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Appointment Letter For Church Leaders

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A letter of appointment as a church patron, or simply church letter is an official document that is issued by the head of a religious institution to someone who is associated with the church. It typically says that the person it’s written to has been given authority over the affairs of the corresponding business or organization he has agreed to represent. The letters are commonly used for educational purposes, such as recommending churches for youth activities and local conferences.

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Appointment Letter For Church Leaders

Church letters are a very important part of the relationship between a church and its congregants. These letters let the church members know how their donations are being spent, they guide them on how they can understand their faith, and they inform them about any upcoming events that might interest them. The letters also serve as a reminder to the congregation about what it means to be a member of their church or synagogue.

Appointment letters can be used to request an appointment with a church leader, such as for a church service or for a sermon. These letters come in various styles and formats depending on the purpose. We have compiled a list of free sample appointment letters for you to use and modify as needed from this page.

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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF QUEENSLANDPRESBYTERY OF SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND  

1 December 2015

Mr James Williams

6 Annie Hedge Drive

CLOSEBURN 4444

Dear James,

Appointment:  Dayboro Charge

The Presbytery of South East Queensland, at its meeting on 2 November 2015, resolved to appoint you to the Dayboro Charge.  The terms of your appointment are as follows:

Appointment

The appointment will be full time/part time (50%).

Commencement

Your employment under this contract will commence on 1 January 2016.

Conditions Precedent (delete if an ordained or licentiate appointee, if not an initial appointment of an unordained appointee OR if an unordained appointee has received exemption from ALL Ministry Resourcing entrance exercises)

Your acceptance as a probationary Accredited Ministry Worker and your appointment to Dayboro are subject to your passing of your Ministry Resourcing entrance exercises by the conclusion of your probationary period.

Probation (delete if an ordained or licentiate appointee OR if not an initial appointment of an unordained appointee)

In terms of regulation 160 you will be placed on probation for three months.  After this time you will be “enrolled” as a permanent employee.  The Committee on Ministry Resourcing may at its discretion extend the probationary period for up to a further three months.

Salary

Salary will be payable to you at the rate for Minister Zone Urban as determined from time to time by the Stipends Commission of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland. 

The Charge of Dayboro will also be responsible to provide accommodation for you. (delete clause if manse not provided)

The expense-payment fringe benefit will be paid by the treasurer of the Dayboro Charge upon presentation of an account to that value.

Payment of Salary

The Church Office will pay your after-tax salary into your nominated bank account on a fortnightly basis. (For your information, the Dayboro Committee of Management will provide the Church Office with funds to meet the taxable component of your salary, less any approved subsidy)

Ministry Allowance

A monthly allowance for travelling and ministry tools will be paid into your nominated bank account.  Tax will be deducted from this amount and it will be shown on your PAYG Summary for inclusion in your Income Tax Return. You will be responsible for maintaining suitable records of relevant expenses to be claimed in your Tax Return.

Sick Leave

Sick leave will be provided in accordance with the regulations of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland.  Please refer to the Rules and Forms of Procedure of the Church (The Code), regulations 110: 17-20.

Annual Leave, Study Leave, Long Service Leave and other Leave Entitlements

You will be entitled to four weeks leave per annum including four Sundays, one week’s study leave per annum, thirteen weeks’ long service leave after ten years of continuous full-time service and other leave entitlements due to employees.  Please refer to the Rules and Forms of Procedures of the Church (The Code), regulations 110:12-16.

Telecommunication (as agreed on a case by case basis)  

The Dayboro Charge will pay the rental component and all ministry-related calls on the telephone bill, but you will be responsible for all private calls.

Superannuation

The Dayboro Charge will make a monthly superannuation contribution to the Church Office.  You can elect to have:

  • All of your super paid to the Church’s MLC Masterkey Business Super Plan, or
  • The Super Guarantee contributions paid to another complying super fund of your choice, with the balance paid to MLC.

Unless you advise otherwise, the full amount of your superannuation contributions will be paid to MLC on a monthly basis.

Working With Children

Your employment is conditional upon you:

  • Obtaining a “Positive Notice blue card” which is issued by the Queensland Government Blue Card Services.  The cost of such a card is usually paid by the Charge. Please advise the Clerk of Presbytery when you have obtained the card (a photocopy of the accompanying letter is sufficient).
  • Undertaking training in “Childsafe” which outlines the Church’s standard for safety and care when working with children, young people and families. It is required that you advise the Clerk of Presbytery that you have completed the required training, which must be completed before taking up your appointment.

Ministry Resourcing Conferences (delete if ordained or licentiate appointee)

You are required to attend Conferences as determined by the Director of Ministry Resourcing from time to time at the Committee’s expense.

Termination

The Presbytery of South East Queensland reserves the right at its discretion to terminate your appointment at any time.  You will be given one month’s notice of termination. (three if ordained or a licentiate)  However the Presbytery of South East Queensland reserves the right to pay salary in lieu of notice.

You may resign the position upon one month’s notice to the Presbytery. (three if ordained or a licentiate)

The Presbytery of South East Queensland reserves the right to terminate your employment without notice in the event of a serious breach by you of the terms of your employment, including misconduct.

Dismissal

The Committee on Ministry Resourcing reserves the right to terminate your employment at any time.  You will be given one month’s notice of termination. (three if ordained or a licentiate) However the Committee on Ministry Resourcing reserves the right to pay salary in lieu of notice.

The Committee on Ministry Resourcing reserves the right to terminate your employment without notice in the event of a serious breach by you of the terms of your employment, including misconduct.

General

Please confirm acceptance of your appointment based on these conditions by signing the attached copy of this letter and preferably by initialling each page, and returning the signed copy to the Clerk of Presbytery.

Yours faithfully in Christ,

Rev. Adam Jones

Clerk, Presbytery of South East Queensland

Distribution of this appointment letter:

Session Clerk Dayboro Charge

Treasurer Dayboro Charge

Presbytery of South East Queensland (on return of signed copy)

Appointee

Committee on Ministry Resourcing (provide draft for checking)

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