The MinisterWhen a congregation reaches the point of calling a minister, it needs a section in the bylaws dealing with the nature of the relationship between the congregation and minister, the basic responsibilities of the minister, procedures for calling a minister, and procedures for terminating the relationship. Many congregations also include the composition and structure of the Ministerial Search Committee and provisions concerning leave and sabbatical policies, although these provisions can easily be covered in the minister's letter of agreement. Congregations without ministers also may include a ministerial section of the bylaws in anticipation of future ministerial leadership.
The following sections explore provisions for the minister:
- Definition of Relationship and Responsibility of the Minister
- Qualifications of the Minister
- Calling a Minister
- Dismissal and Termination of Call
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Last updated on Monday, June 20, 2011.
- Bylaws Committee
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- Dissolution Clause
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- Initial Adoption of Bylaws
- Congregational Polity
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- Visionary Shared Leadership
- Return to Covenant
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- Board Orientation
- Leadership Starts Before Board Meetings
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