Church Office Policies

Signed document titled "Agreemen" laying on white reflective background.When creating employee policies for a church or other religious organization, you should consider adding some policies that are unique to ministry (as opposed to a for-profit business). Below are some sample policies that you may find helpful while designing a Staff Handbook for your church.

Reminder:  Any sample forms and sample policies on Genuine HR’s website are available to copy and use. They are samples, written by us or others, that have been made available to the public at no charge.  Genuine HR makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of these documents and specifically disclaims all warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. These documents may not be suitable for your particular situation or need.

Genuine HR is providing these sample forms and sample policies as a service to the community. We are NOT providing any legal advice or employee policy advice. These policies are meant only as samples to provide you with ideas for your own policies. Please consult a lawyer or other appropriate professional before depending on any of these samples when creating your own employee policies.

These samples should not be sold or incorporated into any resource or publication meant for resale.

Sample Pastoral Conduct Policies:

Pastoral Accountability

Pastoral Covenant

Sexual Purity

Credential, License, Ordination


Sample Ministry Leave Policies:

Pastoral Sabbatical Leave

Pastoral Ministry Leave

Support Staff Ministry Leave


Additional Sample Staff Policies:

Employee Volunteer Time

Working with Minors

Working with Volunteers


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