This section provides important information from the Treasurer’s Office, including the Conference Remittance Payment System, Church Budgets and Monthly Financial Updates. It also provides information about the Conference Loan Fund and various grant programs, educational scholarships, and the conference Capital Campaign to retire our pre-1982 clergy pension liability obligation. Learn More
Fulfilling Our Covenant is a Conference-wide stewardship and financial campaign that strives to raise a minimum of $3,000,000 in gifts and pledges. It is one tier of a three tier, $11 million Annual Conference Resolution (RESOLUTION# 2012-21) to address the Pre-1982 Clergy Pension liability obligation. Learn more
Here you can gain access to the latest health insurance benefits information for active and retired clergy and participating church employees, get involved in healthy practices like the Virgin Pulse Walking Plan, and learn about conference retirement pensions and policies. We also offer links to helpful resources, including the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. Learn More
The Eastern PA Conference Board of Trustees oversees all properties of the Conference, including the Conference Office, the Bishop’s residence, all the District offices and parsonages, and all the Camp & Retreat Centers. Its purview includes protection, preservation and sale of church property and maintaining insurance coverage for all real estate and vehicles. Learn More
The Eastern PA Conference Committee on Leadership has created this new Leadership and Service Interest Survey Form as part of its new process for identifying capable, gifted persons to lead and serve in various important areas of conference-wide ministry. Responses will help the committee recommend future members and leaders to ministry groups—including boards, councils, committees, commissions, organizations, etc.—that work together to plan and implement ministry and mission throughout the conference. Learn More
Local churches, similar to the conference, have many important administrative responsibilities in caring for the life, property, mission and witness of the congregation. Roles and responsibilities, overseen by the pastor, are delegated among various church leaders, boards and committees, including the Trustees Board, the Finance Committee, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, the Administrative or Church Council, etc. Each requires training and resources to work effectively and cooperatively with fellow laborers in the household of God. Here we offer links to forms, job descriptions, instructions, reports and other resources for lay church leaders. Learn More
All Charge Conference forms are to be downloaded to your computer, saved in your computer, completed (don’t forget to save again!). For submission of forms, your District Office will provide instructions on the preferred method. The forms are designed to be completed on a computer and the answer boxes will expand to accommodate the length of your response.
DUE DATES: Your clergy profile is due 2 weeks prior to your pastoral interview. All other forms except the Church Budget and Fund Balance report are due two weeks before your charge conference or by Nov. 15 – whichever comes first. Pay close attention to the 2018 Church Forms Schedule and plan ahead. Do not make the DRA have to chase down your reports!
We hope that you will find the annual reporting process to be an opportunity to celebrate your church’s achievements, a useful tool to evaluate your church’s ministry goals and objectives, and a helpful process to ask important accountability questions. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact your District Office. Read more
Access information from the Conference’s Insurance Broker, EH & D, including an insurance policies overview, forms and information regarding worker’s compensation, volunteers, and day care risk management, and boiler inspection information. Continue