INVE$T YC is our way of bringing together WNCC’s young clergy for a chance to learn and grow, both personally and in regards to church finances.  This program promotes financial health and personal practices.  It is designed to help you be proactive instead of reactive.  Knowing many clergy enter ministry with significant debt, we want to help provide a link and guide to the tools and knowledge you need to budget, plan, save, and eliminate debt!  “Is that even possible!?” you may ask – and we answer a resounding, “Yes!”  Our first year was hugely successful, and we have seen and heard of the positive impact this program has had.

By participating, you will have the opportunity to ask field experts questions in four separate group events, you will have an individual session with a financial planner who knows the unique nature of clergy finances, and you will be given forms, links, tips, and tools to take home and incorporate the wisdom of the ages into your everyday life and activities.

The 2015-16 INVE$T YC sessions will be:

SESSION 1 – Healthy You-Healthy Church - Thursday, August 27 - Friday, August 28, 2015
(overnight in Asheville)

SESSION 2 – Clergy Taxes Can be Taxing! (spouses are invited) - Thursday, November 5, 2015

SESSION 3 – Fiscal Fitness (spouses are invited) - Thursday, February 11, 2016

SESSION 4 – Paying It Forward - April 28, 2016

Topics for discussion will include:

Clergy Taxes
Housing Debt & Payroll
Short Term &
Long Term Planning
Credit Scores
& Reports
Savings &
Emergency Funds
Health Insurance
Estate Planning, POAs
Wills & More
Not to mention fellowship and sharing with those who've been-there-done-that and those with you in the trenches

Sessions 2-4 are from 10am to 3pm with lunch provided.  The location for sessions 2-4 is yet to be determined, but should be in the Hickory area.

What is required of you?

1.       $100 – the rest is covered by a Young Clergy Initiative grant from GBHEM

2.       A commitment to attend all four workshops and your one-on-one financial planning appointment

For more information, contact Kim Ingram at or 704-535-2260 x 112.

Online Registration closed on Friday, April 29, 2016.