Brethren Pension Plan Handbook


The Plan is a church retirement savings account program described in section 403(b)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Internal Revenue Code permits denominations and churches to set up retirement plans designed to save tax dollars now and in the future. The Plan takes full advantage of these tax savings, while at the same time providing you with several different investment options through which your money can grow.

This Handbook is a Summary of the Plan.

The Plan is governed by the Plan’s legal document. In the event that this summary is inconsistent with the Plan document, the legal document will control.

Building financial security

Bettering the world


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.