Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP) is a retirement program providing lifetime income and account flexibility designed for those who serve as clergy of The United Methodist Church. CRSP replaced the Ministerial Pension Plan (MPP) in 2007.
CRSP consists of both a defined benefit (DB) plan, which provides a monthly benefit at retirement based upon years of credited service to the Church, and a defined contribution (DC) plan, which provides a retirement account balance.
Who is Eligible?
Clergy under Episcopal appointment, serving full-time or part-time at a local church or Conference Responsible Entity are eligible to enroll in CRSP. Enrollment shall begin on the effective date of appointment. Please note full-time clergy are required to enroll in the plan. Part-time local pastors and members serving less-than-full-time may waive participation only if a Waiver of participation form is submitted to the Conference office.