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Benefits that serve more

The 2025 Benefits Plan gives congregations the flexibility to structure a benefits package that meets their unique needs and the needs of their pastor.

Why update the Benefits Plan?

Designed 40 years ago for a different type of pastoral leadership and a different family structure, the current dues structure is outdated and does not support today’s congregations.



of newly ordained ministers not enrolled in the Benefits Plan from 2007 to 2021 are women.



of small congregations (150 members or fewer) have installed pastoral leadership.



of African American churches have installed pastoral leadership.

The 2025 Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 

The 2025 Benefits Plan, effective Jan. 1, 2025, supports congregations and employers in providing access to benefits not available on the commercial market.

This document is available in PDF (Portable Document Format). It is best viewed with the latest (free) version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Living by the Gospel

Living by the Gospel details the benefits that are available through the 2025 Benefits Plan and how they work together with the education and assistance programs to provide support. The reports in Living by the Gospel can guide meaningful conversation as congregations and ministers engage in faithful decision-making about 2025 benefits.

Breakdowns of data by gender, age, position, and congregation size provide callouts:

  • A gap between the average salaries for men and women enrolled in the Benefits Plan persists, although the gap is narrowing among younger ministers.
  • Smaller PC(USA) congregations are more likely than larger congregations not to have a minister in an installed position