Recently I read something from an American missionary to Germany and he made the statement: "As an ordained minister of the gospel you have the option to sign out of the social security system. Note also that this has to be done within a limited time frame after your ordination." Has anyone of you heard about this option or knows more about it? I wonder what this brother is going to retire on? I am a German currently living and working in Tennessee and will go to the German mission field in the future. For whatever reason might it be good to sign out of social security? Thanks for your advice.