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Sample Staff Handbook

Sample handbook for church staff in an editable format.

Sample Staff Handbook Table of Contents

Church’s Mission and Vision……………………………………………………………………………………………. 3
Pastoral Staff…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
Pastoral Staff Compensation Plan…………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
Pastoral Staff Family and Medical Leave …………………………………………………………………………… 5
Ministry Support Staff…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6
Personal Data Changes…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7
Work Schedules and Time Keeping…………………………………………………………………………………… 8
Sabbath Keeping and Sabbatical Leave …………………………………………………………………………….. 8
Tardiness and Absences………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8
Personal Appearance and Conduct…………………………………………………………………………………… 9
Confidentiality ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9
Performance Reviews…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9
Benefits………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10
Vacation Policy…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10
Holidays and Holiday Pay………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11
Bad Weather Policy………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11
Personal Days………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11
Bereavement Leave ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12
Jury Duty …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12
Continuing Education and Professional Training ………………………………………………………………. 12
Role of the Pastor’s Cabinet ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12
Hiring Policies and Procedures ………………………………………………………………………………………. 13
Hiring Guidelines………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13
Interim Personnel ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13
Termination Policies and Procedures……………………………………………………………………………… 14
Resignation …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14
Termination ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 14
Due Process for Termination for Issues other than Moral Failure……………………………………….. 15
General Policies …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 16
Staff Meetings……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 16
Expense Reimbursement………………………………………………………………………………………………. 16
Financial Policies………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 16
Technical Communications Policy…………………………………………………………………………………… 16
Publishing……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 17
Smoking Policy …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 17
Receipt of Documents ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 18
Acknowledgment…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 18
Appendix 1 (Ministry Oversight)………………………………………………………………………………….Tab 1
Appendix 2 (Leadership Development) ………………………………………………………………………..Tab 2
Appendix 3 (Central FMC Policies, i.e., Facility, Vehicle, Wedding)…………………………………..Tab 3

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