How Do I Create a Secure Retirement?

2023 news 3The longest journey starts with a single step. So does a secure retirement. The Nazarene 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan offers pastors a significant opportunity to save for the future, especially with the new 403(b) Match* coming in 2024. But some may need assistance in how to get started in investing for their future. Fidelity’s September 14 web workshop, Get Started and Save for the Future You, can help. This workshop will discuss the benefits of saving in the 403(b) plan, how to enroll, and small steps you can take today to save more for tomorrow.

Our October 12 web workshop is for 403(b) participants who are closer to the end of their career. It’s entitled, Prepare for the Reality of Health Care in Retirement.” This workshop offers an overview of health care costs persons can anticipate in retirement, and how to prepare for them.

Select the title of a workshop above to register. Each session begins at 3:00 p.m. CT, and features a Fidelity representative. They will be joined by Pensions and Benefits USA directors Kevin P. Gilmore and Roger D. Creeden, who will be available to answer questions about Nazarene ministerial plans and benefits. Registrants who can’t attend a live session will receive an on-demand link following the webinar. Live workshops are eligible for CEU credit.

The final Fidelity web workshop of 2023, slated for November 9, is about Managing Unexpected Events and Expenses. It will feature information about how to prepare for and overcome financial events, like sudden job loss, medical expenses not covered by insurance, and other unforeseen emergencies.

If you participate in the Nazarene 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, watch your email for workshop registration links from Fidelity. If you have questions about registration or investing in the Nazarene 403(b) Plan, contact us at 888-888-4656 or

*Learn more about changes coming to the Nazarene 403(b) Plan in this article.