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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.

Guided by Values and a Commitment to Inclusion

We are committed to a Benefits Plan structure that aligns with the diverse and evolving needs of the Church while serving the most people possible. We want to create flexible options that are more inclusive, allowing more people — especially those who have been traditionally excluded — to have access to benefits that support well-being.

Engaging the Church

In the months ahead, we are committed to listening to our community of faith. If you’d like to share your thoughts with us during a live virtual town hall in the coming months, let us know. We want to hear from you. 

Season of rebuilding: A report

The Board of Pensions has met with over 200 mid council, congregational, and pastoral leaders on the season of rebuilding initiative. This report is intended to update the wider denomination on this important effort, taken in collaboration with the Church, to assess and redesign the Benefits Plan to better meet the needs of local congregations.

"Reformed and always reforming - that's the way we serve the needs of a changing Church." - The Reverend Dr. Frank Clark Spencer

The economics and ecclesiology that support the season of rebuilding initiative include minister compensation, programs for sustainable pastoral ministry, and the need for structural change. Dr. Spencer’s doctoral research found that the primary factor driving clergy compensation — the adoption of the U.S. corporate model — has resulted in an inability to support ministers in congregational settings.

How do we work together to ensure that every minister ordained in the PC(USA), regardless of installation status, has access to the Benefits Plan?

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