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PAWI POLICY AND PROCEDURAL MANUAL 5Table of ContentsSection 1 – Introduction1.1 Foreword from the General Bishop1.2 Preface from the General Administrator1.3 Vision & Mission1.4 Core Values1.5 Statement of Faith1.6 Purpose of Document1.7 DefinitionsSection 2 – Operating Structure2.1 The Role of the General Conference2.1.1 Function2.1.2 Duties and Functions2.2 The Role of the General Executive2.3 The Role of PAWI’s Council of Elders2.4 The Role of the National Council3.5 Planning the Conference3.5.1Planning the Conference Time-line3.6 Election of Officers3.6.1Preface3.6.2PAWI’s Selection Philosophy3.6.3Purpose3.6.4Principles3.6.5Election Process (Pastors)Section 4 – General Executive Operations4.1 Composition4.2 Functions4.3 Meetings4.3.1 Meeting Policy/Procedure4.3.2 Purpose of Meetings4.3.3 Responsibility of Host District4.3.4 Cost of Meeting2.5 The Role of the District Executive2.6 The Role of the PastorSection 5 – District Executive Operations2.7 Classification of Assemblies5.1 Bishops Manual2.7.1 Pioneer Assemblies5.1.1 Preface2.7.2 Branch Assemblies5.1.2 Objectives2.7.3 Dependent Assemblies5.1.3 Purpose of District Presiding BishopOperational Manual2.7.4 Autonomous AssembliesSection 3 – General ConferenceOperations3.1 Hosting the Conference3.2 Choice and Care of Conference Speakers3.3 Care of General Officers3.4 Care of Former Executive Members5.1.4 Qualifications and Responsibilities5.1.5 Role and Function5.1.6 District Presiding Bishop Responsibilities tothe General Conference5.1.7 District Presiding Bishop Responsibilities tothe General Execuitive5.1.8 District Presiding Bishop Responsibilities tothe District Conference5.1.9 District Presiding Bishop Responsibilities to

6 PAWI POLICY AND PROCEDURAL MANUALthe District Executive6.2 Membership5.1.10 District Presiding Bishop Responsibilities tothe Local Church6.2.1 Classification5.1.11 Development Plan for District PresidingBishop6.2.3 Disciplining of Assembly Members5.1.12 Succession of the District Presiding Bishop5.1.13 Remuneration Package for the DistrictPresiding Bishop5.2 Reporting Model5.3 Ministerial Credentials6.2.2 Becoming a Member of the Assembly6.2.4 Transfer/Withdrawl of Membership6.3 Responsibility of the Assembly to the District6.4 Establishing New Work6.5 Pastor Emeritus6.5.1 Rationale5.3.1 Applying for Credentials6.5.2 Criteria5.3.2 Requirements6.5.3 Benefits5.3.3 Pre-requisite for Credentials6.5.4 Parameters5.3.4 Credential Categories6.5.5 Process5.3.5 Procedure for Applying for Credentials6.5.6 Extention5.3.6 Review of Credentials5.3.7 Transfers5.3.8 Renewal of Credentials6.6 Five-Fold Ministry6.6.1 Procedure for Applying for Recognition forFive-Fold Ministry5.3.9 Terms and Conditions for Renewal5.3.10 Reinstatement of CredentialsSection 7 – Human Resource Policies5.3.11 Credential Ceremony7.1 Recruiting Pastors and Workers5.3.12 Preparing Candidates for Ordination7.1.1 Procedure for Advertising Vacancies5.3.13 Conducting an Ordination Service7.1.2 Applying for vacant Positions5.3.14 Procedure for Installing a Pastor7.1.3 Short-listing Candidates5.4 Ceremonies and Ordaninaces7.1.3.1 Criteria for Short-listing Candidates5.5 Ministerial Directory7.1.4 Notifying Nandidates5.6 District Conferences7.1.5 First Interview5.6.1 Procedure7.1.6 Second Interview5.6.2 Voting Constituency7.1.7 Presenting Candidates to the Church5.6.3 Elections7.1.8 Selection of Pastors5.6.4 Terms of Office and VacanciesSection 6 – The Local Church6.1 The Role of the Church7.1.8.1 Process for the Election of Pastors7.1.8.2 Selection of Assistant Pastor/Assistant to the Pastor7.2 Appointment of Pastor (Dependent Church)7.2.1 Pastoral Designation

PAWI POLICY AND PROCEDURAL MANUAL7.3 Job Description7.8.5 Restoration of Credentials7.3.1 Preamble7.8.6 Rehabilitation Obligations7.3.2 Practical Functions7.8.7 Right to Appeal7.3.3 Organizational Relationship 77.9 Retirement/Termination of Services7.3.3.1 Qualifications7.4 7.4 Performance AppraisalSection 8 – PAWI Communication Policy7.4.1 Purpose8.1 Purpose7.4.2 Appraisal Process8.2 PR and Communications Policy7.4.3 Appraisal Structure7.4.4 Evaluation Scale7.5 Training of Pastors and Workers7.5.1 Rationale8.2.1 Media Policy and Public StatementGuidelines8.2.2 Emergency/Crisis Communications8.2.3 Crisis Communication Plan8.2.3.1 The Crisis Communication Team7.5.2 Training/Re-training8.2.3.2 Crisis Communication Contact List7.5.3 Training/Re-training Policy8.2.3.3 Designated Spokes person7.6 Care for Pastors and Workers8.2.3.4 Media Policy Procedures7.6.1 Importance of Postoral Care7.6.2 Quality of Pastoral Care7.7 Leave Policy7.7.1 Statutory Leave7.7.2 Sick Leave7.7.3 Compassionate Leave7.7.4 Maternity Leave7.7.5 No-Pay Leave7.7.6 ury Duty7.7.7 Sabbatical Leave7.7.8 Other Forms of Leave7.8 Disciplining Credential Holders7.8.1 Nature and Purpose7.8.2 Causes7.8.3 Proceedings7.8.4 Disciplinary Actions8.2.3.5 Evaluation8.3 PAWI Email Etiquette8.3.1Purpose8.3.2Preferred Email Practice8.4 PAWI Website8.4.1 Purpose8.4.2 Information we Collect8.4.3 Use of Personal Data8.4.4 Other Disclosure8.4.5 Security of Personal Data8.4.6 Third Party Website8.4.7 PAWI Website Disclosure8.4.8 Limitation of PAWI Liability8.5 Corporate Identity8.5.1 Corporate Identity Defined8.5.2 Purpose8.5.3 The Logo Elements8.5.4 Guidelines for Use

8 PAWI POLICY AND PROCEDURAL MANUAL8.5.5 Brand Application8.6 Internal Communications8.6.1 Purpose8.6.2 Communication Vehicles10.3.3 Relation to the Opposite Sex10.3.4 The Minister and Church Doctrine10.3.5 The Minister and His Relationship withFellow Ministers8.6.3 Communicating Down10.3.6 The Minister and His AdministrativeSuperiors8.6.4 Communicating Up10.3.7 The Minister and Finance8.6.5 Communicating Across10.3.8 The Minister and Church CeremoniesSection 9 – PAWI Protocol and Etiquette10.3.9 Personal Demeanor10.3.10 The Minister and His Work9.1 Protocol Defined10.3.11 The Minister’s Relations with His Church9.2 Platform Protocol10.3.12 The Minister’s Relation with His profession9.2.1Platform Seating9.2.2Flag protocol on PlatformSection 11 – PAWI Outreach Ministries9.2.3Preachers/Keynote Speakers11.1 Church Ministries9.2.4Introducing the Speaker11.1.1 Background9.3 Protocol and National and Community Officials11.1.2 Introduction9.4 The National Anthem11.1.3 Mission9.5 National and Community Officials Arrival11.1.4 Vision9.5.1 Sitting Plan at Functions (U-shape; pod;circle; conference etc.)9.5.2 The Main Table (Who sits there and how)9.5.3 Placing the Host and the Guest of Honour9.6 Dining Protocol9.6.1 Table Layout9.6.2Dining11.1.5 Church Ministries Structure11.1.5.1 Executive Director – ChurchMinistries11.1.5.2 Church Ministries ExecutiveCouncil11.1.5.3 Church Ministries – District Council11.1.5.4 Church Ministries – DistrictDirector11.1.5.5 Church Ministries – DistrictCoordinatorSection 10 – PAWI’S Code of Ethics10.1 The Ethical Practice of Ministry11.1.5.6 Church Ministries – DistrictSecretary/Treasurer10.2 Breaching Ethical Standards11.1.5.7 Duties of Church MinistriesLeaders10.3 Ministerial Code of Ethics11.1.5.8 Code of Conduct for Officers10.3.1 Objective10.3.2 The Minister and His Image in theCommunity11.1.5.9 Term of office11.2 Missions11.2.1 Guidelines for Missionary Process

PAWI POLICY AND PROCEDURAL MANUAL11.2.2 Guidelines for Candidates11.3.6.4 Prayer11.2.3 Guidelines for Bishops & District MissionsDirector11.3.6.5 Feasibility Study11.2.4 Guidelines for Assessment11.2.5 Guidelines for Training11.3.6.6 Preparation of Project Plan11.3.6.7 Review and Approval of ProjectPlan11.2.6 Guidelines for Deployment to a new Field11.3.7 Strategies for Starting a Church11.2.7 Guidelines for Funding11.3.8 Church Planters Characteristics11.2.8 Raising Support11.3.9 Project Requirements11.2.9 Suggested Ways to Enlist the Support ofOthers11.2.10 Draft Procedure for Orientation11.2.11 Qualifications of Candidacy11.2.12 The Candidate Programme11.2.13 Approval of Candidate11.2.14 Qualifications for Missionary Service11.2.15 Counting the Cost11.3.10 Church Planters Assesment Process11.3.10.1 Church Planter Recruitment11.3.10.2 Initial Screening11.3.10.3 Initial Assesment11.3.10.4 In-Depth Screening11.3.10.5 Assessment Meeting11.3.11 Protocols11.2.16 Understanding Missionary ServiceSection 12 – Health and Safety11.2.17 Home Assignment & Returning to ActiveService12.1 Purpose11.2.18 Vacation Leave12.2 Organizational Responsibilities11.2.19 Other Leave12.3 Accidents and First Aid11.2.20 Resignations and Dismissals12.4 General Fire Safety11.2.21 Short-term Volunteers12.4.1 Fire Precaution11.2.22 Seconded and Associate Missionaries12.4.2 Fire Extinguishers11.3 Church Planting11. Purpose11. Rationale11.3.3 Philosophy of Church Planting12.4.3 Event of a Fire12.4.4 Evacuation Procedure12.5 Electrical Safety12.6 Slips, Trips and Falls11.3.4 Church Planting Policy Guidelines12.6.1 Reasons for Slips, Trips and Falls11.3.5 Reasons for Church Planting12.6.2 Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls11.3.6 Church Planting Procedures11.3.6.1 Application11.3.6.2 Identification of Church PlantingOpportunities11.3.6.3 Consultation12.7 Lighting12.8 Food Preparation12.9 Risk Assessment 9

10 PAWI POLICY AND PROCEDURAL MANUAL12.9.1 Assessment Process15.1 Introduction12.9.2 Risk Ratings15.2 Defining Child Protection12.10 Contractors15.3 Scripture References12.11 Persons with Disability15.4 Duty of Care12.11.1 Access to the Built Physical12.11.2 Education and TrainingSection 13 – Financial Policies13.1 Purpose13.2 Personnel Involved13.3 Fraud Prevention15.5 Commitments15.6 Types of Abuse15.6.1 Sexual Abuse15.6.2 Physical Abuse15.6.3 Neglect15.6.4 Emotional Abuse15.6.5 Bullying13.3.1 Counting Funds15.7 Why Abuse is Not Reported13.3.2 Petty Cash and Other Cash Funds15.8 Factors that can Contribute to Abuse13.3.3 Reconciling Bank Accounts13.3.4 Audits13.3.5 Accounting FormatSection 14 – Procurement Policy andProcedure14.1 Purpose14.2 Objectives14.3 General Principles14.4 Procurement Procedure14.5 Congregants as Paid Suppliers14.6 Procedure for Developing Preferred Suppliers’Database14.6.1 Gather Suppliers’ Information14.6.2 Evaluate Results14.6.3 Track and Review14.7 Procedure for Procuring Foreign Goods14.8 Potential Risk (Red Flags)Section 15 – Child Abuse Policy15.9 Reporting Abuse15.9.1 Reporting Situations of Concern15.9.2 Principles of Reporting15.9.3 Report from Child, Youth, Volunteer of PAWIMember15.10 Administrative Leave15.11 Disciplinary Action15.12 Dealing With the Media15.13 Guidelines for Creating a Child-Safe Ministry15.14 Offenders and the Church

12 PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF THE WEST INDIES POLICY MANUALSECTION 11.1 ForewordPAWI’s Policy manual has been prepared as a guide to all who serve in the fellowship, particularly at leadershiplevels. The purpose of this Manual is to aid in the effective and efficient functioning of staff, ministry groups andchurch members; to create a culture of “order” through principles and regulations that guide the operations of thefellowship, and provide a framework for leaders to assist in sound decision-making.This manual also serves as an easy and quick reference for operational guidelines to bring the organizationaland operational structure of PAWI together in a succinct manner. The document establishes a consistent basefrom which to manage all the operations of PAWI. Wherever conflicts may arise regarding doctrine, philosophyof ministry, procedure and organizational structure, this document will assist in addressing and resolving suchconflicts. Notwithstanding this, PAWI’s Constitution and Bylaws will always take precedent over other contentfound in this manual.Unless otherwise stated, the contents of this Manual will be considered standard policy by the fellowship and isintended for wide-spread use across the fellowship to regulate its operations.The Policy Manual is consistent with the ideals of PAWI’s Strategic Plan (2014-2019) towards building a more robustorganization, one that is able to sustain higher levels of performance in the dynamic environment in which weoperate. As such, PAWI proposes to review the contents of this Manual annually to ensure it remains relevant tothe changing needs of the Fellowship.1.2 Preface From the General AdministratorThe Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies International, from its inception, sought to give guidance toinexperienced ministers in areas of practical ministry. This manual has done that in a meaningful way. It coverstopics such as etiquette, organizational branding, disciplinary procedures, etc. The creation of this manual,commissioned by the General Executive and compiled by Miss. Valerie Charles in collaboration with seniorministers have created a manual of great worth. The manual has unearthed documents from various sources thatexisted in the organization through its districts (not published or publicly recognized) and stylistically orderedthem for use in the multicultural diaspora called the Caribbean.Compilation of the manual has allowed to unearth the rich heritage and long standing biblical standards andtraditions of PAWI that has given meaning to ministers and congregants alike. The ordination procedure that wascreated by the North East Trinidad District to the disciplinary procedure that was created by a minister as partof treating with matters in the local church he pastored the quest to find relevant documents for this manualwas both exciting and rewarding. It continues to reveal the height PAWI has grown in the hundred years of itsexistence.The authors’ goal has been to try to make their contributions as readable as possible. They have avoidedprofessional language as far as possible and provided concrete examples to illustrate the discussion. They havealso sought to group common themes together to further ease referencing. The numbering of the manual makesfor ease of finding anything both by section and page.The Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies looks forward with great anticipation and hope, delivering thegospel to the world without compromise or conflict. We hope that this manual helps in managing the process ofmanifesting the will of Jesus Christ wherever this great organization extends its borders.Rev. Nolan WarnerGeneral Administrator

PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF THE WEST INDIES POLICY MANUAL 131.3 Vision & Mission Statementsfor othersVISION1.5 Statement of FaithTo be a vibrant, global organization, built upon soundbiblical truths and unity, which utilizes its resources toserve all people.MISSION We Believe the Holy Scriptures, both Old andNew Testaments, are the divinely inspired Wordof God without error in the original writings, andthe final authority for all Christian faith and life (IITimothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21).PAWI exists to fulfil the purpose of God by transformingpeople and communities everywhere, by the gospel ofJesus Christ, through the power and manifestation ofthe Holy Spirit for the Glory of God. We Believe in one God, infinite, perfect andeternally existent in three persons, Father, Sonand Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; I Peter1:2; II Corinthians 13:14).1.4 Core ValuesINTEGRITYWe shall conduct ourselves and the business of PAWIwith the highest integrity and uprightness of heartACCOUNTABILITYWe shall take full responsibility for our actions anddecisions and will be answerable for their resultingconsequencesLOYALTYWe shall be loyal to our commitment and obligation toGod and to our duties and responsibilitiesGODLINESSWe shall demonstrate Godliness through ouradherence to the virtues of GodFAITHWe shall rely on and trust the Word of God as thedetermining factor for every decision we makeFEAR OF GODWe shall live daily in the fear and reverence of GodRESPECTWe shall demonstrate utmost respect for ourselves and We Believe in the virgin birth of the Lord JesusChrist, His unqualified deity, His sinless humanity,the eternal all-sufficiency of His atoning death,His bodily resurrection and His ascension to HisFather’s right hand (I Corinthians 15:3-4; John 1:1,20:24-29; Hebrews 4:15; I Timothy 2:5; Revelation20:1-6). We Believe in the personal and imminent, pretribulation return of Jesus Christ for His church,i.e. the rapture; the pre-millennial return of JesusChrist with His church, and His millennial reignon earth (Hebrews 9:28; I Thessalonians 4:13-18;Revelation 20:1-6; I Corinthians 15:51; Philippians3:20-21; Titus 2:13). We Believe that justification is a judicial act of Godon the believer’s behalf solely through faith inChrist’s death and resurrection (Romans 3:24,26;4:18-25; 5:1; I Corinthians 6:11; Galatians 3:24). We Believe that man was created in the image ofGod but fell into sin and is under condemnation,and that it is only through the atoning workof the Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration bythe Holy Spirit that salvation can be obtained(Genesis 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:1-13; John 14:6; Acts4:12; I Timothy 2:5-6). We Believe that water Baptism by immersion, andthe Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observedby the church during the present age (Matthew28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; I Corinthians 11:1734). We Believe that the Christian life involvesdiscipleship, obedience to the Word of God,holiness, witness and service through the powerof the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16;Acts 1:8; 2:38; II Corinthians 6:14-18; 7:1) . We Believe in the baptism with the Holy Spirit

14 PAWI POLICY AND PROCEDURAL MANUALwith the initial physical evidence of speaking inother tongues (Acts 2:4; 4:31; 10:46; I Corinthians12:13-14; Ephesians 5:18). We Believe in the demonstration of the gifts ofthe Spirit, and the manifestation of the fruit of theSpirit (Galatians 5:22-23). We Believe in the divine healing of the humanbody as provided for in the atonement, whichis a privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4,5; James5:14,15). We Believe in Heaven as the eternal inheritanceof the believers, and in Hell and the Lake of Fire asthe place of eternal doom for the devil, his angels,and all unbelievers (John 14:1-3; Revelation20:10-15, 21:1-6). We Believe that the true Church consists of allwho through faith in Jesus Christ have beenregenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united inthe Body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; 4:3-6). We Believe in and practice the five-fold Ministriesand the supporting Ministries to be operationalin the Church (Ephesians 4:11-13).1.6 Purpose of DocumentThe Policies outlined in this document are generalstatements of direction and purpose of PAWI that allowusers to exercise good judgment in the daily operationof all arms of the fellowship as well as promote theefficient use of resources throughout the fellowship.Policies explain what and why things are done. Theprocedures explain how things are done.The Policies and procedures outlined here, are notintended to be restrictive, but to offer parameterswithin which we may operate. It is our hope thatthese reflect our understanding that we are a faithcommunity grounded in a covenant relationship withGod and with one another that allows all to grow intofull maturity. Our policies and procedures will alsoreflect the Fellowship’s commitment for justice andpeace and to respect the dignity of every human being.The policy and procedure manual is also designed tohelp our leadership with the effective management ofour districts, churches and the various church ministriesIn the area of decision-making, and with accountability.Additionally, this document contains information thatwill mitigate against legal risks and help us shield ourfellowship and its leaders from possible litigation.The PAWI Bylaws govern all policies contained in thisdocument and as such this document does not seekto supersede the tenant of the PAWI Bylaws. Thisdocument however, supersedes any previous manualand/or written or unwritten policies. No departmentwithin PAWI has the right to establish, administer,change or eliminate policy guidelines other than theones obtained in this document.1.7 Definitions “Assembly” means a local church congregationof the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indiesmembers. “Bylaws” mean the part of this documentcomprising the laws adopted by the GeneralConference. (The Bylaws put into effectthe principles of the Constitution and aresubordinate to the Constitution.) “Constitution” means the part of this documentrecording the fundamental laws and principlesof the Fellowship. “Credential holder” means a person holding acredential, that is, a licence from the Fellowshipfor Ministry. “District Conference” means the DistrictConference referred to in Article XI. “District” means any geographical districtestablished under Article XI. “Fellowship” means the Pentecostal Assembliesof the West Indies. “General Conference” means the highest andultimate governing body of the Fellowship. “National Conference” means the geographicaldistricts established under Article X with specificreference to Trinidad and Tobago. “Other bodies” mean fellowships, ministries,and para-church organizations (see Article VI,clause 2 below). Words denoting the masculine gender shallinclude the feminine gender except in the caseof the General Bishop and the Assistant GeneralBishop.

PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF THE WEST INDIES POLICY MANUAL 15SECTION 22.1 The Role of the General Conference2.1.1 FunctionThe General Conference shall exercise administrative and judicial authority within the PAWI Fellowship, inaccordance with the provisions of the Constitution and Bylaws, and the laws of the various member Districts.2.1.2Duties and PowersThe General Conference shall possess all the powers of the general meeting of the members of the Fellowshipduly convened and all the powers granted to the corporations by letters patent, and the incidental and auxiliarypowers possessed by the corporations in accordance with laws of the various member countries.The General Conference shall possess power to: Make Bylaws from time to time for the conduct and management of the Fellowship. Exercise power by a seventy-five percent (75%) majority of the members of the General Conference present and voting toauthorize a sale of the undertakings or assets of the property at 85 Tunapuna Road, the West Indies School of Theology atFourth Bridge, Maracas Valley, and such other properties as may be acquired by or may belong to the Fellowship throughthe International Office. Designate criteria for parliamentary procedure for itself and for the member Districts and/or other official bodies of theFellowship. Elect such officers as it shall choose in accordance with the provisions of Bylaws. Elect a Board of Elders from time to time from among PAWI members who are Recommended by the General Executive. The Board shall serve as elders of the PAWI Fellowship in an advisory capacityto the General Executive.Its terms of reference shall be:a. To act as intercessors for the Fellowship.b. To advise the General Bishop/General Executive/General Officers as to trends, concerns and issues that are impactingthe Fellowship.c. To assist the General Executive where needed or possibly in an advisory/mentoring/coaching and conflict resolutionsituations from time to time.d. To assist in safe guarding the distinctiveness of the Fellowship.e. To make themselves available, when invited, to sit with the Generalf. Executive at least once during the conference term to discuss the further development of the Fellowship2.2 The Role of the General ExecutiveThe General Executive is responsible for:Human resource development at all levels of the organization (i.e. identifying skills needed and where, skillspossessed, developed training programmes for imparting those skills) Providing the infrastructure for social ministry on a macro scale Maximizing on the present potential of finances and creating new streams of income Creating a structure for effective communication throughout the organization, especially from the head office to allcongregations

16 PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF THE WEST INDIES POLICY MANUAL Encouraging greater real estate development2.3 The Role of PAWI Council of Elders To act as intercessors for the Fellowship. To advise the General Bishop/General Executive/General Officers as to trends, concerns and issues that are impacting theFellowship. To assist the General Executive where needed or possible in advisory/mentoring/coaching and conflict resolutionsituations from time to time. To assist in safe guarding the distinctiveness of the Fellowship. To make themselves available, when invited, to sit with the General Executive at least once during the conference termto discuss the further development of the Fellowship.2.4 The Role of the National Council Responsible for the supervision of all District matters. Responsible for the administration of all district funds. Responsible for instituting disciplinary procedures against credentialed holders of the District. Shall set in order Assemblies which have not met the prescribed requirements specified by the Bylaws. Shall normally hold monthly meetings of the executive and special meetings at the discretion of the District PresidingBishop or as agreed by the District Executive. Shall have authority to counsel the local assembly as to the advisability of a projector projects. Shall administer the Missions Policy at the District Conference. Shall act as facilitator/middle manager in ensuring that directives of the General Conference and/or Executive are carriedout. Shall be responsible for ensuring that the primary objectives of the District’s churches are mapped out and are beingexecuted. Shall function as communication liaison between the general Executive and credentialed workers and churchcongregations, ensuring a two way flow of communication.2.5 The Role of the District ExecutiveThe District Executive facilitates and acts as a middle manager in ensuring that the directives of the executivebody are carried out. Additionally, the district is responsible for ensuring that the primary objectives of the churchare well mapped out and that they are being executed. In their role as the overseer of the churches, the districtalso acts as liaison/communication facilitator between the executive and the pastors and churches, ensuring atwo-way flow of information.2.6 The Role of the PastorThe Pastor’s portfolio shall include the following duties, failure to observe which shall constitute grounds for thewithdrawal of credentials: Give himself primarily to the ministry of the Word and prayer (Acts 6:4). Be the spiritual head of the Assembly and shall be assisted by the Church Board in supervising all activities of the Assembly. Be responsible for all the services of the Assembly and all activities of the Departments.

PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF THE WEST INDIES POLICY MANUAL 17 Have final authority in respect of anyone speaking in or as the representative of the Assembly. Arrange for all special meetings, prayer or training conventions, and crusades. Give full cooperation to the promotion of the work of the District. Normally serve as Chairman of all business meetings of the Assembly and the Church Board and be an ex-officio memberof all committees and Departments of the Assembly. Give precedence to the Presiding Bishop or other Executive official who has come to preside at special meetings of theAssembly. Acquaint the Presiding Bishop of his intention to leave the country before doing so and in the event that he intends tobe away for more than three (3) months ensure, in consultation with the Church Board and the Presiding Bishop thatsatisfactory arrangements have been made to fill his pulpit.2.7 Classification of Assemblies2.7.1 Pioneer Assemblies An Assembly may be designated as a Pioneer Assembly where the District Executive considers that a new work should becommenced. Such an Assembly shall be under the direct supervision of the District Executive. A new Assembly shall retain the Pioneer status when funds are being expended on rent for a meeting place or on propertyfor future building purposes, and when other evidence exists that an Assembly has commenced. The District shall assume full financial responsibility for a Pioneer Assembly. Any person associated or affiliated with the District must seek the approval of the District Executive before establishingsuch an Assembly. When in the opinion of the District Executive the Assembly has reached a certain level of maturity and has a baptizedsenior membership (see Bylaw 9.10.4) of at least fifteen (15) persons, the Assembly may be designated as a DependentAssembly.2.7.2 Branch Assemblies Any Autonomous Assembly (see Bylaw 9.1.4) may, with the approval of the District Executive, establish a Branch Assemblyunder its direction and supervision. The work is given Branch Assembly status when funds are being expended on rent for a meeting place, or property forbuilding purposes, and when other evidence exists that the Assembly has achieved a degree of permanence. The sponsoring Assembly shall assume full responsibility for its Branch Assembly, except where the District Executive hasagreed to offer it financial aid. When in the opinion of the District Executive, in consultation with the Autonomous Assembly, the Assembly has maturedsufficiently to become a Dependent Assembly, and has a baptized membership of at least fifteen (15) persons, theAssembly may be designated as a Dependent Assembly.2.7.3 Dependent Assemblies A Dependent Assembly is one which has not matured sufficiently to accept its full share of responsibility for themaintenance of Scriptural order, and is dependent upon external support. Dependent Assemblies are subject to the general supervision of the District Executive, which shall provide for pastoralcare during the absence of the resident Pastor, and also m

7.7 Leave Policy 7.7.1 Statutory Leave 7.7.2 Sick Leave 7.7.3 Compassionate Leave 7.7.4 Maternity Leave 7.7.5 No-Pay Leave 7.7.6 ury Duty 7.7.7 Sabbatical Leave 7.7.8 Other Forms of Leave 7.8 Disciplining Credential Holders 7.8.1 Nature and Purpose 7.8.2 Causes 7.8.3 Proceedings 7.8.4 Disciplinary Actions 7.8.5 Restoration of Credentials

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