Earning Credited Service for Your Pension
In general, as long as you earn some form of Total Assessable Compensation, you will earn one month of Credited Service under the Clergy Pension Plan for each month that your employer is billed for and pays the monthly Assessment (including interest, if applicable) in full. If your employer only partially pays (or does not pay) the Assessment due, you will not earn any Credited Service for that month.
If you are employed by multiple employers, you will earn one month of Credited Service if any one of your employers pays its applicable Assessment in full for the month. Please note that you cannot earn more than one month of Credited Service for any particular month.
The longer you serve in compensated positions in the Church, the more Credited Service you will earn and the greater your pension benefit will be, provided all Assessments are paid in full.