Pastoral Support & HR Resources


Pastor sabbatical policies – See the attached sample sabbatical policy, or contact Dan Peterson at the CMA office at:



For help with research related to recommended pastoral salary and benefit packages, we recommend the resources from the National Association of Church Business Administrators at:


We think Best Church Practices has a good church staff evaluation, which you can peruse on their website through the link below to You can buy a training pack that has a variety of evaluations and resources as part of their “Best Church Practices Training Pack”. This “for fee” download is a great tool and costs about $24.95.  It includes performance appraisal forms for pastoral staff, musicians & worship leaders, administrative staff, etc., and offers additional excellent resources for church staff eval’s.  After clicking on their link below, click the following tabs:   

  • Store
  • Training Tools
  • “Best Church Practices Training Pack”
  • “Church Staff Evaluations”  

For more information,  contact Dan Peterson at the CMA office at:

Sample pastoral review guidelines are available from Converge MidAtlantic.



Converge Worldwide offers an excellent retirement plan for full time pastors and church staff members.  For more info



Converge MidAtlantic seeks to assist our churches in upholding the highest biblical standards of personal holiness and sexual purity with particular scrutiny given to those who are in positions of leadership, power and influence.

As autonomous self-governing congregations, it is our ardent desire that Coverge MidAtlantic churches maintain high standards for those who are credentialed, employed, or empowered within the congregation to effect or influence the lives of others. It is our intent to provide practical guidance for the life and conduct of these spiritual leaders motivating them to high levels of personal, moral and sexual conduct and guarding those who have been put in their spiritual care.

Converge MidAtlantic provides recommended procedures for the discipline and/or removal of any leader who violates this high standard, thereby forfeiting his or her right to continue in a position of spiritual leadership.

Biblical Foundations

Our first model and mandate is the Word of God. Our secondary mandate is the law of civil government. We believe the Bible speaks clearly concerning those who wander away from this high standard. The Bible warns of the disastrous impact such misconduct will have upon their own person, victims affected and upon the church as a whole.

With this strong biblical conviction and foundation, Converge MidAtlantic has adopted a “Moral Failure Guidelines and Policies” handbook for member church of our Converge region.  The full policy document can be accessed through the link below.  For further information, contact Dan Peterson at Converge MidAtlantic

Moral Failure Policy Handbook



For guidance with personnel matters, and a sample personnel handbook, view the attached “Sample personnel handbook” or contact Dan Peterson at:



For specific resources, contact Dan Peterson at:




  • 20 E. McKinley, Suite 3
  • Poland, OH 44514