You can help church workers in need with a gift to the Assistance Program. ​

“I am thankful that the Assistance Program enabled my parents to live independently and with dignity. I hope my gift helps someone with a similar need, because, in truth, we are all family.”

Church workers often are the last to seek help for themselves, especially monetary help. But sometimes unexpected, even urgent, financial needs arise, and they need our help. Church workers in need include retired and active ministers and employees of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and PC(USA)-affiliated employers: an associate pastor, a missionary, a business office administrator, and others.

You can help by donating to the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions. The Assistance Program provides critical financial assistance to qualifying church workers in need. It is funded through gifts, bequests, income from endowments, and half the Christmas Joy Offering; it is not supported by dues.

The Board views this ministry as an expression of God's desire for the wholeness and well-being of all creation — not least those who serve the Church. Those helped often experience this help as God's grace in action, or, as one pastor put it, as "Christ strengthening me for the journey."

Ways to give

There are two ways to give to the Assistance Program:

  • gifts that help now
  • planned gifts

Gifts that help now

To provide immediate support to the Assistance Program, you can make a cash gift by

Gifts of any size are gratefully received by the Board and those whom we serve.

Seek expert advice

The Board of Pensions is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law. We do not render tax, legal, or investment advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney, tax professional, or investment professional.

Make a planned gift

​Planned gifts support the Assistance Program while delivering financial and tax benefits to you and your family.

Learn about planned gifts