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Part 8: A Retrospective Overseas Job Description

what's in the job descriptionBrent, you asked me to look back about 20 years and write my job description for when Bruce and I and our four small sons lived overseas for 7 years. He asked if I had a job description—I don’t think anyone did back then for this type of job. 

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. 

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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