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The Ministerial Retirement Benefit Plan of the [[United Missionary Church|United Missionary Church was]]begun in 1940. In the earlier history of the church ministers were only partially supported and were expected to provide a portion of their own living. The Retirement Plan came as a consequence of a supported ministry, giving full time to ministerial work. It was inaugurated as a result of an agreement that pastors would pay a small percentage of their salaries into the fund, and that the church which they served would also pay into the fund a certain amount annually. Each congregation was expected to pay into the Retirement Fund 50¢ per member annually, and the pastor was expected to pay one per cent of his salary up to $1200 per annum, and 2 per cent of the portion over that amount. The maximum benefit paid to any retired minister was $35 per month and to widows of deceased ministers a maximum of $100 per year. In 1948 a Death Benefit Insurance was incorporated into the Retirement Fund, with a maximum death benefit of $1000.  
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The Ministerial Retirement Benefit Plan of the [[United Missionary Church|United Missionary Church was]]begun in 1940. In the earlier history of the church ministers were only partially supported and were expected to provide a portion of their own living. The Retirement Plan came as a consequence of a supported ministry, giving full time to ministerial work. It was inaugurated as a result of an agreement that pastors would pay a small percentage of their salaries into the fund, and that the church which they served would also pay into the fund a certain amount annually. Each congregation was expected to pay into the Retirement Fund 50¢ per member annually, and the pastor was expected to pay one per cent of his salary up to $1200 per annum, and 2 per cent of the portion over that amount. The maximum benefit paid to any retired minister was $35 per month and to widows of deceased ministers a maximum of $100 per year. In 1948 a Death Benefit Insurance was incorporated into the Retirement Fund, with a maximum death benefit of $1000.
 
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The Ministerial Retirement Benefit Plan of the United Missionary Church wasbegun in 1940. In the earlier history of the church ministers were only partially supported and were expected to provide a portion of their own living. The Retirement Plan came as a consequence of a supported ministry, giving full time to ministerial work. It was inaugurated as a result of an agreement that pastors would pay a small percentage of their salaries into the fund, and that the church which they served would also pay into the fund a certain amount annually. Each congregation was expected to pay into the Retirement Fund 50¢ per member annually, and the pastor was expected to pay one per cent of his salary up to $1200 per annum, and 2 per cent of the portion over that amount. The maximum benefit paid to any retired minister was $35 per month and to widows of deceased ministers a maximum of $100 per year. In 1948 a Death Benefit Insurance was incorporated into the Retirement Fund, with a maximum death benefit of $1000.


Author(s) J. A Huffman
Date Published 1957


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Huffman, J. A. "Ministerial Retirement Benefit Plan (United Missionary Church)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 28 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ministerial_Retirement_Benefit_Plan_(United_Missionary_Church)&oldid=90016.

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Huffman, J. A. (1957). Ministerial Retirement Benefit Plan (United Missionary Church). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Ministerial_Retirement_Benefit_Plan_(United_Missionary_Church)&oldid=90016.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 696. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.


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