YOUR CHURCH believes that a very important part of a Pastoral Staff member’s job is to spend time away from the office (meeting with potential leaders and other volunteers, attending to pastoral duties, preparing classrooms and other areas for Sunday services, etc.). The church also recognizes the occasional need for Pastoral Staff to see to certain pastoral, family, and personal matters during normal working hours. Therefore, YOUR CHURCH does not require Pastoral Staff members to maintain regular office hours. It is expected, however, that Pastoral Staff work a full week, making visible progress toward accomplishing their duties and responsibilities. Depending on the special event, in addition to their normal work schedule, Pastoral Staff members are expected to participate in the execution of special events and other scheduled church activities.
Pastoral Staff work schedules are approved in advance by the Executive Pastor and are renewed for each ministry season (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer). The approved work schedule is kept on file in the Pastoral Staff member’s personnel record. (Reference Schedule of Ministry Form).
YOUR CHURCH’s normal business hours are from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Sunday is also considered to be a normal workday with all Pastoral Staff expected to be present for all services. Since Pastoral Staff are required to work on Sundays as well as other times outside YOUR CHURCH’s normal business hours, their scheduled five day workweek is from Sunday through Thursday.
Some Support Staff (depending on the position) and all Administrative Staff are required to maintain regular office hours as stated above.