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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 restructuring the Benefits Plan to align with the diverse and evolving needs of the Church. We want to create more flexible options for congregations so they can serve the most people possible.

Engaging the Church

We are committed to listening to our community of faith. If you missed one of our Virtual Town Halls, please watch a video recording. 

Season of rebuilding: A report

As the season of rebuilding got underway, Board of Pensions leaders gathered with over 200 mid council, congregational, and pastoral leaders in Denver and Atlanta to discuss the initiative. Following these gatherings, we shared a report to update the wider denomination on this important effort 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.

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About Us

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