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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

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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.

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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.

Ministerial Relief & Assistance - Programs & Impact

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Helping Our Members Bridge the Unexpected for Over 125 Years.

Ministerial Relief and Assistance (MRA) is the church’s way to give back to ministers, their families and lay employees by providing tangible care and financial support in times of need. Amidst extraordinarily difficult times in our communities, congregations, country, and mostly certainly for our clergy, it’s been a tremendous blessing to continue to support clergy and their families via the various programs of Ministerial Relief and Assistance—none of which happens without support from committed donors.

+1.7 Million

Amount distributed in 2021 to ministry colleagues across the life of the Church

This support included:

  • Four parental leave grants—a newer MRA program that seeks to support clergy parents and their congregations upon the arrival of a new child;
  • Disaster Relief Grants in the wake of Hurricane Ida and the tornados that blew through much of the Midwest, especially Western Kentucky;
  • Over $134,000 for this year’s 125 13th Check recipients who received much-needed end of year assistance in December 2021; and,
  • Emergency Aid Grants for members caring for acutely ill children, funeral expenses for clergy lost to Covid-19, and support for other crucial needs for clergy caught in times of crisis.

Ministerial Relief & Assistance Programs

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Programs for New & Active Clergy + Students:

  • Student Gift Membership
  • Excellene in Ministry
  • Parental Leave Assistance
  • Low Interest Loans
  • Reverse Chaplain Dues
  • Gift Pension for New Church Planters
  • Vocational Counseling
New & Active Clergy, Staff & Students
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Programs for Active Clergy + Retirees:

  • Emergency Aid
  • Disaster Relief
  • Salary Continuation
  • Health & Wellness
  • Funeral Support
  • Relief Pensions
  • Supplemental Gifts
  • 13th Check
  • Health Care
Retired Clergy
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Help support ministry workers in need today by giving to the Ministerial Relief & Assistance Fund.

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