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​Join Board of Pensions educators from the comfort of your office, home, or favorite coffee shop for our fall 2018 webinars. Topics range from the 2018 tax law to the relationship between vocation and identity. In offering these webinars, Board University strives to strengthen and sustain your well-being and the ministry of the Church.   

The webinars will each last one hour and require a computer, internet access, and computer speakers or a telephone.

Registration is limited, and will close at 10 a.m. ET the day before the webinar. If you have a question, comment, or concern, email education@pensions.org.

Tax-Related Topics for Clergy, Church Employees, and the Church

Tuesday, November 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m. ET
Registration closes Monday, November 5, at 10 a.m. ET

Thursday, November 8, 2-3 p.m. ET
Registration closes Wednesday, November 7, at 10 a.m. ET

Join Jacqueline Boersema, certified financial planner and the Board's Director of Financial Education, to learn about tax-related topics relevant to clergy, church employees, and the Church. This webinar will review the new tax legislation (called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017), discuss how to reduce taxes by leveraging tax-advantaged vehicles, explain the importance of an accountable reimbursement plan, and review the IRS requirements for maintaining church tax-exempt status.

For clergy and employees

  • highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
    • changes to tax credits and deductions
    • charitable contributions
    • education savings and credits
    • treatment of moving expenses
  • tax-advantaged vehicles

For clergy, administrators, and employers

  • establishing an accountable reimbursement plan
  • church tax-exempt status

Exploring Vocation: Imagining New Possibilities    

Thursday, November 15, 2-3 p.m. ET
Registration closes Wednesday, November 14, at 10 a.m. ET

For many of us, our sense of identity and self-understanding are intricately bound to what we do for a living. Our being and doing are tied so closely together that it is difficult to discern our being apart from our doing. For those who understand our work to be a calling, it can be especially difficult to imagine who we are apart from our profession. In light of this, we may be reluctant to leave a position or anxious about what the future holds beyond full-time employment.   

For active and retired ministers, employees, and their spouses

Join the Reverend Lori Neff LaRue, Director of Wholeness Education, Board of Pensions, for an engaging exploration of the following questions:

  1. Vocation Defined: What are the various understandings and uses of the language of vocation?
  2. Vocation Explored: What insights does the Reformed tradition, through scripture and theology, have to offer?
  3. Vocation Embodied: How do our values, gifts, and passions — our being — inform our sense of call — our doing? How might we discern when we are being called to do a new thing? How do we imagine a new way of expressing our being?
  4. Vocation Transformed: How do we navigate the transition from one expression of our being to another?