Guidance and Referral
There are both formal and informal ways that DFM offers guidance and counsel to clergy. A phone call to the NACCC office will put clergy in touch with someone who can help when the stresses and challenges of serving God in a local Church are negatively affecting the pastoral performance of his/her calling.
The Ministerial Assistance and Enrichment Fund
This fund is broken into two parts. The Ministerial Assistance portion provides emergency financial assistance to ministers, both active and retired.
The Enrichment portion of the fund is used as financial supplemental support for a variety of continuing education opportunities including the Minister’s Convocation, continuing education, and sabbatical leaves.
This fund is not endowed and relies on contributions from individuals and churches for continuing support.
2012 Ministerial Assistance and Enrichment Fund Appeal
Letter to Churches
The Retired Minister’s Fund
This fund was established by the Rev. Dr. Max Strang, a long-time Congregational minister, and Mr. Fred Hoerner, a Congregational layman, to recognize the value of the service rendered by retired Congregational ministers and their spouses. This endowed fund has been supported generously by the churches and individuals of the NACCC and provides a modest annual gift to all retired ministers who have served NACCC churches.