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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.

Pension Fund Attends 2013 NACC and General Assembly Events

Pension Fund recently attended the 2013 North American Christian Convention (NACC) and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly summer conventions:

North American Christian Convention (NACC), Louisville, Ky.:

Several members of the Pension Fund staff attended the 2013 NACC event in Louisville, Ky. In addition to meeting with ministry partners, booth staff visited with clergy and lay church workers about opportunities to participate in the Pension Plan and save for retirement through the Tax-Deferred Retirement Account (TDRA) and the Roth IRA. Pension Fund was a ministry sponsor of this year's NACC convention, and hosted two retirement planning workshops on-site.

General Assembly (GA), Orlando, Fla.:

Eleven members of Pension Fund staff traveled to Orlando, Fla. for the 2013 General Assembly following a Pension Fund board meeting, also held in Orlando.

During the 2013 General Assembly, Pension Fund of the Christian Church challenged its members and Assembly participants of all ages to answer the statement "In Retirement I Want to...", displaying the results via an interactive answer board in the Pension Fund event booth. Top answers included volunteer work, travel and spending time with family. Booth visitors learned about Pension Fund's retirement options and ministry.

Assembly attendees were also able to participate in various Pension Fund retirement planning workshops and events held throughout Assembly week. In the "Sustaining Clergy in Local Church Ministry" workshop, attendees learned the results of a Disciples of Christ clergy survey and the implications for local congregations. In the "Best Employment Practices for Churches" seminar, clergy and lay leaders learned employment best practices for compensation and benefits.

During Assembly, Pension Fund hosted the "President's Breakfast for Retired Ministers" as well as "Minister and Mates Breakfast" with speaker Rev. Dr. Katie Hays. Hays' speech on the topic "Go and Learn What This Means: Jesus' Syllabus for the Religiously Learned" was a highlight of the Assembly, attracting over 500 breakfast attendees. Hays has been in congregational ministry for 19 years, is on the founding Standing Committee for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Center for Faith and Giving, and is leading the formation of a new congregation in Mansfield, Texas.

Pension Fund led the "13th Check" special offering at Saturday night's worship gathering, raising funds to support Pension Fund's 13th Check fund for retired ministers. Pension Fund President James P. Hamlett led the service presentation, debuting Pension Fund's moving 13th Check video. The video, featuring Disciples of Christ ministers of all ages and their families, as well as ways to give can be found online at http://www.pensionfund.org/13th-check.

"My colleagues and I were delighted to share so many points of contact with pastors and church leaders during the General Assembly," said Hamlett. "We were blessed by the measure of support for our ministry we received in Orlando."