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Pension Fund of the Christian Church

Employer-Sponsored Retirement Products

Overview

As a church plan, Pension Fund is able to offer flexible and worry-free retirement options for employers and their employees. Our team of Area Directors will meet with you to discuss your needs and help you get started.

Individual Savings & Retirement Products

Overview

Whether you’re just starting out or closer to retirement, choose from a variety of products to help you reach your retirement and savings goals.

Program Applicants

Ministerial Relief & Assistance

Our relief programs meet the evolving needs of new, active, and retired clergy and their families to ensure all ministers and lay workers can enjoy a strong, smart, secure retirement.

Supporters & Donors

Make An Impact with a Donation

Your gifts and financial support helps ministry workers in need bridge the unexpected from now until retirement (and beyond).

Resources

Overview

Discover planning and educational tools & resources to help you navigate your financial wellness journey.

For Members & Clergy

For Members

Guides, factsheets and resources to aid you on the Road to Financial Wellness.

For Clergy

Clergy-specific resources to support your call to ministry.

For Employers

For Employers

Hiring tip sheets, tax guides and more to help you manage your employees' benefits.

Your Money Line

Pension Fund has partnered with Pete the Planner® to provide members with access to financial guides who will help answer your tough financial questions & online tools such as calculators and eLearning courses.

Stay Connected

News & Publications

Events

Pension Fund Insider Update

Connect with your Area Director and learn more about how Pension Fund can partner with you to create financial stability in an increasingly uncertain economy.

Employer-Sponsored Retirement Products

Overview

As a church plan, Pension Fund is able to offer flexible and worry-free retirement options for employers and their employees. Our team of Area Directors will meet with you to discuss your needs and help you get started.

Individual Savings & Retirement Products

Overview

Whether you’re just starting out or closer to retirement, choose from a variety of products to help you reach your retirement and savings goals.

Program Applicants

Ministerial Relief & Assistance

Our relief programs meet the evolving needs of new, active, and retired clergy and their families to ensure all ministers and lay workers can enjoy a strong, smart, secure retirement.

Supporters & Donors

Make An Impact with a Donation

Your gifts and financial support helps ministry workers in need bridge the unexpected from now until retirement (and beyond).

Resources

Overview

Discover planning and educational tools & resources to help you navigate your financial wellness journey.

Your Money Line

Pension Fund has partnered with Pete the Planner® to provide members with access to financial guides who will help answer your tough financial questions & online tools such as calculators and eLearning courses.

Charitable Contributions from IRAs

Legislation recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama on December 18, 2015, permanently extends the provision allowing direct charitable gifts from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

Under this law, known as the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act), IRA owners age 70 ½ and older may donate as much as $100,000 a year directly to one or more qualifying charities from their IRAs. The direct donation counts as part of the owner's Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and is excluded from income for tax purposes.

The donation must be distributed directly from the IRA custodian to the charity (i.e., from Pension Fund to the charity). Since the donated amount is not reported for income tax purposes, the IRA owner cannot take a tax deduction for the gift. The provision is retroactive to January, 2015. Direct charitable gifts from IRAs must be made by December 31, 2015 to take advantage of this provision. Specifically, Pension Fund must hear from you immediately pursuant to the specifics provided below if you wish to utilize the direct charitable gift option.

The provision applies only to Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and does not apply to other types of retirement accounts, such as 403(b) Tax Deferred Retirement Accounts (TDRAs).

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