For the pastor and the main board of the church
The pastor shall be the spiritual and ministries leader of the church, responsible for the worship services, programs, ministries, and staff of the church.
He shall serve as ex-officio member of the Church Board and all committees of the church. Continue reading “Recommendation for Constitution”
Our pastor teaches well and works hard at both sermons and lessons. 1-7 Continue reading “Annual Review”
“The Soccer Field” – a model for the ministries of the board of a church, to distinguish that from the Sunday and daily ministries of the pastoral staff
The Four Boundaries, and policies or goals that can guide actions related to those
Statement of faith
…We will not change this, unless a clarification is needed.
…We will have a way it is posted so anyone can see it easily.
Constitution Continue reading “The 4 Boundaries”
Leaders of a local church –the senior pastor and the board — must adopt clear policies, “sand bags” to keep storms out.
Very necessary because…
…we should not trust ourselves or others, pastors and nice people included.
…the enemy seeks to hurt the church by the moral fall of its leaders.
…pastors and staff are vulnerable because they are often so trusted.
…pastors and staff are vulnerable because they honestly seek to help needy people.
…the news reports scream that policies either were not there or were broken. …Jesus Christ is Lord and to be glorified.
Continue reading “Boundaries For Pastor And Staff”
Because of our allegiance to our Lord Jesus Christ and to the inspired Word of God, the Bible, we choose to understand and teach that marriage is a sacred covenant and commitment reserved for one woman and one man.
Our policy is to honor or officiate at only that kind of marriage.
Therefore we believe that a homosexual relationship is contrary to God’s truth and clear guidance. We will seek to love and help anyone who differs with this, Continue reading “Church Policy on Same-sex Attraction and Same-sex Marriage”
- The senior pastor is not a true member.
- The pastor(s) do not disciple and prepare “prospectives.”
- There are no term limits.
- The board is too small.
Continue reading “Common Mistakes, Main Board”
TO BE THE MAIN TEAM OF THE BOARD TO GIVE OVERSIGHT TO THE FINANCES AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD ABOUT BUDGET
Personnel: At least two or three members of the board, including one as chairman of finances; one to three others from the church as determined by the board; and these ex-officio members: senior pastor and chair of the board, both of whom are voting members of all church committees. Continue reading “JOB DESCRIPTION for Finance Committee of the Board of the Church”
TO BE THE MAIN TEAM OF THE BOARD TO GIVE OVERSIGHT TO THE BUILDING IMPROVEMENT AND CAPITAL BUDGET OF THE CHURCH
Personnel: At least two members of the board, including one as chair of building/capital, and one to three others from the church as determined by the board; and these ex-officio members: senior pastor and chair of the board, Continue reading “JOB DESCRIPTION for Building/Capital Committee of the Board of the Church”
Setting Salaries on a Church Staff
For sure a church should have steps for evaluating and setting salaries on paper so that “the wheel” is not reinvented each year, and as a help to new leaders.
PRESUPPOSITIONS Continue reading “Memo On Setting Salaries for Church Staff”