Church Pension Group | Clergy Pension Plan

The Church Pension Fund Clergy Pension Plan – US Dioceses

A good understanding of The Church Pension Fund Clergy Pension Plan and related plans may help you make the right decisions today for your benefits in the future.

You’ll find information here to answer your questions:

  • What determines the amount of my pension?
  • When can I retire and what are my retirement benefits?
  • What if I am between cures or working outside of The Episcopal Church?
  • What benefits are available if I die or become disabled?

This redesigned, mobile-friendly course provides key information about your pension benefit and other benefits from The Church Pension Fund.


Approximately 20 minutes per module



Brief introduction and links to course modules.

Launch Course

Pension Basics

Your pension benefit depends on a range of factors—many of which affect one another. Explore components in the Plan that determine whether you can receive a pension benefit, and if so, what the amount will be.

Launch Course

Planning Your Retirement

Explore when you can retire with benefits and the retirement benefits designed for clergy and an eligible spouse.

Launch Course

Survivor and Disability Benefits

Learn about short-term and long-term disability for you and survivor benefits for your family.

Launch Course

What if I am Between Cures?

Learn when, why, and how to pay your own personal assessments, plus some guidelines about Extension of Ministry and Special Situations.

Launch Course

User Guide

Audio / Video

Courses may include audio and video. Turn your audio ON. Earphones or a headset may be necessary, depending on your viewing situation.

Your Information

Self-assessments and text fields request personal input. By entering information, you will be better able to engage in the process. The information you provide will not be retained permanently by the Church Pension Group. Your information will only be available to you during your individual session.

Design Note

You’ll find fictitious characters and scenarios used in this course to illustrate points and explain concepts.

Links to External Content

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