Church Charge Conference Forms Support
Welcome to our Church/Charge Conference support page!
On this page you have access to all the information you need to know about the Church/Charge conference forms. First you need to start on accessing the Church/Charge Conference forms via the personalized “People Portal”. The People Portal is a feature of the conference website to access your online Charge Conference forms. If you have a responsibility for a church/charge conference make sure your information is updated in the Church Portal. Contact your pastor or Church administrator for assistance.
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This is the second year that the “People Portal” is used for you to access your online Church/Charge Conference forms. We are not sending a link this year, but rather we want you to login to your "People Portal". For help to access your People Portal please read these instructions on "How to Login to People Portal"
On the left side of your personalized People Portal page you will see a menu with links to update your contact information, clergy directory, Info. Sheet for Appointment Update (Clergy and SPRC only), and your church dashboard for your charge/church. It is of extreme importance that on the Church Dashboard you update assignments and contacts. Please refer to these instructions on "How to Add or End Leadership Assignments" & "How to Update Contact Information for the Church Leadership"
Some forms are completed by downloading a PDF form and then uploading (attach) that form back to the online form. Or supporting documents may be uploaded. Be sure to download the PDF to your local computer so you can save the completed version for upload. Some web browsers will display the form when you click on the link, but you need to download it to be able to fill it in and save your work.
BISHOP'S VIDEO: The Bishop recorded a new video and he asks that you include the video in your Charge Conference agenda.
INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO: We have made this short video available for you to understand the Charge Conference Forms submission process such as to navigate accessing the People Portal and Church Dashboard. It also shows the steps to completing each online form.
Key points to remember:
- You can save a form and return to it if you need to gather information.
- After filling out and saving ALL the forms – you must also OFICIALLY SUBMIT all the forms. Once you do that, you cannot make further edits.
- If you need to edit a form after you have "officially submitted" the forms, contact one of our District Administrators. They can “un-submit” the forms so you can make changes.
- Some forms need to be passed to another person (finance or trustees chair for example). Copy the URL link from the web browser of the FormVite and sending to them via email.
2022 Compensation Form (due 10 days prior to the Charge Conference):
- If your church/charge has more than one clergy, from the church portal please fill an online form for each clergy.
- If you are appointed to a multiple point charge please submit only one compensation form on the church Charge Conference Forms portal for your primary church. Remember to do the percentage Multiple Charge Breakdown at the bottom of the Compensation form.
- Important documents for your reference:
All pastors must contribute at least 1% of their plan compensation (salary + housing) to UMPIP in order to receive the matching amount in their particular pension plan. Currently, these personal contributions that pastors make to UMPIP are paid through a payroll deduction at the local church level and the bill comes directly to the local church from Wespath. If you are making a change to your personal contributions to pensions through UMPIP, please submit a new 2021 UMPIP Contributions Agreement form to the Conference Benefits Officer. Here is the link to obtain the form Personal Investment Plans Page.
- The amount on line 1 of your Compensation Form must be equal to or greater than the MINIMUM SALARY amount listed below. These amounts were approved at the 2021 Annual Conference. Churches are encouraged to pay above the minimum. The 2022 recommended Minimum Compensation amounts are 2.0% higher than 2021.
- Full Elders and Deacons, Provisional Members and Associate Members $44,578
- Licensed Local Pastors $40,331
Pastors appointed Full-time or ¾ time, receive the church’s contribution toward their CRSP (Clergy Retirement Security Program) at 12% of plan compensation. They also qualify for the death and disability benefit through CPP (Comprehensive Protection Plan) at a rate of 2.4% of plan compensation in 2022. (It was 2.7% in 2021).
Pastors appointed 1/2 or 1/4 time, receive the church's contribution toward their UMPIP. The church pays 6% of plan the pastor's behalf.
- To PRINT a blank Compensation Form: Fill out the basic information (Charge, Name, Clergy & Appointment Status, District & Email) on the Compensation Form and right click anywhere on the form (or click Ctrl+P) to send to print.
- You may save the Compensation Form if you are not ready to submit it yet by clicking on the save button at the bottom. You will get an email link to go back to your saved Compensation form to finish it and submit it.
Feel free to call or email us with any questions. Thank you in advance for submitting your forms in a timely manner keeping in mind the Charge Conference Due Dates.