To better serve our churches, FCMM will close the Payroll Service in 2022 in favor of providers who have in recent years addressed the specific needs of church staff pay processing.
Launched in 2014 with the processing assistance of a payroll vendor, the FCMM Payroll Service uniquely bundled payroll with the FCMM Benefit Plan (Long Term Disability and Life/AD&D Insurance) in a single package. In addition, the Service automated Retirement Plan contributions. During these years, FCMM assisted participating churches with organizing their staff compensation and complying with labor standards for classification. Valessa Caspers, FCMM’s Manager of Benefits and Client Services, has given many hours to this service along with her work with both retirement and benefit programs.
However, in the years since FCMM began the payroll service, there has been considerable improvement in vendors understanding the unique characteristics of church payroll and clergy tax treatment. We have concluded that churches can be better served by using a provider with both expertise and scale of operation that is even more effective.
During this phaseout year, FCMM Payroll Service will assist client churches in transitioning to new providers, with a termination of our service no later than December 31.
While there are other payroll services available, FCMM has evaluated the capabilities and growing market of MinistryWorks® and recommends this church-specialized service to EFCA
churches. See Payroll Service for more information. For a free quote on payroll services for your ministry, start here. Please mention that you were referred by FCMM and that you are affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America.
While FCMM focuses on Retirement Plan and Benefit Plan services, we continue to be available to assist churches with questions concerning compensation and benefits. Please see our website for resources on church compensation as well as retirement planning and disability protection.