For mid councils & agencies

Committed to service excellence for church employers

Updated guide for structuring terms of call available

Living by the Gospel is a resource for church employers as they determine salaries and benefits for ministers. It details how the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) works with Board programs to support ministers’ well-being.

This document includes data on effective salary by job code, geography, congregation size, gender, and minister age. The 223rd General Assembly (2018) authorized Living by the Gospel to promote awareness of gender disparity in benefits and salary packages.

Download Living by the Gospel.

Financial protection for short-term illness or injury

​Ministers enrolled in Pastor's Participation or Minister's Choice are automatically enrolled in the the Temporary Disability Plan. This plan offers important financial protection by providing short-term partial income replacement benefits for members who are sick or injured and unable to work. You also may offer the plan to staff working at least 20 hours per week.

Learn more about the Temporary Disability Plan

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How your Church Consultant can guide you

​​Sessions, session committees, and other church leaders making benefits decisions may call on their Board of Pensions Church Consultant for guidance about options. These consultants offer personalized assistance to churches, as well as mid councils, across the country. Find the consultant for your region.

Administering benefits for your organization

We can assist you in selecting and administering benefits that best suit your needs and those of your employees.

Benefits eligibility
Your Employer Agreement
How to use Benefits Connect

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are taking tangible, intentional steps to ensure a workplace culture that inspires a sense of belonging. And we are continuing to actively engage throughout the Church to ensure access to benefits plans and programs that provide wholeness.


Let's have a conversation.