Conference Finance

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

Capital Campaign

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

Pension & Health Benefits

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

Conference Trustees

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

Committee on Leadership

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 Church Resources

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

  • Leadership Roles in the Local Church: See guidelines from the Book of Discipline regarding the Local Church Council, Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, Board of Trustees, and Finance Committee as well as additional information and resources for each of these roles. Continue
  • Local Church Finance Resources: A collection of documents and forms for the local church, including IRS forms, taxing requirements and guidelines, information for finance policies and church audits, and more. Continue
  • Church Property & Liability Information: 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
  • Church Employment: Changes to Federal Overtime Rules Effective December 1, 2016. On May 18, 2016 the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” overtime exemption rules. The final rule strengthens protection for workers by increasing the standard salary level for qualification for overtime exemption from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year). Learn more

2018 Charge Conference Forms

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

2018 Statistical Report

Church Property & Liability Information

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