Conflict of Interest Policies (Samples)

The Conflict of Interest Policies (Samples including Conflict Resolution) are available below free to download, customize and print for your church administrative office, Human Resources Dept...



What is a Conflict of Interest?

A conflict of interest is a situation in which a person or organization is involved in multiple interests, financial or otherwise, one of which could possibly corrupt the motivation or decision-making of that individual or organization.



It's a sound policy for a church or organization to protect themselves and their decision makers from conflict of interest. This helps protect the integrity and reputation of the church or organization and its decision-making officials. It can also help the organization obtain the best value for goods and services acquired, and in some cases, it can help protect it from legal liabilities.

The policy below for Conflict of Interest includes:

  • Church Name
  • Policy Title
  • Purpose/Policy -It’s the policy of [Church Name] that every Board Member, Officer or Employee shall abstain from involvement, whether by voting or otherwise participating in the decision-making process, in those situations where they have or may have a conflict of interest. (To continue see policy below.)
  • Statement - I have read the Conflict of Interest Policy, I understand and I agree to abide by the terms.
  • Signature & Date - Employee's signature along with current date of signature
  • Revised Date - Date that the policy was revised.

The policy below for Conflict Resolution includes:

  • Church Name
  • Policy Title
  • Policy - It’s important to recognize and manage conflict in a healthy manner. Conflict is essential in any type of organization. AS a growing, thriving church, it’s expected that [Church Name] will from off and on experience internal conflict. Conflict can be good or bad, health or unhealthy, constructive or destructive. (To continue see policy below.)
  • Healthy Conflict - [Church Name] recognizes that healthy conflict is necessary to keep an organization mindful of and focused on its mission. Healthy conflict is that in which members deal with their issues up front and talk directly to those with home they disagree. They bring substantive evidence with their particular viewpoints and their demands are reasonable.  (To continue see policy below.)
  • Unhealthy Conflict - Unhealthy conflict is that in which one or more members, based on non-substantive evidence, makes greedy demands, usually attacking the person or performance of others. Any such unhealthy conflict has the potential to disrupt and even to destroy the mission and ministry of the church. (To continue see policy below.)
  • Direct Dealing - It’s the policy of the church and its leadership to directly deal with people regarding issues of the church and to instruct all members in direct dealing. (To continue see policy below.)
  • Conflict Resolution - Following scriptural guidelines, individuals who have a grievance or concern will be requested to take their concern directly to the individual(s) or ministry group involved. If that individual or group is unable to resolve the issue, then the parties may request, through the Board of Directors, that a facilitator be appointed to assist them in resolving the conflict. This meeting will be held only with all parties present. (To continue see policy below.)
  • Effective Board of Directors Dealing - It’s the policy of this Board of Directors to be aware of unhealthy conflict in the church and to ensure that unhealthy conflict is dealt with immediately and directly. The Board may choose to appoint two members to meet with the individual(s) involved in any such activity(s) and discuss the behavior. The goal of all such actions will be the restoration of a loving, ethical and healthy community of faith at [Church Name]. (To continue see policy below.)
  • Statement - I have read the Conflict Resolution Policy, I understand and I agree to abide by the terms.
  • Signature & Date - Employee's signature along with current date of signature
  • Revised Date - Date that the policy was revised.

Keep your church or organization protected by having these types of policies in place like the ones below. You can use these as tools to create some specific for your church.

Click on the link(s) to download the Conflict of Interest Policies below:

Conflict of Interest Policies (Sample)

Conflict Resolution Policy (Sample)


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