Conference Resources
 
Policy and Procedures
 
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ORGANIZATION………………………………………………..4
    Organizational Map.………………………………………..4
    Annual Conference ..…………………………….…………5
    Board of Administration (BOA).………………………..5
    General Conference Level ………………………………..5
    Regional Level ………………….…….………………………6
    Conference Finance Task Force .………………………..6
    Ministerial Education & Guidance Board (MEG)…..7
    Ministerial Appointments Committee (MAC) ….……7
    Nominating Committee …………………………………….7
    Electronic Voting ……………….………….………………..8

 
ADMINISTRATION ………………….…………………………8
    Financial Policies ……….……………………………………8
    Fair Share …………………………….……………………….9
    Pass-through Deduction Policy ………………………….9
    Church Credit/Debit Cards/                                   
    Reimbursement/Expenditures ………………………..12
   (PRA)Mileage & Other Church    
    Purchases by the Pastor …………………………………13
    Risk Management, Insurance, &
    Liability for Local Churches …………….………….…..13
    Use of Social Media for Pastors & ChurcheS.………13
    Prevention of Sexual Abuse in the Local Church….13
    Child Sexual Abuse Prevention ………………………..13
    Sexual Harassment ………………….…………………….15
    Anti-Harassment, Bullying, and Complaint ….…….16
    Insurance ……………………………………….…………….18
    Litigation ……………………………………..……………….18
    Church Property Changes Buying, Selling, Loans,              Leasehold Improvements, etc. …..……………………..18
    Purchase/Lease/Remodel ………….…………………….18
    Application to Sell Property ………….………………….19
    Abandoned Property ……………………………………….19
 
 
PERSONNEL / HUMAN RESOURCES ……………………20
    Minimum Pastoral Support Package …….……………20
    FM Pension Program …………………………………….…20
    Maternity & Medical/ Mental Wellness Leave …..….22
    Maternity …………………………………………………..….22
    Medical & Mental Wellness ………………………………22
    Benefits During Leave …………………………………….23
    Return to Work ……………………………………………..24
    Personal & Family Counseling ………………………….24
    Counseling at Request of Pastor ……………………….24
    Counseling at Request of Conference ………………..24
    Procedure for Financial Assistance ……………………24
    Pastoral Workweek & Vacation Guidelines …………25
    Workweek & Connectional Responsibilities ………..25
    Availability …………………………………………….……..25
    Vacation Guidelines ………………………………………..25
    Pulpit Supplies ………………………………………………26
    Continuing Education & Self-Improvements ………26
    Paid & Non-Paid Staff Hiring, Resignation,
    & Termination ………………………..……………………..27
    Hiring ……………………………………………………..……27
    Termination ……………………………………………..……28
    Due Process for Termination for Issues other
    than Moral Failure …………………..……………………..29
    Resignation ……………………………………………………30