Employee and Volunteer Safety
The following sample resources relate to church employees.
Application Form: Word | PDF
This is a sample application form for church employment, customizable by position.
Background Check Authorization Form: Word | PDF
Use this sample form to obtain consent from job applicants to run a criminal background search. Unlike the Background Check Authorization Form in the Youth and Children's section, this sample form contains an additional notation about date of birth, since that is a piece of information that cannot typically be asked of an employee.
GuideOne policyholders receive discounts on background checks provided by SafeChurch® Shepherd's Watch which has negotiated low-cost, easy-to-access, and timely background checks through one of the nation's largest screening organizations, LexisNexis®. This service is more comprehensive and customer-oriented than those offered through any other vendor.
Reference Check Documentation Form: Word | PDF
Use this sample form to document references checked on applicants for church employment.
Employee Handbook: Word | PDF
This is a sample handbook for church personnel.
Performance Evaluation Form: Word | PDF
Use this sample form to provide periodic evaluations of church employees.
Performance Improvement Plan Form: Word | PDF
Use this sample form to assist in developing and documenting a corrective action plan for employees with performance issues.