Webinars

Board University webinars, presented live, are available at no cost to members and employers who participate in the Benefits Plan.

Engage with Board of Pensions educators from the comfort of your office, home, or favorite coffee shop to learn about topics important to your well-being through Board University. Our live webinars cover a topic in one of four areas of wholeness — spiritual, health, financial, or vocational well-being.

Board University webinars are for pastors, church workers, and employees of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated employers who participate in the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA) — at no cost to you.

Webinars last one hour and require a computer, internet access, and computer speakers or a telephone. Webinar attendees are awarded 50 Call to Health points.

Upcoming Board University webinars

Registration is available on this page four to six weeks in advance of the webinar date.

Annual Tax Webinar: 2020 Tax Update and Tips for Filing Your Federal Tax Return

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 2-3 p.m. ET 

Join Jacqueline Boersema, Director of Financial Education for the Board of Pensions and a certified financial planner, as she discusses tax updates and offers tips for actively employed members on filing your federal tax return. This annual webinar focuses on topics for actively employed members, including clergy, who have not yet filed their 2019 federal tax return.

This webinar will help you understand

  • recent tax changes taking effect in 2020;
  • maximizing credits and deductions;
  • key filing schedules;
  • reporting self-employment earnings and tax;
  • housing allowance determination;
  • using Turbo Tax; and
  • tax assistance.

 

Just Compensation: Closing the Gender Gap

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 2-3 p.m. ET 
Suggested audiences: Active female ministers of the Word and Sacrament, COMs, presbytery executives, and PNCs

The Church lives out its identity as a just and caring community when it compensates ministers fairly. But what is fair? What are the contextual realities that impact compensation? What are the societal and ecclesiastical realities related to gender equity? Data in Living by the Gospel show a clear distinction continues to exist between average salaries for men and women across all pastoral positions and congregation sizes.

Join Rev. Lori Neff LaRue to review current compensation realities and specific financial considerations for women, and explore how female ministers can negotiate compensation packages and advocate more effectively for themselves and others. Lori also will discuss the roles Committees on Ministry (COMs), presbytery executives, and Pastor Nominating Committees (PNCs) can play in covenanting terms of call — with an eye toward making the Church a more just and equitable community in which to respond to God’s call — and how Living by the Gospel, along with other denominational resources, can be utilized to equip individuals and decision-making bodies.

 

Upcoming webinar topics

Look for the following webinar topics to be scheduled this year:

  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts
  • Trauma and the Body
  • Medicare and Medicare Supplement
  • Spirituality of Aging
  • Long-Term Care
  • Faith and Alzheimer's

Upcoming Fidelity webinars

The following webinars are hosted by Fidelity Investments, administrator of the Retirement Savings Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Retirement Savings Plan participants receive email invitations to register for these webinars from Fidelity. Members enrolled in the Medical Plan also can register through the Call to Health website.

Investment Market Update, Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Basics of How and When To Claim Social Security, Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Identify and Prioritize Your Savings Goals, Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Webinar recordings

The following webinar recordings are available on Board University’s e-learning site, which you can access by logging into Benefits Connect.

Tax Tips: Tax Reform Changes and 2018 Return Filing
March 13, 2019

Where Two or More Are Gathered:
Clergy Support Networks and Ministerial Well-Being

June 20, 2019

How To Optimize Your Retirement Income Streams
September 18, 2019

Closing the Gender Compensation Gap
October 10, 2019

Leaving Well: Navigating Transitions in Ministry
November 21, 2019

Long-Term Care Coverage: Which Option Is Right for You?
December 5, 2019