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Let us help you get a head start on retirement.

For those in ministry, Pension Fund offers early-career assistance in starting a Pension Plan. Through our Student Gift program, we help students begin to save for retirement early by gifting  Pension Plan dues to deserving ministry students.

What is a student gift membership?

Established in 1953, the Student Gift Membership Program assists students like you who are preparing for ministry by introducing them early to the benefits of membership in the Pension Plan of Pension Fund. The program is part of Pension Fund's Ministerial Relief and Assistance Fund.

What is the cost?

The Student Gift Membership Program pays Pension Plan dues ($70 per month) at no cost to you.

  • Current student at an accredited education institution

  • Student seeking a Master's of Divinity degree or undergraduate ministry degree

  • Must be enrolled at least six credit/semester hours for the semester/term

  • Stone-Campbell or Restoration Movement Relationship

Key Benefits:
  • Head start on a pension

  • A monthly retirement benefit for your lifetime*

  • Death and disability benefits

  • Special Apportionments (when approved, these add to your pension credits)

Requirements/Next Steps:

Pension Fund Contact Information:

Matt Rosine,, 317.713.2718

* In order to receive your retirement benefit and/or remain in active status, pension dues must be continued within two years after receipt of diploma (either through an employer or self-payment)

“I started my Pension Plan participation in 2007 as a seminary student...I’m amazed at the growth in my monthly retirement benefit, and I’m definitely glad I joined early.”

Rev. Geoff Brewster, Phillips Seminary

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