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Part 6: Seven Reasons and Seven Guidelines

Job DescriptionsBrent, this struck me as pretty funny! When I was a missionary, we didn’t have a job description. I don’t think that concept had occurred to anybody (this was a while ago). Why do we even need job descriptions? Here are seven reasons. 

Practical Ways for Your Church to Respond to an Allegation of Child Abuse

church buildingOne of the hardest things your church may ever deal with is an allegation of child sexual abuse. These allegations create responsibilities for reporting to law enforcement, for ministering to people who are hurt, evaluating child safety procedures that are in place, interacting with media, dealing with offenders, considering legal issues, and other tough challenges.

Part 5: Thinking about a Missionary Job Description

Missionary Job DescriptionI think we have included some good ideas about background, but I would like us to forge ahead and look at what a reasonable job description might look like and what a performance review might look like. 

Part 4: Who’s a Minister and Who’s a Mom?

Mom packs.Yes, it is complicated how you define ministerial exception. Why does this matter? Most importantly, for conduct and character standards, and to some extent for tax reasons. I find myself driven to the lawyer’s answer. 

Part 2: Do Your Missionaries Get Time-and-a-Half?

ministersYou’ve actually raised two very interesting job-related questions. The first is the divide between ministerial and non-ministerial employees. The second is the divide between professionals and hourly workers.

Part 1: Performance Reviews, and Other Troublesome Stuff

Working ManIn the last thread on psychological assessment, Theresa, you made regular comments about some things are more of a concern for "regular" employees, and less of a concern for employees who fit a "ministerial" category. You say that religious organizations have... 

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