Goal: To provide district superintendents with tools and resources for training in order to achieve consistency across the conference.
Section 1: Overview for the Staff/Pastor Parish Relations CommitteeCharacteristics of Effective and Ineffective S/PPRCs (pdf)Covenant of Leadership Duties of the S/PPRC from the Book of Discipline (Word)Expectations of Pastoral Leadership (pdf)Guide for Deacons (pdf)SPRC Committee Training Workbook (pdf)SPRC Training, Power Point Presentation
Section 2: Personnel IssuesChart on Pastor/Staff Salaries (Word)Continuing Education, Study Leave, and Sabbaticals (Word)Employment Agreement: Deacon (Word)Employment Agreement: Lay Staff (Word)Duties of the Pastor from the Discipline (Word)General Church Personnel Guidelines (GCFA Web site)Guidelines for Continuing Education (Word)Job Description SamplesSample Personnel Policies (Word)Self-care Covenant (Word)Virginia Conference Sexual Ethics Policy (Word)Sample Local Church Sexual Ethics Policy (Word) Sexual Ethics Resources and Information (Word)Vacation Policy (Word)What Does the Discipline Say About Nonappointed Church Staff? (Word)
Section 3: Parsonage IssuesClergy Housing Guidelines (Word)Guidelines for Moving Expenses (Word)Minimum Standards for the Parsonage (Word)Policy at the Time of Change of Pastors (Word)Other Parsonage Resources
Section 4: Appointment IssuesAppointment Review for Pastors (Word)Associate Pastor Process (Word)Church Profile Instructions for Appointment Process (Word)Church and Community Profile Information (Word)Deacon Appointment Request Form (pdf)Joint Pastor-SPRC Appointment Preference Form (Word)Pastoral Transition Guidelines (pdf)Section 5: Annual EvaluationAnnual Evaluation for Clergy and Staff, Virginia Conference (Word) Characteristics of Effective Clergy (Word) Ministry Review for Certified Lay Minister (See Pathways step for instructions) (Word)
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