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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.

Movember: Growing Beards for Strong Minds, Raising Awareness for Men’s Health

This article is brought to you by our partners at Learn to Live. Learn to Live is a free wellness and mental health service offered to all Pension Fund members who are active ministers and their household members (spouse/Qualified Domestic Partner and children) over the age of 13. Learn more on our Learn to Live page. 

November is that time of the year when some men stop shaving and grow cool mustaches and beards. Do you know why? It’s called Movember, and it’s all about building awareness about men’s health, including mental health.

Just like anyone else, men can feel sad or stressed at times. Many men feel they must hide their feelings and show strength at all times. The Movember Initiative began in 2003 in Australia when a group of friends decided to grow mustaches to raise awareness about men's health, particularly prostate cancer. Since then, the initiative has grown into a worldwide phenomenon that extends its reach beyond cancer to address a wide range of men's health issues, including mental health. Encouraging men to acknowledge and talk about their mental health is important. Sharing how you feel is not a sign of weakness and instead encourages others to speak up about their own struggles. Celebrate Movember by trying these following things:

  • Spread awareness. Share the movement with your friends and family.
  • If you have a friend or colleague who is struggling, reach out. Invite them to dinner or a coffee and let them know you are here to support them.
  • Take care of your own mental and physical health. Make sure you are getting enough sleep, moving your body, and find time to do preventative care.

Men, Movember is a great opportunity to focus on your mental health. By taking care of your mind and talking openly, you become stronger inside. Women, you can participate too by spreading awareness and engaging in conversations about men’s mental health. Let’s make this Movember a time to grow not only cool beards but also strong minds.

Learn to Live can help.

In their ongoing effort to reduce stigma around mental health, it’s important that everyone encourages men to be open to talking about their feelings and aware of their symptoms. Learn to Live offers support that is free of charge all year long. Start a self-paced digital program for Stress, Anxiety & Worry, Depression, Social Anxiety, Insomnia or Substance use —or connect with an expert, supportive coach.

Get started today by visiting our Learn to Live page. If you’re already a member, simply sign in with your username and password.

Gifts by generous donors to Ministerial Relief and Assistance (MRA) make programs like Learn to Live possible. Learn more about MRA here.

Learn to Live Webinars

Research shows that connectedness is a key factor for health, but our connections with others are slipping. The L2L Clinical Team will help you explore your own factors for connectedness and discuss ways to remove the barriers that keep you isolated.

Wednesday, November 8th: 11-11:30am CST/12-12:30pm EST

Tuesday, November 14th: 9-9:30am CST/10-10:30am EST

Are you feeling like you're constantly running on empty, juggling caregiving responsibilities while neglecting your own well-being? It can feel like it's impossible to balance it all. The Learn to Live clinical team will discuss strategies to help you prevent caregiver burnout by learning how to challenge and reframe those persistent, draining thoughts that keep you trapped in the burnout cycle, navigate the complex emotions that come with caregiving, use practical tools to assert your needs, set boundaries, and regain a sense of balance in your life.

Thursday, November 16th: 12-12:30pm CST/1-1:30pm EST

Tuesday, November 28th: 4-4:30pm CST/5-5:30pm EST