Online Education and Resources

Church Budgeting and Finances


Texas Baptists is proud to partner as ChurchEXCEL provides free resources for pastors and church administrators.

Texas Baptists Church Administration

Texas Baptists Church Administration exists to help church leaders be faithful stewards of church resources.

Counseling Services

Texas Baptists Counseling Services provides counseling resources for ministers and their families (financial assistance is available for BGCT affiliated ministers).


Healthcare coverage can help protect you from high, unexpected healthcare costs. In our survey of pastors, healthcare costs were identified as one of the top three financial challenges facing pastors.

Financial Planning for Pastors

There are many resources dedicated to helping pastors with their budgets. Texas Baptists also offers its Church Matching and Protection Benefit Program with benefits including: Matching Convention funds to the Church Retirement Plan, Disability Insurance and Survivor Protection benefits.

Public Resources

The state and federal government offer programs for a variety of situations, from helping supplement low-income families to purchasing your first home. You can call 2-1-1 and they can connect you with the services you need.

  • TANF Cash Help- TANF helps families pay for basic living needs.
  • SNAP Food Benefits - Helps people buy the food they need for good health. People also can buy garden seeds with SNAP benefits.
  • Federal Housing Administration Loan Programs – the FHA insures the loan so the lender can offer homebuyers a better deal with low down payments, low closing costs and easy credit qualifying.