BBT’s Employee Financial Services is a ministry designed to assist current and retired pastors and church workers with programs and services that extend beyond BBT’s set fiduciary ministries of pension, insurance, asset management, and deferred gift management. As part of EFS, BBT administers two grant programs: Church Workers’ Assistance Plan and Supplemental Income for Equitable Annuitants.
Church Workers’ Assistance Plan stems from the Church of the Brethren’s commitment to mutuality within the church and is funded by local churches and districts that participate in the Pension Plan. It provides financial support to church workers with specific financial needs.
Supplemental Income for Equitable Annuitants supports lay workers who were employed by the General Board before eligibility in the Brethren Pension Plan was expanded to include laity.
In addition to the grant programs, BBT provides financial expertise as a service to the church. BBT staff members conduct educational seminars, presentations, and Insight Sessions on issues related to stewardship, investing, and finance, covering such diverse topics as socially responsible consuming, estate planning, and credit card debt.