Resources and Church Trends
As you prepare to attend General Convention, we encourage you to review these many resources to help you better understand the work of The Church Pension Fund (CPF) and its three lines of business as we seek to meet the evolving needs of The Episcopal Church.
When CPF began operations in 1917, Bishop William Lawrence set out to create a pension fund that would enable clergy to retire with dignity. Since then our charter has expanded to include other products and services, and to cover lay employees who are critical to the Church’s ability to fulfill its mission. View our first 100 years.
Recorder of Ordinations
In 1943, CPF was elected by General Convention to serve as the Recorder of Ordinations for the Church. Over the years our role and how the data we collect has evolved along with the Church.
CPF serves clergy and lay employees of the Church in many different ways. Hear stories from our clients about how we serve them so they can focus on their ministries and spreading the Gospel.
Socially Responsible Investing
For more than 20 years, CPF has been active in seeking investments that offer opportunities to realize competitive risk-adjusted returns, consistent with our investment objectives, while also achieving important social goals. Learn more about our commitment and view videos of our investments in action.
Insights & Ideas
We periodically organize and host Insights & Ideas, a series of conversations on socially responsible investing that examine the trends in positive impact investing and shareholder engagement. These events have convened thought leaders from the Church, the private sector, and CPG to share information, insights, and ideas.
Understanding the Church
Whether through research, in-person or virtual conferences and meetings, CPG acts intentionally to ensure that it understands the emerging trends and needs of the Church so that it can remain proactive in its service to those who serve the Church.
2020 Clergy Compensation Report
Several resolutions: Resolution 2018-C029, Resolution 2018-D005, and Resolution 2018-D037 asked CPG, as the Recorder of Ordinations, to develop and implement a strategy to show ordination, deployment, and compensation trends related to race, gender, and ethnicity by providing additional demographic data in the annual clergy compensation report. View our interactive 2020 Clergy Compensation Report and past reports.
Episcopal Clergy Financial Capability Assessment Study
The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University School of Business conducted a survey of Episcopal clergy that evaluated their financial capability and knowledge regarding retirement planning, debt management, and financial literacy. The results were discussed in a webinar hosted by CPG.
Retirement Readiness of Lay Employees
CPG’s Research & Date team hosted a webinar, Understanding Lay Retirement Readiness, to discuss insights from its research on Episcopal Church lay employee retirement readiness on the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Lay Employee Pension System.
The Parochial Report is the oldest, continuous gathering of data by The Episcopal Church. Together with other data, including that of the Recorder of Ordinations and the Registrar of General Convention, the Parochial Report provides an insight to the state of the church.
News for Bishops and Deputies
Resources on The Archives of The Episcopal Church
Reports to the General Convention (also known as The Blue Book)