YOUR CHURCH provides bereavement leave to staff members as needed in the event of an immediate family member’s death. Bereavement leave should be requested of the staff member’s ministry area leader as soon as possible upon learning of the death.
Staff members in the following employment categories are eligible for up to three days of bereavement leave with pay:
- Regular Full-Time
- Regular Part-Time
While a staff member is on a paid bereavement leave, they will receive their base rate of pay.
With the approval of the staff member’s ministry area leader, any available paid leave benefits, such as vacation, may be used to prevent loss of pay if time off beyond the three days is requested and approved.
For the purposes of this bereavement leave policy, “immediate family” is defined as a staff member’s child, spouse, parent, grandparent, brother or sister. Immediate family also includes a spouse’s child, parent, grandparent, brother or sister.