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Appropriate paperwork for church use

First published on this website in October 2004 and last updated in July 2023

Words: 5600
Size: 237 kB
Categories: Management , Structures


This article seeks to introduce and explore the concept of agreements between churches or mission agencies and those who work for them, whether staff or volunteers. It may be read alongside Article A6 on job descriptions.

1: Employed staff

  • The meaning of a contract of employment
  • the written statement
  • changes in the law
  • what the statement needs to include

2: Volunteers

  • The meaning of ‘volunteer’
  • agreements for volunteers
  • other paperwork
  • the danger of overkill

3: Practical examples and references

  • A worked example for an employee
  • an expectations paper for a voluntary member of a church’s Newcomer Team
  • updated references for further details at January 2021


Here is the link to this item: PDF A8 - Worker agreements.pdf

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Author's notes

This article has been edited in July 2023 to check it against current legislation and to update web references and examples given.