EMPLOYMENT

GENERAL COMMENTS

True Light Ministries will care for its employees in a way that demonstrates a high regard and appreciation for the individual and his/her ministry service (1 Timothy 5:17-18, Colossians 4:1, Matthew 25:21, Galatians 6:2 and 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13).  We will foster an atmosphere of reciprocal care between the staff and the congregation and remove as many encumbrances as possible to help the staff serve effectively and efficiently.  We will encourage present and future staff to pursue excellence in ministry and reward them for their excellent performance.  We will also strive to maintain our responsibility to be good stewards over the resources that have been entrusted to Church leadership.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Church is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, veteran’s status, age or any other applicable protected class so required by state of local statue or code, to the extent required by law.  This would include providing reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities.  To deny a qualified person the chance to contribute to the ministries of True Light Ministries because he or she is a member of a minority group is unfair to everyone and is not consistent with Scriptural principles.  This applies to all employment practices, including hiring, promotions, training, disciplinary action, termination, and benefits.  The Church does, however, reserve the right to employ persons who have a denominational background and philosophy of ministry similar to ours and who, in the opinion of the Church, have a work history and a life style that is consistent with the Scriptural principles of the Church.  Since these conditions are that of a spiritual nature, the Board of Elders shall make the final decisions concerning noncompliance with these conditions.  All employment decisions will be made in compliance with applicable employment-related laws.

EMPLOYMENT AT WILL

Under federal and state law the Church has the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause or advance notice and the employee may resign at any time.  This employment “at will” relationship will remain in effect throughout the ministers’ and non-ministers’ employment with True Light Ministries.

This employment “at will” relationship may not be modified by any form of oral or implied agreement.  No Church leader, supervisor or Church representative has the authority to alter this relationship, and each employee shall never interpret such a person’s remarks as a contract for and/nor as a guarantee of continued employment.

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