Assigning Pastors. Senior pastors are assigned to churches in a cooperative process involving the church and the denomination. Churches are fully responsible for other staff positions.
Profile Forms. A church profile and pastoral profile are used in the stationing process.
Agreement of Understanding. This document covers many topics on which a church and its new pastor need to agree.
Pastoral Ministry Handbook. This document, maintained by the Pastoral Ministry Leadership Team, describes the various categories and gives much other policy information regarding ministers.
Clusters. All senior pastors are required to be part of a cluster (a group of about 7 other ministers). This is a basic organizational unit for us.
Annual Reports. All licensed ministers are required to submit an annual report to the Bishop’s office.
Pastoral Ministry Leadership Team. This group, appointed by the bishop, is responsible for many issues regarding United Brethren ministers.