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Giving back to those who have given their all.

Pension Fund began in 1895 as the Board of Ministerial Relief, charged with the task of raising funds for clergy in need. Even though the organization has changed, our mission hasn’t. Ministerial Relief and Assistance is the Church’s way of giving back to ministers, their spouses and lay employees.

Your gifts make a life-giving difference to so many faithful servants of the Church.

Through the generous donations of many, Pension Fund provides a helping hand for those who have fallen into troubled times. Each year, we distribute over $1 million to those in need through our ministry. Want to get involved? See how your gift can make a difference by clicking on one of the programs below.

“Before we received the monthly [Ministerial Relief and Assistance] checks, my wife and I were preparing to move into government housing. The basic cost of living, which includes higher and higher food costs, taxes, insurance, etc., was depleting our discretionary funds…The financial help we receive from Pension Fund has freed us from worry.”

Ministerial Relief & Assistance Recipient

About our Programs

MINISTERIAL RELIEF & ASSISTANCE

Ministerial Relief & Assistance helps provide Ministerial Relief Pensions to a surviving spouse, Supplemental Pensions, Student Gift Pensions, or an Emergency Aid grant to a member facing an unexpected medical bill or recovery costs due to a natural disaster.

EXCELLENCE IN MINISTRY

The Excellence in Ministry program equips our early-call pastors with tools for lifelong financial wellness. Your gift helps promising ministers begin their calling with a strong financial foundation.

13TH CHECK

Each December, we provide pensioners an additional monthly check as an income boost during the difficult winter season, so they do not have to choose between necessities such as medication or heat for their home. 

HEALTH CARE

The Health Care fund can help to provide months of health insurance and medical expenses for ministers in need.

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