Code of Ethics and Conduct Statement (Sample for Churches)

The Code of Ethics and Conduct Statement (Sample for Churches) is available free to download, customize and print for your church Human Resources Department, Administrative Office...



Does your church have a statement for their ethics and conduct of their staff?

The sample Code of Ethics Statement below can be used as a tool to customize your own statement to ensure your staff will abide by your church's Biblical standards.



This sample statement below for Code of Conduct and Ethics includes:

  • Church Name and Title of Statement
  • Statement - [Church Name] believes it’s very important to be clear with their staff about its expectation that they uphold the highest of Biblical standards of conduct, personally and professionally. (See statement below for rest of statement.)
  • Immediate Removal or Action - An employee may be discharged immediately for violating church policies. Examples of reasons considered justification for immediate action would include, but are not limited to: 1) Revealing confidential information concerning the church members, employees or guests. 2) Stealing church property, coworkers property or any other person’s property. 3) Refusing or deliberately failing to carry out a reasonable instruction of your supervisor. 4) Intentional falsification of an employment application, time sheet, expense claim or other church documents. 5) Using church equipment, personnel or facilities to falsify documents or information. 6) Failure to get along with coworkers to the point that morale and productivity suffer. 7) Failure to follow work rules 8) Violation or disregard of an established security policy or practice of the minister’s security guidelines. (See statement below for rest of Immediate Removal or Action.)
  • Code of Ethics and Conduct Acknowledgment - I acknowledge that I have received, read and understand the Code of Ethics Statement of [Church Name]. I understand that failure to comply with this statement could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Please sign, date this acknowledgment and return it to the Human Resources Department. (There is a place for the date, signature and printed name of the church employee.)

Church employees are not exempt from unethical behaviors so every church employee benefits from having a written copy of their church's guide and statement on these ethics and conducts. They will know by referring back to the copy of their statement exactly what type of behavior will be prohibited and what is also grounds for an immediate dismissal if this unethical behavior is shown.

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Code of Ethics and Conduct Statement (Sample for Churches)


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