About the Church Alliance

The Church Alliance advocates for employee benefits for faith leaders and their families, as well as the continued recognition of religious liberty and the unique governance structure of church benefits plans. This allows our member church benefits organizations to offer plans that provide for workers, while matching the faith and values of their respective traditions. Clergy and lay workers typically expect their benefits plans to align with their faith’s core teachings and philosophies. Church benefits organizations offer advantages to those who serve faith communities, such as:

Church benefits plans reflecting the denomination’s belief system.

Lower costs compared to what individual churches and clergy can access on their own.

Participation with a benefits provider with a mission, structure, and history of supporting the denomination, its clergy, lay workers, and their families.

Consistent support for itinerant clergy and their families.

Access to benefits in rural and underserved areas.


What the Church Alliance Does

The_United_States_Capitol_Building_in_Washington_DCThe Church Alliance communicates about the needs of those served by our members, so those needs are understood by Congress and regulators as particular legislative and regulatory issues are considered. The Church Alliance supports a framework that allows diverse faith communities to serve their clergy and lay workers in a manner consistent with their religious beliefs. To that end, we work with other benefits organizations and coalitions, in addition to policymakers, to advocate on behalf of our member organizations and the many faith leaders serving our communities.

Church Alliance Members

Church Alliance MembersEstablished in 1975, the Church Alliance membership includes church benefits organizations from mainline and evangelical Protestant denominations, conservative and reform Jewish movements, and Catholic schools and institutions. Our highly professional member organizations are staffed with business leaders, attorneys, accountants, actuaries, and more.

Leaders within Church Alliance organizations understand the needs of their faith communities, while also managing benefits and investing related assets in a prudent manner. Church benefits plans are designed and managed to meet the needs of specific ministries, which in turn, contributes to the rich landscape of faith-based activities seen and felt everywhere from America’s small towns to its largest metropolitan areas.

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