How can you support the well-being of ministers and employees?

February 13, 2019

​One of the most meaningful ways in which you can show appreciation to your ministers and employees is with the benefits package you provide.

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​Employee Appreciation Day is Friday, March 1 — an opportunity for congregational leadership to show appreciation to their staff, and a good reminder to show appreciation all year long.

One of the most meaningful ways in which you can show appreciation to your ministers and employees is with the benefits package you provide. Living by the Gospel provides some compelling statistics about benefits and retention. For example, it shows that 36 percent of those who did not participate in the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) left ministry, compared to 24 percent who had participated in the plan and left ministry.

The Board of Pensions designed Living by the Gospel for Committees on Ministry, Committees on Preparation for Ministry, and Pastor Nominating Committees to use as a reference and guide to structuring ministers' terms of call. It highlights how the Church supports the well-being of ministers through the Board, with an emphasis on the importance of benefits.

The Board of Pensions is committed to helping church employers align benefits and values and be the best employer they can be. Learn more about how your congregation can support ministers and staff through the Benefits Plan at Benefits Connections, one-day gatherings to be held this spring at 11 locations throughout the country. Registration opens in March.