Here's a FREE Downloadable
Handbook Template -- so you don't have to start from scratch!
It's important that you don't just implement a handbook from
another church. It's great to get ideas from them, but your
handbook needs to reflect the issues and culture of your own
church. To help you do that, we've put together a template that
contains several potential pages for your handbook. Examine each
section and read our rationale for the importance of each page.
Then download the pages you want (being very sure of your reasoning
for leaving something out!) and customize them for your church. Mix
and match them to produce a handbook that's just right for you.
Before you begin, please read this important information regarding
Each of these sections is stored in "Rich Text Format", also
called RTF. This format can be used by nearly all word processors,
no matter what type of computer you have. To download a section of
the template, PC users should right click on the document's link
and choose "Save (Link) Target As…". For Mac users, hold down the
control button on your keyboard, click on the link and choose the
"Download link to disk" option.
In Firefox or Chrome browsers, right-click the link and
select "Save Link As." In Internet Explore select "Save target as."
In Safari right-click or ctrl+click and select "Download Linked
- Table of Contents
- Section 1 - Introduction
- Section 2 - Orientation
- Section 3 - Behavior
- Section 4 - Safety and Security
- Section 5 - Service Environment
- Section 6 - Ending Your Service
- Section 7 - Forms
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