"Thank you so, so much from the bottom of my heart! I will be forever grateful to all those who support the Pension Fund and the Disciples ministry to their retired pastors."
– Retired Disciples pastor and cancer survivor. 13th Check helped with a move to be closer to family in a time of need.
In many ways, the 13th Check is a ministry of presence—acknowledging sacrificial service while giving its recipients a way to break the silent isolation of financial struggle. It is a reminder of the promise we make to one another as brothers and sisters in faith, that “You are not alone.”
Last year, the generosity of our donors meant nearly $130,000 could be given to 140 recipients. By making monthly commitment of $77 for 12 months, you could fully fund the average 13th Check amount. For many of these pastors, a life of service to a beloved church came at financial cost to their families, and 13th Check is one way the Church can offer back both our presence and our gratitude for such ministries.
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