The Ministry Handbook is a guide and reference for those in placement and entitlements for those in ministry in the Uniting Church Western Australia.
The handbook is produced by the Ministerial Benefits Committee, who also regularly review its contents to ensure all information is accurate and up-to-date.
3.2 Payment Beyond the Minimum Stipend – Updated October 2017
3.3 Regional Loadings -Approved General Council August 2011
3.4 Minister’ s Benefits Guidelines in WA – Approved by General Council – 8 February 2016. (Updated on 26 November 2019).
3.4a Operation of Minister’s Benefit Account – Please email our Accounts Officer for assistance.
3.4b Minister’s Benefit Account – Expenditure Acquittal Advice– Uploaded 15 November 2017
3.5 Payment Arrangements – Updated October 2017
6.1 Personal Resources Development Grant– Approved by General Council December 2011 – Updated Oct 2017. Ministers please refer to Terms of Placement.
6.3 Help in Difficult Situations – Approved by General Council April 2011
7.1 Annual Leave – Approved by General Council October 2016. (Uploaded 23 August 2018)
7.1a Annual Leave Form Application Form– Approved by General Council September 2016. (Uploaded 23 August 2018)
7.2 Other Leave – Approved by Pastoral Relations & Placements Commission – August 2016 (includes public holidays, preaching free Sundays, study leave, compassionate/bereavement leave, jury duty, carer’s leave).
7.3 Sick Leave
7.4 Long Service Leave. Please email our Presbytery Support Administrator to receive a copy of this policy and for any queries regarding balances.
7.5 Maternity Leave (in progress)
7.6 Parental Leave (in progress)
8.1 Superannuation (In progress)
9.1 Part Time Ministry and Guidelines for Visiting Preachers from other Denomination- November 2016
9.2 Guidelines for Visiting Preachers or Speakers from other Denominations to Uniting Church congregations – Approved by Synod Standing Committee December 2017
10 Supply Ministries– General Overview
10.1 Occasional Supply- Approved by General Council October 2012
10.2 Short Term Supply -Amended and Approved General Council February 2014
10.3 Long Term Supply -Please email our Presbytery Support Administrator to receive a copy of this policy.
10.4 Transitional Ministry Placements– Approved by General Council October 2012
11.3 Continuing Education
11.5 Professional Standards Policy – Approved by Synod Standing Committee 14 August 2017. Updated on 20 March 2018.
15.4 Terms of Placement – Updated September 2017
If you require an editable version of the above template, please email our Presbytery Support Administrator.
15.6 Ministers’ Annual Report 2018/19 (Word Doc)
(Uploaded 13 August 2018)
15.7 Lay Ministry Worker Remuneration Guidelines – Updated August 2017
New Structure from 5 November 2016.
17.1 Placements Commission Bylaw
17.2 Pastoral Relations Committee Bylaw
18.1 In progress. Please contact the General Secretary for further information.