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Church Policies: Mere Distraction or Essential Ministry?

Church governance and policies can feel like a distraction from gospel ministry. How can we see them in their rightful place as part of that ministry itself?


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In this episode, Phil Topham (Executive Director) is joined by Becky Thomas (Church Governance Advisor) and Gavin Smith, (Christchurch Newport and The Church Office) to discuss why church policies are important to ministry and how churches can get help to put them in place for the good of their people and the good of the gospel.

00:00 - Introduction
- Using church policy templates
- Are church policies a distraction from gospel ministry?
- What do churches miss with their governance?
- How to avoid policy overload
- How FIEC can help churches
25:35 - Biblical principles for creating policies
- Codes of conduct in churches
- Stupid questions

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In:Dependence is FIEC’s official podcast, where you’ll hear teaching and resources for church leaders from the FIEC Ministry Team and guests from FIEC churches and partners.

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