Some churches used to reimburse health insurance premiums as a benefit to their employees. The passage of the Affordable Care Act initially made that illegal – they wanted all employers to offer group health insurance to their employees. But now the 21st Century Cures Act has made it possible for churches to reimburse health insurance
The following is a guest post by my new friend in ministry, Tiffany Henning. She is a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Retirement Planning (CRPC) and wants to bust a few church HR myths. You heard the calling. You received the commission. Then you found the location, gathered your team and launched your worship
If you’re requiring them to raise their own support, there are a couple of ways church plant staff fundraising will be different. It’s common for overseas missionaries to raise funds to cover their own in-the-field expenses. Full-time, vocational church planters should follow that example for their church plant (you’re a missionary to your community, right?).
Should you give your church plant staff fundraising requirements? You could have a bigger staff if they could offset some or all of their own salaries. Every full-time, vocational church planter should raise funds for their plant. It’s as least as much for the vision casting practice as for the resources. But you can certainly
Church sub-calendars are a great way to keep everything organized at your church. Setting them up is relatively easy and it solves the following 3 problems. Whether or not you’re a program-driven church, there are things that happen in the life of your church each year. Keeping them all straight is important. If you use
As you continue to work through how to fire church plant staff, be sure to keep it a very human process by communicating well. Letting someone go from your church staff isn’t going to be easy. And how you communicate it will have a huge impact on how it goes with the employee and on
I wish I could say this never comes up, but some of you planters are going to need to know how to fire church plant staff. In my church planting circles there are legendary but true stories about this, like planters having to fire worship leaders 2 weeks before launch. And there are too many
As I started creating this church employee personnel file checklist, I was completely blown away by the level of complexity it requires. I thought this was going to be a easy one. Good thing I did the work for you! I quickly ran into all kinds of rules, laws and other concerns about personnel files.
Congratulations! You just hired someone to your church staff and now they’re ready to go, right? Nope. There are several important things you’re likely to forget without a church employee onboarding checklist. I learned the importance of this years ago when a planter hired a new children’s director but didn’t have an intentional onboarding process.
When you’re ready to hire your next employee, be sure to send a written church job offer letter along with the verbal offer. Beyond the standard things to include in the letter, there are several important things you can’t forget to stick in there. By the time you get to offering them the job, you’ve