Many churches see the relationship between the church and their leadership as not one of an earthly employment contract but rather a spiritual calling in service to God not man, following the models of Ephesians 4 and 1 Corinthians 12. For such churches it is more appropriate for the leader to be an office-holder rather than an employee. For more information on this and to help you decide whether this pack is appropriate for you, please read our article “Is your pastor an employee, office holder or both”.
Our Office Holder Pack is designed to clarify the process of appointing church leaders as office holders, as well as providing appropriate protections for both the church and its leadership.
The pack contains:
- Extended guidance
- Details of Office document
- Declaration document
Drafted in accordance with the law of England, Wales and Scotland. If you would like documents for Northern Ireland or any other country, please let us know.