Ministerial Relief Offering
Gifts to the Ministerial Relief Offering from individuals, churches, Sunday School classes and WICs enable Ministerial Relief to assist needy retired and disabled pastors, missionaries, church lay workers, their widows and dependent children. Presently, over four hundred potential Relief recipients are being monitored. Applications for assistance from the Ministerial Relief Fund are carefully and confidentially reviewed. Gifts from the Relief Fund are given on the basis of need for a specified time period.
Often our retired pastors, missionaries, and, in some cases, their widows have incomes close to or below the Federal Poverty Level. Many served under a low salary structure and were not able to adequately participate in a retirement plan.