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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.

Seventh Circuit Upholds Clergy Housing Allowance

INDIANAPOLIS - On Friday, March 15, 2019, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued the final ruling in Gaylor v. Mnuchin. In a 3-0 decision, the panel found that Section 107(2) of the Internal Revenue Code is constitutional under both the traditional three-factor test set forth in Lemon v. Kurtzman, as well as the “historical significance” test of Town of Greece v. Galloway.

While the Federal Government must take the lead in defending its own laws, Church Alliance filed an Amicus Brief along with the Beckett Fund and several other interested parties. Pension Fund of the Christian Church is one of the forty-two Church Alliance member organizations. The Church Alliance exists to advocate on behalf of clergy and church benefit plans, including legislative work in Washington, DC.

In reviewing the court’s ruling, Pension Fund President / CEO Rev. Dr. Todd A. Adams stated, “the ruling certainly provides good news for our active and retired clergy.” It is still unknown whether the Freedom From Religion Foundation will challenge this to the Supreme Court; many anticipate it doing so. “If this is challenged to SCOTUS, hopefully the court will see it as too controversial and Chief Justice Roberts will maintain his position that he’s not looking for undue attention on the court. Nonetheless, a decisive appellate court decision has put us in a better place,” shared Adams.

Pension Fund will continue to work with Church Alliance to monitor the activity and keep the church informed of any future action.