As part of caring for retired ministers and missionaries, the EPC has established the Gratitude Gift Fund. This fund is administered by the Board of Benefits in order to provide financial assistance to retired ministers in need. It is funded by the annual Christmas Gratitude Gift Offering.
The Stated Clerk of the General Assembly conducts an annual survey. Part of the purpose of this survey is to determine if there is any special or ongoing financial need. The Clerk then makes anonymous recommendations to the Board regarding those needs.