Church Policies

St. Paul Lutheran Church Policies

This is a list of policies developed by the St. Paul Lutheran Church Council.  The forms mentioned within each policy are also included.  Just click on the policy or form to link to it.

 

Activity Sponsorship Approval: This refers to activities held in the name of St. Paul church.  This policy ensures that the Church Council is aware of activities happening in the name of St. Paul.  Request Form

LCD Sign Display: Guidelines as to what can be displayed on the outdoor LCD sign. 

Gathering Area Use: Guidelines for the approved use of the Gathering Area.  All activities in the Gathering Area need prior approval and a reservation.  Reservation Form

Absentee Ballot: Provides the opportunity for voting members to participate in elections when the are absent at the election meeting.

Capital Improvement Fund: Guidelines on the use of the Capital Improvement Fund.

Establishment of Dedicated Funds: Guidelines on the use of Dedicated Funds.

Handling of Fundraising Money: Standards for handling money.

Core Values: Core Values of the Congregation.

Volunteer Appreciation: Standards to recognize volunteers

Lay Leader Reimbursement: Guidelines for reimbursing lay leaders. Travel/Activity Plan Form

Safe Building Use: This policy provides guidelines for acceptable behavior in our facility.  Outside organizations are required to complete an policy acknowledgement form.  Acknowledgement Form

Cancellation of Worship Services: The process used in the event worship services need to be canceled.

Vision Statement: The vision of the Congregation

Kitchen: Guidelines for the use of the kitchen.

Facility Rental: Guidelines for renting the facility. Rental Brochure   Rental Agreement   Appropriate Use of Building Agreement

Membership for those Living Together Without Marriage: Guidelines for those living together without marriage who are seeking church membership.

Weddings for those Living Together Without Marriage: Guidelines for those living together without marriage who are seeking a wedding ceremony/marriage. Living Together Without Marriage Handout

Mission Partner Scrip: Guidelines for the Mission Partner Scrip Ministry.

One on One Meeting: Guidelines to prevent misconduct or accusations of misconduct.

Baptism: Guidelines for baptism  Baptism Application   Giving Ceremony Application

Intruder: Plan in the event of an intruder in the building.

Capitalization & Depreciation: How to record and depreciate fixed assets.

Financial Administration of Internal Organizations: Guidelines to ensure all organizations operating under the name of St. Paul are reflected on the church balance sheet.

Repair Expense: Guidelines on how to expense repairs.

Handling of Wine: Guidelines for handling altar wine.

Communion Assistant Dress Code: Establishment of a dress code for communion assistants.

Communion Assistant Selection: Guidelines for choosing communion assistants.

Open Flame: Guidelines for the use of open flames in the building.

Missing Person Search: A search plan in the event a participant from The Gathering Place or Memory Matters is missing.

Same-Sex Union: Guidelines for same-sex marriages.

Volunteers Working with Children, Youth or Vulnerable Adults: Guidelines for volunteers to ensure the safety of children, youth and vulnerable adults.

Volunteer Dismissal: A standard, fair approach to dismissing volunteers when the need arises.

Grievance: A process for handling grievances.

Acknowledgement of Monetary Donations: Guidelines on how monetary donations are acknowledged.

Mission Trip Payments: Guidelines for participants contributions towards their trips.

Ushers: Standard practices for ushers.

Wee Care Nursery: Guidelines to ensure a safe environment for those involved in our nursery ministry.

Endowment Fund: Standard practices for the use and management of the Endowment Fund.

Bell Usage: Guidelines for when the bell will be used.

Undesignated Monetary Donations: The standard practiced for handling undesignated monetary donations.