Pastor-Parish Relations Guidelines Resources


Pastor Parish Relations Guidelines 2017-2020 Cover

The Pastor Parish Relations Committee (PPRC), also known as Staff Parish Committee, serves a key role in establishing the focus of the pastor, staff, and congregation’s ministry. By advocating for the pastor and staff and helping to interpret their roles and ministries, the PPRC supports and nurtures the whole congregation. This Guielines booklet is designed to help implement and guide the work of the ministry area.These additional resources are referenced in the booklet. 

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Pastor/Staff-Parish Relations Committee Resource area from Discipleship Ministries »
[Guidelines, page 14]

Sample Church Policy Documents »
[Guidelines, page 22]

Pastor/Staff-Parish Relations Committee Resources »

SPRC: What's My Role Webinar Recording »

SPRC: Overview of a Year of Leadership Webinar Recording »
[Guidelines, page 15]

General Board of Finance and Administration Legal Manual »

Explore Calling
Explore Calling includes curriculum for children and for youth to explore how God is calling them to ministry. There are worship resources as well as materials for individuals to explore as they discern God’s call.

General Commission on the Status and Role of Women

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The Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Free and low-cost resources for clergy and churches, including a series of tip sheets such as “Fifty Ways to Welcome a New Pastor”

Just Peace
Mediation and Conflict Resolution. Articles, information on mediation centers and services, and congregational study—“Engage Conflict Well”—are available from Just Peace.