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The Central Conference Pension Initiative is the work of the Global Pensions Task Force, an inter-agency committee of The United Methodist Church. The Task Force is investigating the possibility of offering pension support to the clergy and lay workers of the central conferences. Please refer to the documents below for more information on this initiative.

Making Retirement Good for All God’s Servants

The Rev. Irene Kabete from Zimbabwe has experienced how the lack of a decent pension plan affects a pastor.

“My father was a pastor for almost 30years, and the only thing he got from the church was a farewell party,” said Kabete, a former pastor at Inner City United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe, who is now a seminary student at Drew University. [more]

Video Story: Central Conference Pension

On the surface, Monrovia, Liberia's capital city is bustling and energetic. People are enjoying peace for the first time in years. But there is a quiet uneasiness. After 20 years of war, they know peace can evaporate easily. Ministry in rural Liberia is difficult under the best of circumstances. But for those who serve faithfully, retirement does not mean an end to the insecurity. [view the video]

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