Pastor Parish Relations

The Pastor Parish Relations Team of COM is charged with addressing and assisting with problems that emerge within congregations that are beyond the ability of the pastor and/or the session to resolve. Such problems may include:

  • Conflict involving pastor, staff, session, or congregation as a whole;
  • Difficult transitions;
  • Extreme financial stress;
  • Dissatisfaction with pastor's performance; etc.

Pastor Parish Relations may recommend the formation of teams to work with sessions or congregations in difficulty, or, if necessary, may recommend the formation of Administrative Commissions. The following documents may be of assistance in resolving issues in your church:

            Ministerial Ethics

            Guidelines for Sabbatical Leave

            Dissolution Policy

            Terms of Dissolution for Retiring Ministers

  Dissolution Agreement Form