Our Resources

Our Aim

Our aim is to support and encourage the setting up and running of churches and chapels that are dedicated to mission by making available guidance on Ministry & Employment, Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Governance. From this section you can download helpful documents to be adapted to your own church needs.

Ministry & Employment

For the local church as employer of a minister, or other paid worker, here is a set of draft documents which can be used or modified for your specific circumstances.

Guidelines for the appointment of a minister
 
Preparing to seek a minister
 
 
Equal opportunities policy
 
Ministry application form
 
Ministry reference form
 
Sample terms & conditions of service
 
License agreement for occupation of a manse
 
 
 
Introduction to appraisals
 
Sample appraisal document
 
Grievance and Disciplinary code of practice
 

Safeguarding

In this section you will find key documents relating to safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. All churches must have a safeguarding policy in place, even if there are currently no children in attendance.

Policy for the protection of children and vulnerable adults
 
Data protection policy
 
Guidance on the use of social media
 

Health & Safety

This section is for churches that want some information on what they must do to make sure they comply with health and safety law.

Health & Safety Policy
 
Fire protection regulations
 
Guidance on the use of minibuses
 
Guidance on the use of play equipment on church property
 

Good Governance

It is very important for the leaders of our congregations to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to them. Here you will find some guidelines for managing the churches’ financial assets.

Statement of good practice
 
Internal controls
 

Trustees

Whilst each Trustee will attend a particular Connexion church they also have the privilege of developing a relationship and communication link with a number of other churches in the Connexion. Here is a list of the current Trustees and how to contact them.

Contact Trustees