Our church staff should dress in such a way that their appearance in the office and when we gather for worship on Sundays is neat, clean, professional, modest, and in congruence with our style. When deciding what to wear throughout the week, please be mindful of your day. For example, if you have important meetings one day, dress appropriately for those meetings.
Please remember that ministry can be unpredictable. So, it is important to dress in a way that would be acceptable for any circumstance (unscheduled meeting with a church member, unexpected hospital visit, etc.).
(YOUR CHURCH NAME) does not offer childcare for any of our employees. To avoid unnecessary distractions in the office, we ask that you please refrain from bringing your child(ren) to work unless:
- It is a national Bring Your Child To Work Day.
- The person who normally watches your child(ren) is sick and you were unable to find a replacement with such short notice.
Please note, if your child is sick, this is not an approved reason to bring them to work with you. If your child is too sick to be in childcare/daycare/school, then they are too sick to be in our office as well. In this situation, please use sick time to focus on your child’s health, or work from home if absolutely necessary.
In the event of severe or inclement weather, the Lead Pastor will decide whether or not to close the office. If the decision is made to close, every employee will be immediately notified. If you have not heard anything regarding our office being closed, you should assume that the office is open.
Working in ministry provides a tremendous amount of flexibility with your schedule. Most of the time, you will have complete control over how you spend your day. With that being said, we ask that you do your best to handle personal things on personal time. We recognize that there are times that this is unavoidable. And, in those moments, we are understanding and will do our best to accommodate. Just be sure to let the Executive Pastor know of your change in schedule. But, when possible, please use your off-day to handle personal things such as haircuts, vet appointments, cutting the grass, oil changes, etc.
Church email accounts that include a person’s name (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org) are only given to staff members, elders, deacons, and our CFO. If a volunteer is leading a specific ministry and needs an email address on our domain, we will consider giving them a ministry specific email address and have it forward to their personal email account.
All staff members are expected to use their personal social media accounts wisely. Please keep in mind that everything you say, share, and like on social media can be seen by others. To ensure that our social media accounts do not cause harm to our church, we hold ourselves to a higher standard and ask that all employees use their social media accounts for good, putting forth every effort to unify, uplift, and encourage.
We desire to have a work environment that promotes teamwork and unity. Please do not do anything that compromises this (such as insubordination, having a poor work ethic, doing anything unethical, immoral, or illegal, etc.).
Lead By Example
As a staff member of (YOUR CHURCH NAME), we ask that you help us lead by example in all ways. For example, if we ask our people to attend a church-wide event, we want you to attend that event as well. If we ask our people to join a Discipleship Group, we want you to join a Discipleship Group as well. If we ask our people to give, we want you to give as well. Simply put, we should never ask our people to do something that we are not willing to do. As leaders of our church, please help us lead by example.