Ministry Policy

//Ministry Policy
Ministry Policy 2017-08-10T11:53:55+00:00

There are many categories of policy on XPastor. You can find policies in some of the drop down menus, such as Operations, Finance or Staffing. You can also search for specific content in the search box, such as strategy, vision or leadership. Click here to read more about the policy pages …

 

Teaching Sensitive Topics Policy

March 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Teaching Sensitive Topics Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church—items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and church policies. Below is the Teaching Sensitive Topics Policy from Trinity Lutheran Church [...]

Sexual Abuse “Fire Drill”: Put Preparation to the Test

September 8th, 2014|Comments Off on Sexual Abuse “Fire Drill”: Put Preparation to the Test

The "Fire Drill" article below has a companion piece, entitled Sexual Abuse Response Planning. After reading this article, refer to the planning form; it’s a valuable framework for discussion/planning a responsive effort to an allegation—even a [...]

Sexual Abuse Response Planning

September 8th, 2014|Comments Off on Sexual Abuse Response Planning

This planning guide has a companion piece called Sexual Abuse “Fire Drill”: Put Preparation to the Test, an article that give further explanation. The planning guide below should serve as a worksheet after reading the "Fire [...]

Wedding Policy and Forms

November 8th, 2013|Comments Off on Wedding Policy and Forms

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is a link to the 52-page Wedding Policy and forms [...]

Video: Crisis Management for Churches

June 28th, 2013|Comments Off on Video: Crisis Management for Churches

Crises can even hit any church or ministry. Are you prepared? David Middlebrook of the Church Law Group lays out some foundational steps to mitigate the potential damage of a difficult situation. David Middlebrook, and [...]

Boundaries for Youth Leaders

June 19th, 2013|Comments Off on Boundaries for Youth Leaders

It seems like a regular occurrence that I hear about a youth pastor or a youth leader messing up with a teenager sexually. It is sad, but it is the reality. The reality is simple. [...]

Intellectual Property Policy

April 4th, 2013|Comments Off on Intellectual Property Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Intellectual Property Policy of Christ Community Church of [...]

Cardiac Emergency Response Plan

January 13th, 2013|Comments Off on Cardiac Emergency Response Plan

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and Policies. Below is the Cardiac Emergency Response Plan of Old North Church [...]

Children’s Ministry Policy

January 13th, 2013|Comments Off on Children’s Ministry Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, Review Forms and policies.  Below is the Children's Ministry Policy of Old North Church of [...]

Children’s Volunteers Policy

January 13th, 2013|Comments Off on Children’s Volunteers Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, Review Forms and policies. Below is the Children's Volunteers Policy of Old North Church of [...]

Benevolent Fund Policy

January 13th, 2013|Comments Off on Benevolent Fund Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, Review Forms and policies.  Below is the 2011 Benevolent Fund Policy of Old North Church [...]

Benevolence Policy and Form

January 10th, 2013|Comments Off on Benevolence Policy and Form

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review form, applications and policies. Below is the 2012 Benevolence Policy and form from Southbridge [...]

Benevolence and Financial Assistance Policy and Procedure

January 10th, 2013|Comments Off on Benevolence and Financial Assistance Policy and Procedure

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Benevolence and Financial Assistance Policy and Procedure of [...]

Benevolence Application

January 10th, 2013|Comments Off on Benevolence Application

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Benevolence Application from Northeast Bible Church of San [...]

Missions Policy

January 3rd, 2013|Comments Off on Missions Policy

XPastor tries to help churches out by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms, applications, employee handbooks and policies. Below is the 2008 Missions Policy from [...]

Care Fund Policy

January 3rd, 2013|Comments Off on Care Fund Policy

XPastor tries to help churches out by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, employee handbooks, review forms and policies. Below is the 2005 Care Fund Policy of [...]

Care Ministries Assistance Policy

January 3rd, 2013|Comments Off on Care Ministries Assistance Policy

XPastor tries to help churches out by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, employee handbooks, review forms and policies. Below is the Care Ministries Assistance Policy from [...]

Peacemaking Policy

December 27th, 2012|Comments Off on Peacemaking Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, Review Forms and Policies.  Below is the Peacemaking Policy of Northwest Bible Church of Dallas, [...]

Ordination Procedures

December 27th, 2012|Comments Off on Ordination Procedures

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below are the Ordination Procedures of Northwest Bible Church in Dallas, [...]

On-Call Care Procedures

December 27th, 2012|Comments Off on On-Call Care Procedures

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below are the On-Call Care Procedures of Northwest Bible Church in [...]

Nursery Procedures

December 27th, 2012|Comments Off on Nursery Procedures

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Nursery Procedures of Northwest Bible Church in Dallas, [...]

Missions Policy

December 25th, 2012|Comments Off on Missions Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies.  Below is the Missions Policy from Northwest Bible Church of Dallas, [...]

Mercy Ministry Policy

December 25th, 2012|Comments Off on Mercy Ministry Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies.  Below is the 2002 Mercy Ministry Policy of Northwest Bible Church [...]

Children’s Learning Center Policy

December 25th, 2012|Comments Off on Children’s Learning Center Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Children's Learning Center Policy of Northwest Bible Church [...]

Church Restoration Policy

December 24th, 2012|Comments Off on Church Restoration Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the 1999 Church Restoration Policy of Northwest Bible Church [...]

Children’s Ministry Volunteer Application

December 24th, 2012|Comments Off on Children’s Ministry Volunteer Application

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is a Children's Ministry Volunteer Application from Northwest Bible Church [...]

Church Art in Ministry Procedures

December 24th, 2012|Comments Off on Church Art in Ministry Procedures

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below are the Church Art in Ministry Procedures of Northwest Bible [...]

Appointment Policy

December 24th, 2012|Comments Off on Appointment Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the 2004 Appointment Policy of Northwest Bible Church in [...]

Suggestions for Writing Church Policies

December 17th, 2012|Comments Off on Suggestions for Writing Church Policies

Every XP deals with church policy. Some of you love them, others tolerate it, while others avoid it like a plague. But every church needs them. When writing policies for your church, keep in mind [...]

Divorce and Remarriage Position Paper

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Divorce and Remarriage Position Paper

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is a Position Paper on Divorce and Remarriage by the [...]

Leadership Qualifications and Divorce Policy

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Leadership Qualifications and Divorce Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Leadership Qualification and Divorce Policy of Woodinville Alliance [...]

Care Ministries Assistance Policy

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Care Ministries Assistance Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the 2005 Care Ministries Assistance Policy at Bible Fellowship [...]

Care Fund Policy

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Care Fund Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and church policies. Below is the 2005 Care Fund Policy of Bible Fellowship [...]

Community Impact Application

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Community Impact Application

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Community Impact Application of Christ Community Church in [...]

A Social Activism Position Paper

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on A Social Activism Position Paper

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is a 1997 Social Activism Position Paper by Henderson Hills [...]

Communications System

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Communications System

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Communications System of Hope Community Church in Raleigh, [...]

Children’s Policy Manual

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Children’s Policy Manual

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Children's Policy Manual of The Sanctuary Fellowship of [...]

Kids’ Volunteer Handbook

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Kids’ Volunteer Handbook

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the 2007 Kids Volunteer Handbook of Grace Covenant Church [...]

Volunteer Background Check Permission Form

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Volunteer Background Check Permission Form

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Volunteer Background Check Permission Form of L2 Church [...]

Children’s and Youth Volunteer Policy and Forms

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Children’s and Youth Volunteer Policy and Forms

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Children's/Youth Volunteer Policy and Forms of Fellowship Bible [...]

Student Ministries Policy

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Student Ministries Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Student Ministries Policy of Old North Church of [...]

Care Ministry Strategy, Process and Job Descriptions

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Care Ministry Strategy, Process and Job Descriptions

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the 2010 Care Ministries Strategy, Process and Job Descriptions [...]

Benevolence Policy

December 14th, 2012|Comments Off on Benevolence Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Benevolence Policy of Apostles Church of New York, [...]

Emergency Preparedness for Churches

December 6th, 2012|Comments Off on Emergency Preparedness for Churches

Nobody likes to think a disaster or act of violence could happen to them. Maybe you’ve never even considered that it might happen to your church. Disasters or acts of violence are difficult to foresee [...]

The Church Staff’s Role During a Divorce

December 5th, 2012|Comments Off on The Church Staff’s Role During a Divorce

Nothing pains like divorce … especially when children are involved. While divorce is a family matter, it can spill into the workplace through child custody disputes. This can be quite challenging for leaders who must [...]