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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 Board Meets in Dallas

Indianapolis - Pension Fund’s Board of Directors met April 26-28, 2019 in Dallas. The meeting featured a panel of local church pastors and a regional minister speaking about the role of Pension Fund in supporting those who serve.

The Board’s Membership and Benefits Committee reviewed guidelines for new Ministerial Relief and Assistance programs (MRA). Among these new or expanded programs are Parental Leave, Debt Refinancing for Excellence in Ministry participants, New Church Pastor Gift Pension, Salary Support for Pastors following a Natural Disaster (a partnership with Week of Compassion), and a Geographic pay differential for qualified retirees receiving retirement support gifts. These new programs are in response to our research and the changing needs of ministers.

“As we approach our 125th Anniversary, we are excited to expand the reach of Ministerial Relief and Assistance programs. Our logo includes the Alpha and Omega – representing the beginning and the end. As we live out our logo, we want to support clergy from the moment they begin their education for ministry until their last beneficiary takes their final breath,” shared Rev. Dr. Todd A. Adams, Pension Fund’s President & CEO. In addition to these programs, Pension Fund is sponsoring The Gathering – A Retreat for Clergy, Sep. 8-10, 2020 in New Orleans. Upcoming registration information, as well as information about our new MRA programs, will be available on our website and at General Assembly.

In other work, the Board met with its external and internal auditors and approved the valuation report from Pension Fund’s actuaries, Willis Towers Watson. The Board did not award a Special Apportionment for 2019 based on Dec. 31, 2018 funding levels and the guidelines. The Board will consider Good Experience Credits on interest-bearing accounts (based on Sept. 30, 2019 funding levels and current market conditions) at its Nov. 2019 Board meeting in Indianapolis.