Ministry and Personnel (M&P) Committees in pastoral charges are responsible for supporting, overseeing, and supervising ministry personnel and lay staff. Please see Ministry and Personnel Committees: Policy, Procedures and Practices under Downloads, below, for
- policy and procedures that must be followed
- best practices that provide information, guidance, and advice on the recommended ways to live out mandatory policies and procedures, which M&P Committee are encouraged, but not required, to follow
A companion volume, Resources for Ministry and Personnel Committees, under Downloads, below, contains checklists on the structural needs of the Ministry and Personnel Committee; more on its roles and responsibilities, including best practices on giving and receiving feedback, and developing and maintaining healthy ministry teams; resources for the recruitment and selection of lay employees and for annual performance reviews for staff; and lists of helpful websites.
As M&P Committees support ministry personnel during maternity and parental leaves, you may find the Calculating Maternity and Parental Leave Top-Up worksheet under Budgeting Tools for Treasurers helpful to determine salary continuance and top-up payment amounts.
And be sure to read your Connex newsletter regularly. Connex keeps readers on top of issues affecting pension and benefits, employment policies, and other initiatives. Back issues can be found on United Church Commons.
Questions regarding human resources policies for ministry personnel or lay employees in pastoral charges may be directed to ahanley [at] united-church.ca .