Wespath Benefits Workshop for Clergy

Wespath Benefits and Investments – Delivered to You takes place in the afternoon for two days, November 8-9, 2021. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. CST on both days. On November 9, there will be optional breakout opportunities beginning at 11:30 a.m. CST.

The virtual link to attend will be sent to you within one week of the event from Wespath Events.

Details and Registration

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The registration fee is just $59.00 and includes the event Care Package that will be shipped to you in advance.

The deadline for registration is Friday, October 29, 2021. This deadline ensures that you will receive the Care Package and all of the materials to participate fully and enjoy the event.

Event Care Package

Each registered participant (by the deadline of October 29) will receive an event Care Package in the mail (a few days prior to the event). The package will contain materials that will be individually wrapped and should not be opened until instructed by a presenter during the virtual event. The Care Package will also provide an agenda and more information about the event.

Best News for this Virtual Event!

  • Enjoy a great night’s sleep from your own bed – no uncomfortable hotel pillows or scratchy blankets!
  • You can wear shorts and a t-shirt or pajamas and we won’t know! It’s camera-free!
  • You are a laptop away and travel times are light!
  • The environment is happy because this event is carbon-neutral!

Can you think of other great reasons for attending this virtual event? Send them our way via email and we will include it in our next promotional effort. Thanks! In advance.

How to View and Participate

You will receive the link to attend within one week of the event.

  • You can “attend” by smartphone or computer—so you can participate from anywhere! A laptop computer is recommended for the best experience (we do not recommend participating via a tablet).
  • No web camera is required for this event. You will be able to interact via chat and polling opportunities.

Special Offerings / Opportunities

  • Benefits Consultations—Schedule a consultation with a Wespath staff member. This private session is your opportunity to discuss your own account balance and pension projection. A knowledgeable Wespath representative will help you understand your specific benefit situation. Schedule your consultation using this Benefit Consultation registration link.
  • Pastoral Counseling / Spiritual Direction—If you are looking for an opportunity to explore your individual wellness issues in a safe, confidential manner, this session—facilitated by a professional counselor—is appropriate for you. Gain perspective from someone outside your conference who can listen, problem-solve and bless you with a fresh outlook on how to resolve your specific issue as well as offer new ideas for living a healthy and balanced life.
  • Clergy Well-Being Listening Session—Wespath would love to hear from you—your insights and perspectives regarding the clergy well-being survey results and suggestions for ways Wespath can continue to care for those who serve the UMC. If you are interested in participating in a listening session, please let us know during registration. We will reach out to you! Thanks, in advance—we appreciate your participation!
  • Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) awarded for attending this event. This certificate will provided to you via email after the completion of the event.
  • Virgin Pulse Points awarded for attending this event. Pulse points will be made available to you – if you are interested in receiving these bonus points – after the completion of the event.

Event Schedule

Tuesday, November 8: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. central

  • Your Spiritual Health
    • A Moment for Worship
  • Delivered to You Opening Session
  • Your Financial Health
    • Benefits Plans Highlight
    • Defined Benefit / Defined Contribution Plans
    • Ministerial Pension Plan (MPP)
    • Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP)
    • LifeStage Retirement Income Opportunity
    • United Methodist Personal Investment Plan (UMPIP)
    • Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP)
    • Tips and Tricks for Using Benefits Access—Your Benefits Portal
  • Your Physical Health – Focusing on Strength
  • Your Social Health – Benefits Trivia!

Tuesday, November 9
     11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. central

  • Breakout Opportunities
    • Saving Grace Information Session
    • General Conference 2022—Wespath Benefits Proposals
    • HealthFlex Election HELP!

     12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. central

  • Breakout Opportunities Repeat
    • Saving Grace Information Session
    • General Conference 2022—Wespath Benefits Proposals
    • HealthFlex Election HELP!

Day 2 Event—1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. central

  • Your Spiritual Health
    • A Moment for Worship
  • Your Financial Health
    • Clergy Taxes!
  • Your Physical Health
    • Understanding the World of Healthcare
    • Here’s to a Healthier You!
  • Your Emotional Health
    • Clergy Well-Being Survey Results
    • Emotional Health Check-in
  • Your Social Health
    • Benefits Trivia!
  • Closing Benediction