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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

Retirement Readiness Seminars

Ready to retire soon? Attend this seminar and get answers to common retirement questions to help you prepare for the next step.

The Gathering 2024

Register now to attend The Gathering. We will be in Washington D.C. Sept 3-5.

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.

The Importance of Social Connection for Well-being

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. 

Having strong bonds with people in your family, community, and at work is important. It helps you feel like you belong. This builds resilience, which is the ability to bounce back from tough times. You will be happier if you put effort into these social ties. It also lowers risks for things like depression and anxiety. In a world that is becoming increasingly connected through technology, the value of genuine, face-to-face social connections cannot be overstated. Human beings are inherently social creatures, and our well-being is intricately tied to the quality of our relationships with others. Research consistently highlights the positive impact of social connection on mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Here are some ways relationships help with your mental health:

  • Connection. Feeling disconnected often leads to depression, anxiety, and health problems. Spending time with friends connects you to your world.
  • Belonging. Being part of a group gives you identity and purpose. This raises self-esteem.
  • Support. Friends and family listen may encourage you when times are hard. This provides you with the courage and strength to get through the rough patches in life.
  • Motivation. Having people in your life like workout buddies or study friends keeps you on track with goals.
  • Meaning. When others appreciate you, it helps develop feelings of meaning and purpose. This improves mood and self-confidence.
  • Resilience. Supportive friends can reduce the negative impacts of stress and trauma.

People with strong social relationships tend to feel better. Connections can lead to better mental health outcomes. Try reaching out to someone today! Not sure how to meet new people? Join a club, volunteer group, or class based on your interests. And don’t forget Learn to Live’s Resilience program!

We can help.

This winter let’s make sure people who are suffering get the help they need. Start a self-paced digital program for Resilience; 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

For many of us, the winter months can feel awfully long with colder temperatures and far less sunshine. Motivation and mood can drop, either subtly or so significantly that even usual day-to-day activities feel impossible. But, in this 15-minute webinar, we will share the good news: that there are research-supported steps we can take to live fully, even through wintertime challenges. 

Wednesday, Dec. 13th: 11-11:15am CST/12-12:15pm EST

Research shows that strengthening the gratitude muscle can lower stress and improve mood. Building this muscle actually feels good! The L2L Clinical Team will explore ways to strengthen your gratitude muscle and retrain your brain with practical ideas.

Friday, Dec. 15th: 9-9:30am CST/10-10:30am EST