Ministerial Assistance and Enrichment Fund
This fund provides two kinds of assistance. From time to time, clergy are faced with personal emergencies and need modest help to meet their challenges. The Ministerial Assistance portion provides emergency financial assistance to ministers, both active and retired. Through this fund, dedicated care-givers can also receive support in times of need. This fund may also be used to supplement costs for a variety of continuing education opportunities including the Minister’s Convocation, seminars, and sabbatical leaves. This fund is not endowed and relies on contributions from individuals and churches for continuing support. All help is strictly confidential. Inquiries may be made to the Executive Director of the NACCC.
The Retired Ministers 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 now-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. To qualify for this gift, a minister must have served an NACCC member church for at least 10 years and also at the time of his or her retirement be a member in good standing of a member Church of the National Association. If retirement occurs before age 65 but the other requirements are met, the minister and/or spouse will begin receiving retirement gifts after attaining the age of 65. This gift is extended to a surviving, legally married spouse upon the death of the qualifying minister.