Workshops explain clergy benefits


The annual Clergy Benefits Workshops will be held Nov. 8-9 at Camp Egan and Nov. 15-16 at Canyon Camp.

Participants choose between two courses:

  • Financial Focus: Designed for clergy looking to plan for the future

Topics for this course include: financial planning in our current economic state, clergy taxes, Social Security Disability, health insurance, and an extensive look at all the current plans offered by the General Board of Pension & Health Benefits (GBPHB).

  • Retirement Planning: Designed for clergy looking to retire soon

Topics in this course include: "From Start to Finish--How to Retire," clergy taxes, "Social Security Benefits—All You Need to Know," changes in health insurance coverage for retirees, "Creative Retirement—Discovering Your Dreams," and an extensive look at all the GBPHB plans.

The General Board plans include: the new Clergy Retirement Security Program for 2014, Ministerial Pension Plan (MPP), Pre-1982, United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP), Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP), and Housing Allowance Exclusion.

Choose which course works best for you and register online at  You also may contact Stephen Mitchell, 405-530-2063, in the Conference Treasurer’s Office.

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