Guidelines for Congregations & Presbyteries Regarding the Employment of Additional Pastoral Personnel

24.9.2020 | Congregational Life, Guidelines,

This set of Guidelines – revised in 2021 – approved by the Linkage Commission and therefore carrying the authority of the General Assembly, seeks to set out clearly the steps which a kirk session needs to take as it considers the creation of APP posts within its congregation.

These updated Guidelines bring together various sets of guidelines including ‘Guidelines for kirk sessions on general employment issues’, issued to all congregations in 2017 (see Appendix A).

The Guidelines represent the current policy and practice which should be followed in all APP appointments.

The Guidelines can be downloaded from the downloads box.