Topical Listing of Committee on Ministry Forms and Policies

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PART 1 – Committee on Ministry Organization

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Policy 1 – Job Descriptions of COM Officers, Members & Liaisons

Policy 2 Responsibilities given to COM by Presbytery

 

PART 2 – Vacancy Process

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Policy 3   – Pastor Search Process

Policy 4Associate Pastor Search Process

Policy 5Interviewing Applicants Seeking Presbytery Membership

Policy 6Guidelines for Receiving Ministers from Other Denominations

Policy 7   – Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunities

Policy 8   – Ordination/ Installation Guidelines

Policy 9   – Dissolution of Pastoral Relationship

Policy 10Interim Pastor

Policy 11Moderators in Churches without a Pastor

Policy 12Duties of a Session without a Pastor

Policy 13Policy on Pastors Entering, Leaving, or Transferring within the Presbytery

Part II  continued  - forms for Calls and Contracts, Interviewing, Dissolving Pastoral Relationships, Interim reports, EEO, Installations

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Form 1  – Pastoral Call for Pastor, Co-Pastors, Associate Pastor and other Pastoral Relationships

Form 1AContract for Interim Pastors

Form 1BContract for Commissioned Lay Pastors

Form 2   – Ordination and/ or Installation Commission Form

Form 3   – Equal Employment Opportunity Questionnaire

Form 4   –  Dissolution of a Call or Appointment Form

Form 5COM Examination of Applicants for Pastoral Positions

Form 6   – Moderator’s Report for a Session without a Minister

Form 7    – COM Liaison Checklist

Form 8   – Quarterly Report Form for Interims

Form 9   – Final Report Form for Interims

Form 10Interim Ministry Mid-term Assessment Form (for Sessions)

Form 11Interim Ministry Final Report Form (for Sessions)

Form 12Questions to the Pastor during an Exit Interview

Form 13First Year Ministry Assessment Report Form

Form 24Agenda for Congregational Meeting to Call a Pastor

Form 26Financial Reality Checklist (Pastor Search process)

 

PART 3 – Resourcing Church Professionals, Compensation Policies

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Policy 6Guidelines for Receiving Ministers from Other Denominations

Policy 14   – Full-time and Part-time Positions

Policy 15   – Presbyterian Clergy Serving in Non-Presbyterian Positions

Policy 16   – Ministers Serving as Counselors

Policy 17   – Parish Associate

Policy 18   – Criteria for Validating Ministers

Policy 19   – Minimum Compensation Standards

Policy 20   – General Standards for Ministerial Employment and Compensation

(including Continuing education, Study leave, Sabbatical)  Document above is 18 pages in length

Part III  continued - various guidelines for Pastors, Students, Lay Pastors

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Policy 21Maternity/ Paternity Leave

Policy 22Guaranteeing Pastor's Pension Dues

Policy 23   – Pastor Salary Supplement Fund

Policy 24AEarly Ministry Institute

Policy 24B removed - New Pastorate Workshop no longer exists

Policy 24CStudent Debt

Policy 25   – Candidate/ Minister Indebtedness Policy

Policy 26   – Guidelines for Ministerial Ethics

Policy 27   – Guidelines for Mentors

Policy 28   – Commissioned Lay Pulpit Supply and Commissioned Lay Pastor

Policy 29  – Criteria for Exercising Additional Responsibilities - Commissioned Lay Pastor

Policy 30   – Conflict Resolution

Part III  continued - various report forms, Temporary contract

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Form 14   – Annual Compensation Report Form

Form 15   – Temporary/Stated Supply Agreement

Form 16   – Quarterly Report Form for Mentors

Form 17   – Quarterly Report Form for Temporary/Stated Supply – Not In Use

Form 18   – Annual Temporary/Stated Supply Assessment Form (for Sessions)

Form 25Annual Report for Continuing Members (non-parish Ministers)

 

PART 4 – Resourcing Churches

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Policy 31   – Session Visitation (Triennial Visits)

Policy 11Moderators in Churches without a Pastor

Policy 12Duties of a Session without a Pastor

Policy 30   – Conflict Resolution

Policy 19   – Minimum Compensation Standards

Policy 28   – Commissioned Lay Pulpit Supply and Commissioned Lay Pastor

Policy 29  – Criteria for Exercising Additional Responsibilities - Commissioned Lay Pastor

Policy 23   – Pastor Salary Supplement Fund

Policy 22Guaranteeing Pastor's Pension Dues

Policy 21Maternity/ Paternity Leave

Part IV continued - Triennial Visits, Moderator's report, Liaison checklist 

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Form 6   – Moderator’s Report for a Session without a Minister

Form 7COM Liaison Checklist 

Form 19   – Session Preparation for Triennial Visit

Form 20   – Questions to the Session during a Triennial Visit

Form 21  Triennial Report Form: Session Interview

Form 22   – Questions to Pastor during a Triennial Visit

Form 23  – Triennial Report Form: Clergy Interview