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New and Improved Guidelines Will Significantly Aid Pastors, Churches, and Presbyteries in Creating Comprehensive Call Packages

Lawrenceville, GAGeneva Benefits Group, the leading provider of retirement and benefits services for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), is pleased to announce updated and expanded Call Package Guidelines. These guidelines have been updated and redesigned to better serve pastors, churches, and presbyteries in creating comprehensive and well-designed call packages that support the financial, physical, and emotional wellbeing of ministers and their families.

Originally introduced in 2011 in response to a retirement readiness survey, the Call Package Guidelines have since become a valuable resource used by hundreds of pastors and sessions within the PCA. However, recognizing the need for continual improvement and adaptation to evolving needs, Geneva embarked on a comprehensive update process to ensure that the guidelines remain relevant and effective.

The new Call Package Guidelines feature a fresh design and have been divided into three distinct versions tailored to pastors, churches, and presbyteries. This approach ensures that each stakeholder has access to the specific information and guidance they require to develop well-structured call packages that align with their unique needs and resources.

Other Key Features: 

  • New question-and-answer format that makes it easier to navigate and quickly find the information you need. 
  • Clear outline of the four essentials of a well-designed call package, including Compensation, Retirement, Insurance, and Wellbeing, offering comprehensive insights and practical suggestions for each area.
  • New content on recommended Wellbeing practices. 
  • Links to video libraries that explain the intricacies of housing allowance. 

Ed Dunnington, President of Geneva Benefits Group, shared his thoughts on the significance of the updated guidelines: “Ministry is a call to sacrifice. But, the crosses you bear should not include financial burdens that harm your family and damage your ministry. We—ministers, churches, and presbyteries—must all work together with humble hearts to ensure those in ministry have their physical, mental, and spiritual needs adequately met.”

Geneva Benefits Group remains committed to supporting the Presbyterian Church in America by providing comprehensive retirement and benefits solutions. The launch of the new Call Package Guidelines is a testament to this commitment, as Geneva continues to help pastors, ministry workers, churches, and presbyteries thrive.

For more information on Geneva Benefits and to access the newly launched Call Package Guidelines, please visit genevabenefits.org/call-package-guidelines.

About Geneva Benefits: Geneva Benefits Group is the leading provider of retirement and benefits services for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). With a mission to guide PCA pastors and ministry workers through the complexities of financial planning and employee benefits, Geneva offers a range of services and resources designed to ensure the well-being and long-term flourishing of those serving in ministry. For more information, visit genevabenefits.org.

Geneva Benefits Group serves those who serve others, providing practical support for the financial, physical, and mental wellbeing of people who work in full-time ministry.

Geneva offers preparedness and peace of mind with solutions tailored to the needs of ministry leaders and staff.