CPG: Keeping Up with the Times
Our vision at the Church Pension Group (CPG) is to help our clients achieve the highest possible level of financial security in retirement that is consistent with exemplary financial stewardship on our part and with the evolving needs of the Church. It is a commitment that applies equally to clergy and lay employees, one that requires us to study relevant trends and evaluate whether any changes are necessary and financially feasible.
Among the stories in this issue of Perspective, you will find a summary of recent research we conducted on lay employee retirement readiness; highlights of eligibility rules for our clergy pension plans so deacons can determine their eligibility; new tools to help our clients navigate the evolving healthcare system; an update on the clergy housing allowance; and a spotlight on Bivocational: Returning to the Roots of Ministry, a book written by Mark D. W. Edington, Bishop in Charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe.
It is my hope that this issue of Perspective will spark conversation in your church, diocese, or other institution about the many ways—both new and longstanding—that CPG can help. The Church is changing, and so are we. We look forward to continuing to serve you.
Mary Kate Wold
CEO and President
Author’s Corner: Bishop Mark D. W. Edington
Bishop Mark D. W. Edington explores the impact of having more bivocational ordained professionals in Church leadership positions.
Spring Clean-up Can Prevent Insurance Claims
Everyone can benefit from a good spring cleaning. What does spring cleaning mean for churches? Removing any outside debris that may have gathered over the winter, and doing a series of checks to make sure that your facilities are properly maintained and secure. Read more in The Good Steward, our newsletter from The Church Insurance Companies.