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​The Board of Pensions provides information in a variety of formats, including video, to best serve the needs of members, employers, and other constituents. Below are some of the videos the Board offers on its work and plans and programs. To view all of the Board's videos, visit our Vimeo channel.

About the Board of Pensions

A Vision To Serve

The vision, expertise, and caring needed to make a stained glass window are the same qualities the Board brings to its Benefits Plan.


... Serving Those Who Serve the Church

As the Board marks 300 years, it seeks to serve more, serve better, and serve the Church.


We Serve!

Service lies at the heart of all we do at the Board of Pensions.


Mid Council Leaders Gathering

Mid Council Leaders Gathering: Opening Worship

The Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk, Office of the General Assembly, delivered opening worship.


Mid Council Leaders Gathering: Closing Worship

The Reverend Frank Clark Spencer, President, Board of Pensions, delivered closing worship.


Welcome Plenary

The Reverend Dr. John G. McFayden, Executive Vice President and Chief of Church Engagement, Board of Pensions, and Kerry Rice, Deputy Stated Clerk, Mid Council Ministries, Office of the General Assembly, introduce the joint gathering of their agencies.


Value Proposition of Using the Board of Pensions, Part 1

The Reverend Dr. John G. McFayden, Executive Vice President and Chief of Church Engagement, Board of Pensions, and Pat Haines, Executive Vice President and Chief of Benefits, Board of Pensions, discuss the ministry of wholeness and the Benefits Plan.


Value Proposition of Using the Board of Pensions, Part 2

The Reverend Frank Clark Spencer, President, Board of Pensions, shares analytics on ministers ordained over the last 10 years, including who is in the Benefits Plan.


Board of Pensions Markets and Investments

Judy Freyer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Investment Officer, Board of Pensions, takes a look at financial markets and investing.


Working with Mid Councils — Challenges and Opportunities

The Reverend Frank Clark Spencer, President, Board of Pensions, joins the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk, Office of the General Assembly, in a question-and-answer session. Brian Ellison, Associate Stated Clerk, Synod of Mid-America, moderates.


The PC(USA) and the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians (ECO)

Robina Winbush, Associate Stated Clerk and Director, Ecumenical and Agency Relations, Office of the General Assembly, is among three OGA leaders giving a briefing on a mediation session convened by the World Communion of Reformed Churches between the PC(USA) and ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.


State of the Church I, Congregational Realities

Andy Browne, Vice President, Church Relations, Board of Pensions; The Reverend Dr. Tim Cargal, Assistant Stated Clerk, Preparation for Ministry, Office of the General Assembly; and Kris Valerius, Coordinator, OGA Records, Church Wide Ministries, Office of the General Assembly, look at data and talk about how perceptions of particular data can vary.


State of the Church II, Updates from WFC/V2020/AARC, Part 1

The Reverend Lisa Juica Perkins, Moderator, 2020 Vision Team, joins Mark Hostetter, Moderator, Way Forward Commission, and Jim Wilson, All Agency Review Committee, in discussing their work. Tricia Dykers Koenig, Associate Director, Mid Council Relations, Mid Council Ministries, Office of the General Assembly, moderates.


State of the Church II, Updates from WFC/V2020/AARC, Part 2

Jim Wilson, All Agency Review Committee, joins Mark Hostetter, Moderator, Way Forward Commission, and the Reverend Lisa Juica Perkins, Moderator 2020 Vision Team, in a question-and-answer session. Tricia Dykers Koenig, Associate Director, Mid Council Relations, Mid Council Ministries, Office of the General Assembly, moderates.


State of the Church III, Mid Council Realities, Part 1

Kerry Rice, Deputy Stated Clerk, Mid Council Ministries, Office of the General Assembly, introduces a panel of six mid council leaders who speak on the changes and challenges they have encountered.


State of the Church III, Mid Council Realities, Part 2

The Reverend Mark Hong, Executive/Stated Clerk of the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii, joins a panel of six mid council leaders taking questions on the changes and challenges they have encountered. Kerry Rice, Deputy Stated Clerk, Mid Council Ministries, moderates.


GA Preparation Plenary Plans for GA 223, Overtures Coming

The Reverend Tom Hay, Associate for Assembly Operations, Church Wide Ministeries, Office of the General Assembly, and Laurie Griffith, Assistant Stated Clerk and Associate Director for Constitutional Interpretation, Office of the General Assembly, discuss plans for GA and St. Louis, the host city, and overtures.


Closing Remarks

The Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk, Office of the General Assembly, and the Reverend Dr. John G. McFayden, Executive Vice President and Chief of Church Engagement, Board of Pensions, offer remarks that look ahead, to GA and beyond, and back at a valuable two days.


Sermons by the Reverend Frank Clark Spencer

Called by Name

Rev. Spencer delivered this sermon on July 10, 2016, at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill, South Carolina, upon the installation of its associate pastor.


A Change of Plans

He gave this sermon at a benefits gathering in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 2016.


Prophesy!

He preached on the Valley of Dry Bones passage from Ezekiel at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, October 13, 2015.


What Are We Afraid of?

Rev. Spencer gave his first-ever sermon since ordination in April 2015.


About Your Benefit

About Your Benefit: Behavioral Health

Take the first step toward wholeness, a pastoral care team chair urges.


About Your Benefit: The Employee Assistance Program

A PC(USA) pastor shares her thoughts about the value of the EAP counseling sessions.


About Your Benefit: Preventive Care

A plan member shares his experience with the plan’s preventive care benefits.


About Your Benefit: Make a Will

A seminar attendee shares the importance, and relative ease, of keeping her will up to date.


A Matter of Faith

Hear Rev. Mike Sedgwick’s story of miraculous healing.


Living 'Life Abundant' in Retirement

Bill and Jan Carr used the Board's resources to guide them toward a fulfilling retirement.


Call to Health

Called to Health: Rev. John Fawcett and Madeline Burgess

A young, athletic PC(USA) pastor and wife share their Call to Health story.


Called to Health: Rev. Dr. McElrath

Pastor David is here today because his secretary wouldn't take "no" for an answer.


Called to Health: Rev. Mike Sedgwick

After a kidney transplant, Rev. Mike Sedgwick has a deep appreciation of Call to Health.


Assistance Program

A Gift from the Church to the Church

Hear from grant recipients about the many good works of the Assistance Program.


The Greatest Gift: Love

Two hurricanes in three weeks created an unexpected need for assistance. Watch this pastor's story. 


Lifting Up the Family of Faith: Aisha

The Rev. Aisha Brooks-Lytle shares the difference the Assistance Program makes in church workers’ lives.


 The Greatest Gift: Virginia

The Assistance Program helps a retired pastor, whose husband suffers from Alzheimer's.


 Lifting Up the Family of Faith: Bill

A retired pastor experienced the support he received from the Assistance Program as God's "grace in action."


Lifting Up the Family of Faith: Cindy

A pastor experienced the assistance she received as "Christ strengthening me for the journey."


About the Assistance Program: Church Workers with Financial Needs

An interim executive presbyter sought the help of the Assistance Program to assist a young pastor’s family after a tragic accident.


About the Six Agencies

Circles of Support

The six agencies of the PC(USA) provide unique and collaborative support of churches, as we strive to be the body of Christ together.