History and Background
The Church Benefits Association (CBA), formerly called the
Church Pensions Conference, is a voluntary membership association
of approximately 50 church pension boards, religious orders
and denominational benefit programs for clergy and church professionals.
CBA began as a yearly conference in 1915. In it's over one hundred
year history, it has grown from just a meeting to an association
with activities in all areas of church benefits.
Membership in the CBA is open to any organization sponsoring
or administering church benefit programs. A list of current
members can be found in the Membership section of the web site.
The main activity of the CBA is its annual
meeting. The annual meeting is a forum for the dissemination,
study and discussion of information relating to the efficiency
of operating church employee benefits programs and the administration
of those programs.
The Association is dedicated to promoting excellence
and preserving the traditions of church benefit boards and
church benefit plans through nonpartisan education, collaboration