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
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)
New applicants: Complete a Student Gift Membership Enrollment Form
Returning applicants: Complete a Student Gift Membership Application Form
Full participation in the Ministry Life Choices Program
Pension Fund Contact Information:
Matt Rosine, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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