

We have a network of pastoral financial advocates across the state that can help develop budgets, assess financial situations and guide pastors on the road to financial recovery.

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90% of pastors feel some level of financial stress in their family and church work. 

76% of pastors know others who left the ministry due to financial pressures. 

31% of pastors work a second job to help make ends meet. 

Around 60% of pastors do not receive health insurance or retirement funds from their church. 


Counseling Services


Financial Planning

Church Finances

Public Resources

Center for Ministerial Excellence 888-244-9400