The Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions provides critical assistance to eligible PC(USA) pastors, other church workers, and their families with unexpected financial needs, and income and housing supplements to qualifying retired church workers and their families. It also sponsors grants for vocational training of clergy, including the highly successful Presbyterian CREDO Program.
Funded by gifts and not by dues, the Assistance Program offers a tangible way for the PC(USA) community to care for its dedicated church workers during their times of need. The program provides millions of dollars each year in grants to qualifying PC(USA) church workers in need. In 2012 alone, the program gave out more than 1,350 grants for a total of more than $5.6 million in assistance.
Broad, sustained support of the Assistance Program is critical to the program’s being able to continue its ministry of helping faithful servants of the Church with their urgent financial and retirement housing needs. Watch the video A Gift from the Church to the Church on pensions.org to hear how these grants have made a positive difference in the lives of those who’ve received them.
May God move you to give to the Assistance Program, to help PC(USA) pastors and other church workers in need. You may give a gift online or call the Board at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN), ext. 7300.
On behalf of all who serve the Church, thank you!