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How we serve you at BBT

Since it was created more than 70 years ago as the Pension Board, this ministry has followed the principle of stewardship identified by Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians

Our outreach to the Church of the Brethren community springs from our devotion to our members’ financial, physical, and spiritual wellness.

Socially Responsible Investing

Through Brethren Pension Plan and Brethren Foundation, BBT enables your investments to promote Brethren values through positive investing and shareholder advocacy.

Workshops

As the financial agency of the Church of the Brethren, we must serve as financial advocates to our members. Our insight sessions are presented by experts in the fields of retirement, banking, investments, planned giving, and health care.

Church Workers’ Assistance Plan

Brethren Pension Plan has a built-in giving component that diverts 1 percent of employer contributions to a need-based program for current and retired employees of the Church and its affiliated organizations.

Education

Members of the Church of the Brethren can rely on BBT to help them be better stewards of the gifts God has given them through frequent news releases and six print and online publications.

Denominational Dialog and Collaboration

BBT regularly partners with its sister agencies — Annual Conference, Bethany Seminary, Church of the Brethren Inc., and On Earth Peace — to ensure that we are serving the needs of our denomination while helping it to grow and prosper.

District Conferences

The annual gatherings hosted by each Church of the Brethren district are great opportunities for BBT staff to meet with members of the denomination. We strive to attend each conference so that your questions can be answered, your concerns can be heard, and your congregations can be celebrated.

Memorial Tribute

BBT honors servants of the Church who have passed away in the last year through a multimedia presentation at Annual Conference.

Building financial security

Bettering the world

Together

Brethren Benefit Trust provides retirement benefits, health and welfare benefits, asset management, and financial advocacy to pastors, employees, and members of the greater Church of the Brethren community.

Since it began as the Pension Board in 1943, BBT has been called to serve its members and clients, and we are thankful for that opportunity.