Because YOUR CHURCH believes the use of smart phones to be a critical part of a collaborative work environment and satisfactory performance of pastoral duties, a staff member may be required to have a smart phone. If this is the case, the staff member is expected to respond to phone calls, texts, e-mails, etc. in a timely manner. Every effort will be made to limit communication with staff members after hours or on non-workdays. However, due to the nature of church service and the occasional urgent nature of ministry, staff members are also required to respond in a timely manner outside of normal working hours. For the purposes of this policy “timely” is defined as within a few minutes during working hours and within a few hours outside of normal working hours.
Staff members who are required to have smart phones will be notified of this requirement at the time of their offer of employment or at such time as YOUR CHURCH’S leadership deems it to be necessary.
However, YOUR CHURCH does not provide staff members with smart phones when they are required. Instead the staff member is responsible for procuring their own smart phone. In these cases, YOUR CHURCH will add $90/month to the staff member’s regular compensation.