Free Church Policy Manual (samples of church policies and procedures) with many different types of church policies that you can download...
...you may wish to use as a guide in developing your own policy and procedure manual.
What is a Church Policy & Procedures Manual?
A Church Policies and Procedures Manual is a reference guide to the functions and operations of the church. It lists routine duties and answers questions that arise as duties are performed. The procedure section gives step by step instructions for performing each task.
What Is A Policy?
A Policy is a statement that defines the authority required, boundaries set, responsibilities delegated, and guidelines, established to carry out a function of the church. In other words, policies are "what" a company does or who does the task, why it is done, and, under what conditions it is done. Policies answer questions that arise during unique circumstances.
Policies provide uniform treatment of a situation, thus achieving continuity of operation. Policies take personalities out of the picture. Decisions are based on the church policy not on the individual, and each situation is treated the same.
What Is A Procedure?
Procedures tell "how" a task is done. A detailed listing is made of each step taken to complete the process. A step by step description of the process is used to complete the job.
This manual below is a sample which can be used as a guide when developing your own church policy and procedures. Policies cover leadership, management, financial, personnel, general administration and ministry.
Policy and procedures, if properly applied, become very invaluable for identifying and assigning responsibilities, keeping a quality level of performance throughout church ministries, and protecting the congregation and church leaders as a whole.
The church policy and procedures should be kept in a manual available for the church administration to access at any time. If a question arises, the manual should have policies to lead and guide anyone through any crisis.
Sample Church Policy and Procedures Not Included in the Church Policy and Procedure Manuals Above: