Master your money life.
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The Pathways to Vitality Initiative helps diocesan clergy and lay leaders strengthen financial management skills and meet personal financial challenges, which ultimately build stronger, more vital congregations. Our programs are many and varied.
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What will your finances really look like when you retire?
Now is the time to answer that question. Pathways to Vitality can help you:
• Examine what the future holds for you and your family
• Identify retirement needs and goals
• Figure how much you should be saving now
• Take action to secure a comfortable retirement
• Find new ways to save money, and enjoy it!
To get started, explore the resources on this page.
Good news about retirement, arriving here.
In a few days, we’ll announce an exciting new program that will help many of you save more money for retirement, more quickly. Stay tuned!
What kind of retirement works for you?
Answer four questions to identify your retirement needs and goals.
Retirement’s coming. Will you be ready?
Pete the Planner’s simplified retirement calculator.
Financial lessons from the pandemic.
Stay-at-home orders have upended daily finances for many. We worry that many families may not recover for years. The more fortunate among us find ourselves spending less on non-essentials, and gaining insight into money behaviors that have not served us well. Read more on these topics below.
Lessons Learned | New Mindfulness | Shifts in Spending
Healthy Financial Habits:
Rare among humans. But possible!
Read “7 Poor Financial Tendencies That Destroy Us”
The Pathways to Vitality Initiative is a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, funded through a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. Our services for clergy and lay leaders include:
• Education related to personal and church finance
• Learning programs on leadership and innovative ministry
• Free personal financial planning services
• Seminary debt assistance
• Emergency financial assistance for clergy
Learn more about us here.
Good reads from our blog.
Read These Before You Retire
We review five great books on retirement planning.
Focus on Retirement
Learn to be kind to your “Future Self.”
Saving and the Big Three
How to Save Money Where It Really Counts – and Retire With Enough
Find helpful websites, articles and Pathways programs here.
Diocese Update: Getting Ready for PPP Loan Forgiveness
Many churches who received loans through the Paycheck Protection Program will be eligible for loan forgiveness, and need to work with their banks to submit the proper forms. Find help and details here.