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SUPPORTING CHURCH ADMINISTRATORS & TREASURERS

In ministry, taking care of the details is good stewardship. Whether you lead the business operations of a large church/ministry or volunteer as treasurer at a small church, we walk with you to make sure your pastor and staff are well cared for – through every detail. Geneva’s team of benefit advisors and retirement planners are ready to serve you and your ministry staff.

How we can help:

Financial Health

  • Church-based retirement plan with special benefits for ministers and lay-staff
  • Advice on navigating + structuring pastoral compensation
  • Free group or individual consultations about personal and church finances
  • Retirement planning for your staff from team of certified planners

Physical Health

  • Group insurance options that reduce taxes for employees
  • HR support for volunteer treasurers and church administrators
  • Financial assistance with health insurance for pastors in between calls
  • Emergency relief for pastors and staff when the unexpected happens

Emotional Health

  • Christian counseling and support for staff and families
  • Subsidized counseling for pastors’ wives
  • Pastoral transition support (in between calls)
  • Other wellbeing resources for staff

Free call package support

Access your expert-prepared guidelines on well-designed call packages and pastoral compensation, made specifically for ministers.

VIEW RESOURCES

FAQ

How do we add insurance benefits?

You can add insurance benefits for your church/ministry staff by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Visit our My Benefits page to download and complete two forms:

A) Group Insurance Adoption Agreement (IAA). This allows you to select which insurance products your organization will offer full-time employees.

B) Benefit Plan Enrollment Form. This provides us with the information needed to set up an account in SmartBen (our on-line benefits administrator).

Step 2: Request a secure email link by emailing us at enrollment@genevabenefits.org.

Step 3: Submit forms through secure link.

How do we add a new hire for benefits?

New hires should complete and submit an Enrollment form, found on our My Benefits page, and enroll for new insurance benefits within the first 30 days of hire.

When are benefits effective?

Benefits are effective the first day of the month following the date of hire. Please do not send contributions before this date.

Are we invoiced for coverage a month in advance?

The monthly invoice from Geneva reflects the premiums for the current month’s coverage.  Please submit the Total Amount Due each month by the Due Date listed on the invoice.

How do I communicate employee status changes to Geneva?

Please copy the current month’s invoice which lists the employee and his/her coverage.  On the copied sheet, make a note by that employee’s name with the change of employment and the last day worked, if applicable. Fax (678.825.1261) or email the page to Geneva for processing at benefits@genevabenefits.org. Changes and any needed adjustments will be reflected on the next month’s invoice (credits or retro billings).

Do I have to be ordained to enroll for Geneva benefits?

No, ordination is not a requirement for enrollment in Geneva benefits. Employees who work 30 or more hours per week are considered full-time and eligible for Geneva group benefits (both retirement & insurance).

What elements should go in our minister’s call package?

Geneva’s team of experts has created a host of free resources for sessions, pastors, and presbyteries to reference in the construction of their ministers’ call packages. Visit this page to learn more about thoughtfully built call packages and how your church can lovingly and generously care for your pastor(s).

Reach out for a consultation

FINANCIAL PLANNING

Director of Retirement Readiness, Rev. Don Aldin (CRPC®)
retirement@genevabenefits.org

INSURANCE OPTIONS

Director of Benefit Services, Mark Melendez (CRPC®)
benefits@genevabenefits.org

STRUCTURING PASTORAL COMPENSATION

Sr. Financial Planning Advisors, Rev. Dave Anderegg (CFP®)
retirement@genevabenefits.org

WELLBEING RESOURCES

VP of People & Culture, Rev. Jon Medlock
relief@genevabenefits.org

Helpful Resources

A Work of Gospel Grace and Mercy: Why Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church Supports the Relief Fund

Today, a significant number of retired ministers and their spouses face financial difficulties. Their ministry positions limited their earning potential which resulted in limited savings. Ordinary expenses like groceries, housing expenses, and medical bills threaten to exhaust the modest funds they possess.

Geneva Benefits Group Launches Innovative Ministerial Wellbeing Sabbatical Matching Program

New Program Will Increase Accessibility to Sabbaticals by Offering Matching Funds of Up to $10,000 for Qualifying PCA Churches and Ministries

Rhythms to Protect Your Family's Future Wellbeing

Learn practical steps to protect your family's future wellbeing by making sure your beneficiaries are up-to-date and accurate.