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Policy and Procedures

Planning in a dynamic organization such as a church is an evolving, continuing process. Planning for Westwood Baptist Church involves the interweaving components of all ministries including the functions of teaching and preaching, discipleship, worship, prayer, personnel, evaluation, global outreach, evangelism, facilities and operations.  
 
Because change is never ending, policy and procedure must be conceived as an ongoing process rather than as an end product. The ultimate planning goal at Westwood is to produce fully developing disciples in the church.  
 
The following policies and procedures have been approved by the Westwood Baptist Church Elder board to further this goal.
 

Current Westwood Church policies: (Document links)

SECTION  0000           CONGREGATION
   0001 – By Laws
      0001.1 Doctrinal Statement (Appendix I)
      0001.2 Church Covenant (Appendix II)
 
SECTION  1000           ELDERS COUNCIL
   1100    Definitions - Goal, Objective, Procedures, Rules
      1101 – The Elder and Divorce
      1102 - Adoption and Dissemination of Board Policies
      1103 - Standard Format of Board Policies and Procedure
   1300    Primary Purposes, Directions and Functions 
      1301 - Promotions
   1400    Church Discipline      
   1500    Sexual Offenders
   1600    Whistleblower Policy
   1700    Politics and Elections Policy
   1800    Conflict of Interest
           
SECTION  2000           MINISTRY DIVISIONS 
   2100    Evangelism
   2200    Assimilation/Membership
   2300    Children’s      
      2311 – AWANA
      2312 – Scholarships
      2313 – Fall Festival
      2317 – Kid’s Church 
      2318 – No Nit Policy             
   2400    Student Ministries
      2416 – Staff Training
   2500    Adult Ministries
      2511 – Men’s Ministry
      2519 – Adult BFH
      2523 – Library
      2526 – Reconciliation
      2532 – Life Groups
      2533 - Singles
   2600    Senior Pastor/Executive Administration
      2601 – Pastor On Call
      2620 – Pulpit Supply
   2700    Worship Arts
   2800    Women’s Ministries
      2801 – Mid Week Bible Study
         2801.1p – Child Care Procedure
         2801.2p – Snow Procedure
         2810p – Wedding Procedures
            2810.1p – Wedding Reception Procedures
         2820p -   Funeral Booklet for Non-attendee
   2900    Global Outreach
      2900 – Global Outreach Policy
      2911 – Short-Term Missions Policy
      2912 – Global Outreach Project Fundraising
                                               
SECTION  3000           SUPPORT MINISTRIES
   3100    Technical
   3200    Buildings and Grounds
      3201 - Outside Group Use of Facilities
      3211 - Building Usage
      3221 - Vehicle Use Policy
   3300    Technical (Sound, Video)
   3700    Communications
      3701 - Computer/Internet usage
 
SECTION 4000           PERSONNEL/HUMAN RESOURCES
   4010    Hiring Policy
   4011    Sexual Conduct Policy
   4020    Baby Sitting Policy
   4040    Employee Handbook
   4050    Drug Use policy                          

SECTION  5000           FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
   5010    Funds Management Handbook
   5020    Fund Raising Policy
   5030    Reimbursement Expense Account Policy
   5040    Memorial Fund Policy
   5050    Benevolence Guidelines
   5100    Purchasing  
      
SECTION 6000           INSTRUCTION / CURRICULUM
   6002    Curriculum Position Statement
   6003    Operative Principles and Objectives of All Areas of Instruction and Curriculum
      6102    Coordination of Christian Education
      6201    General Program - Elementary
      6230    General Program – Middle/Junior High School
      6258    General Program - High School
 

Policy and Procedures

Planning in a dynamic organization such as a church is an evolving, continuing process. Planning for Westwood Baptist Church involves the interweaving components of all ministries including the functions of teaching and preaching, discipleship, worship, prayer, personnel, evaluation, global outreach, evangelism, facilities and operations.  
 
Because change is never ending, policy and procedure must be conceived as an ongoing process rather than as an end product. The ultimate planning goal at Westwood is to produce fully developing disciples in the church.  
 
The following policies and procedures have been approved by the Westwood Baptist Church Elder board to further this goal.
 

Current Westwood Church policies: (Document links)

SECTION  0000           CONGREGATION
   0001 – By Laws
      0001.1 Doctrinal Statement (Appendix I)
      0001.2 Church Covenant (Appendix II)
 
SECTION  1000           ELDERS COUNCIL
   1100    Definitions - Goal, Objective, Procedures, Rules
      1101 – The Elder and Divorce
      1102 - Adoption and Dissemination of Board Policies
      1103 - Standard Format of Board Policies and Procedure
   1300    Primary Purposes, Directions and Functions 
      1301 - Promotions
   1400    Church Discipline      
   1500    Sexual Offenders
   1600    Whistleblower Policy
   1700    Politics and Elections Policy
   1800    Conflict of Interest
           
SECTION  2000           MINISTRY DIVISIONS 
   2100    Evangelism
   2200    Assimilation/Membership
   2300    Children’s      
      2311 – AWANA
      2312 – Scholarships
      2313 – Fall Festival
      2317 – Kid’s Church 
      2318 – No Nit Policy             
   2400    Student Ministries
      2416 – Staff Training
   2500    Adult Ministries
      2511 – Men’s Ministry
      2519 – Adult BFH
      2523 – Library
      2526 – Reconciliation
      2532 – Life Groups
      2533 - Singles
   2600    Senior Pastor/Executive Administration
      2601 – Pastor On Call
      2620 – Pulpit Supply
   2700    Worship Arts
   2800    Women’s Ministries
      2801 – Mid Week Bible Study
         2801.1p – Child Care Procedure
         2801.2p – Snow Procedure
         2810p – Wedding Procedures
            2810.1p – Wedding Reception Procedures
         2820p -   Funeral Booklet for Non-attendee
   2900    Global Outreach
      2900 – Global Outreach Policy
      2911 – Short-Term Missions Policy
      2912 – Global Outreach Project Fundraising
                                               
SECTION  3000           SUPPORT MINISTRIES
   3100    Technical
   3200    Buildings and Grounds
      3201 - Outside Group Use of Facilities
      3211 - Building Usage
      3221 - Vehicle Use Policy
   3300    Technical (Sound, Video)
   3700    Communications
      3701 - Computer/Internet usage
 
SECTION 4000           PERSONNEL/HUMAN RESOURCES
   4010    Hiring Policy
   4011    Sexual Conduct Policy
   4020    Baby Sitting Policy
   4040    Employee Handbook
   4050    Drug Use policy                          

SECTION  5000           FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
   5010    Funds Management Handbook
   5020    Fund Raising Policy
   5030    Reimbursement Expense Account Policy
   5040    Memorial Fund Policy
   5050    Benevolence Guidelines
   5100    Purchasing  
      
SECTION 6000           INSTRUCTION / CURRICULUM
   6002    Curriculum Position Statement
   6003    Operative Principles and Objectives of All Areas of Instruction and Curriculum
      6102    Coordination of Christian Education
      6201    General Program - Elementary
      6230    General Program – Middle/Junior High School
      6258    General Program - High School