Cabinet Policies

Through the years, the Virginia Conference Cabinet has been establishing and perfecting these policies in response to various issues as they arise. This site also provides helpful tools and directives from both Ministerial Services and The Leadership Development Institute.   

You are welcome to read and copy any of these documents as they provide insight to your needs.  They will be constantly updated and additional policies provided as needed. 

If you find corrections necessary, please contact the Assistant to the Bishop, or Director of  the Center for Clergy Excellence for assistance.

Accountable Reimbursement Policies (Word)
Annual Conference Election of Alternate Lay Member (Word)
Joint Pastor-SPRC Appointment Preference Form (Word)
Appointment Review for Pastors (Word)
Associate Pastors (Word)
Audit Guidelines for Local Churches (Word)
Cell Phone Towers - IRS Response (Word)
Cell Phone Towers - Communications Response (Word)
Cell Phone Towers - GCFA Response (Word)
Charge Formation Standards (Word)
Clergy Medical Leave Procedures 
Complaint Procedures (Word)
Consultation Form for Limited Itineracy (Word) Updated November 2016
Continuing Education - Continuing Education Guidelines (Word)
Continuing Education - Study Leave, Sabbaticals and Continuing Education (Word)
Continuing Education - Application for Continuing Education Funds (Word)
Credit Card Policy, Church (Word)
Expectations of Pastoral Leadership ( pdf)
Extension Ministry Appointments - Elders (Word)
Extension Ministry Appointments - Deacons and Provisional Deacons (Word)
Extension Ministry Appointments - Local Pastors and Provisional Elders (Word)
Incorporation of Local Church (Word)
Lawsuits Against Clergy (Word)
Lay Supply Pastor and Certified Lay Minister Guidelines (pdf)
Licensed Local Pastors and Weddings (pdf)
Local Pastors and the Walk to Emmaus (Word)
Military Chaplains Mobilization Procedures (Word)
Military Chaplains Mobilization Procedures (PDF)   
Ministers of Other Christian Denomination Appointment (Word)
Moving Day - Transitions Guidelines Booklet (pdf)
Moving Day - Policy at the Time of Change of Pastor (Word)
Moving Day - Guidelines for Moving Expenses (Word)
Parsonage - Annual Review Form (Word) 
Parsonage - Checklist for Leaving Parsonage (Word) 
Parsonage - Clergy Housing Guidelines (Word)
Parsonage - Inventory Form (Word) 
Parsonage - Minimum Standards for the Parsonage (Word) 
Parsonage - Policy at the Time of Change of Pastors (Word) 
Parsonage - Request Form to Sell Parsonage (Word)
Parsonage - Support Committee (Word)
Pastoral Transition Guidelines (pdf)
Readmission Procedures (Word)
On Loan, Transfer from Other Methodist Denomination (Word)
On Loan, Transfer from Other UM Conference (Word)
Pastor's Compensation Recommedation (pdf)
Salaries of First Time Appointments (Word)
Salary of Retired - Hired by Local Church (Tax Status of) (Word)
Salary Pay Schedule (Word)
Salary Reduction (Midyear) (Word)
Salaries (clergy taking salary reduction in lieu of tithe) (Word)
Sales Tax Exemption (Word)
Sexual Ethics (Word)
Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee    
Vacation Policy (Word)
Work Load (Word) 

 

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