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Pension Fund of the Christian Church

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.

For Members & Clergy

For Members

Guides, factsheets and resources to aid you on the Road to Financial Wellness.

For Clergy

Clergy-specific resources to support your call to ministry.

For Employers

For Employers

Hiring tip sheets, tax guides and more to help you manage your employees' benefits.

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.

Stay Connected

News & Publications

Events

The Gathering

Pension Fund's biennial conference that connects pastors to learn and discuss spiritual, health & financial wellness.

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.

EIM Learning Events

Imagine learning life-changing tools for handling money in a room filled with laughter and support…

  • Imagine feeling free from the weight that often comes with discussions about debt and budgeting
  • Imagine feeling hopeful about your financial future
  • Imagine connecting with other leaders who feel the same fears and worries about money and ministry
  • Imagine life-giving conversations with your spouse about how you both regard and use money…

…this is Personal Finance Academy.

Excellence in Ministry Events

Personal Finance Academy

Excellence in Ministry program participants and their spouses (if applicable) are required to attend the annual Personal Finance Academy. The focus of this three-day event is to educate and inspire clergy households to be wise financial leaders.

August 2022: Date TBA

Featured Presenter: Pete the Planner (Author, USA Today columnist and financial advisor)

At this event, participants will:

  • Design a functional and workable budget
  • Set specific financial goals with action steps
  • Figure a retirement income projection
  • Create a debt-reduction strategy
  • Get answers to clergy tax questions

Online Events

Pension Fund is also providing several online courses on topics in Congregational Financial Leadership in partnership with Lexington Theological Seminary. Find more about this year’s sessions here.

For these sessions, pastors are expected to invite lay financial leaders from their church to join them for the courses. Together, pastors and lay leaders will participate in the courses and share dialogue around the financial issues facing their congregations. We ask that you gather at least two lay leaders to join the pastor for these sessions, though you are welcome to have as many people participate as your space and technology will accommodate.

To participate, all you need is a high-speed internet connection and a computer with speakers. For a small group, your participants can gather around a single computer screen. For larger groups, you will want a larger TV screen or projector, with speakers loud enough for people to hear the presenter.

After you register, you'll receive detailed instructions on how to log in and participate in the events.

Topics for these sessions can include:

  • Creating and sustaining income for congregations
  • Budgets and financial reporting for churches
  • Best practices for your congregation as an employer
  • Preaching and shepherding abundant giving