. FBCC Policies & Procedures

First Baptist Church Chataignier
Herein known as: "F.B.C.C."
Policies and Procedures of: First Baptist church Chataignier [herein known as"F.B.C.C."]
Alcoholic Beverage- Policies -
Everyone in a position of leadership shall abstain from the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances (Drugs).
  • Any use, purchase, or sale of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances (Drugs) by anyone in leadership results in immediate resignation or they will be voted out of that position by the "F.B.C.C." active membership.
  • The use of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances (Drugs) and tobacco are not permitted on F.B.C.C. Property. Absolutely no consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances (Drugs) or tobacco allowed on "F.B.C.C." property.

Bulletin & Copy Machine -
The "F.B.C.C." shall select a Bulletin Director who will be responsible for preparing the "F.B.C.C." bulletin each week. The Bulletin Director will coordinate the bulletin by obtaining information from the pastor and receiving any additional information from "F.B.C.C." members or committees.
  • The Bulletin Director will be responsible for making coping of the bulletin for distribution.
  • The Bulletin Director will make sure that the bulletins are placed in a central location so members will have good availability to them.
  • The Minister of Education shall be in charge of copy machine maintenance, repairs, supplies, and purchases.
  • The Minister of Education or someone he/she designates, should be present when all repairs and maintenance are done to the copy machine.
  • The Minister of Education will make sure that only authorized persons are using the copy machine.
  • The Minister of Education will designate who is authorized to use the copy machine.
  • The Minister of Education will post names of people authorized to make copies, in a promint place.
  • Every effort should be made by "F.B.C.C." members to get information to be copied to an authorized person if copies are needed. If an authorized person is using the machine and a problem arises, they are to immediately turn off the machine and contact the Minister of Education for correction of the problem.
  • The copy machine is to be used for "F.B.C.C." related copies. EXCEPTIONS must be approved by the Minister of Educaton. The Minister of Education shall bring a report and/or problems before the "F.B.C.C." at monthly business meeting. Emergency repairs/purchases may be addressed by consultation with and approval of the Senior Pastor and/or Chairman of Deacons.

"F.B.C.C." church Sign -
The "F.B.C.C." shall select a person who will be responsible for preparing the "F.B.C.C." church sign each week.
  • 1. The person selected shall check with the pastor on the message to be placed on the sign.
  • 2. The person will be responsible for keeping all letters in good condition and order.
  • 3. It will be the selected person’s responsibility to obtain extra letters as necessary to complete messages each week.

Baptismal Committee -
Policies and Procedures of: First Baptist church Chataignier [herein known as"F.B.C.C."] Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
The primary function of the Baptismal Committee is to assist the pastor in preparing for administering the ordinance of baptism.
Duties:
  • The committee will have all necessary supplies available and ready for use prior to each baptismal service such as robes and towels.
  • The pastor will provide the committee with a list of names of those who will be baptized.
  • The committee recommends that the pastor meet with the candidate and offer a period of instruction, preferably immediately before the baptismal services.
  • A copy of that list should be given to the "F.B.C.C." clerk as soon as the baptismal service is over.
  • The Committee will assist the candidates at the time of the baptism:
    • take the candidates to the dressing rooms,
    • answer questions that may arise,
    • assist them while changing, etc.
  • The Committee will assist the pastor at baptism time by:
    • placing candidates in proper order for baptism
    • placing candidates in proper order for baptism
    • making sure that the lighting is handled properly in the pool and auditorium.
    • The committee will assist the candidate in and out of the pool and into the dressing room.
  • The committee is responsible for drying the floor in the baptismal area as a safety precaution.
  • The committee will bring any problems to the "FBCC"’s attention at regular monthly business meetings.

Benevolence Committee -
Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
The "F.B.C.C." Benevolence Committee (herein known as the "F.B.C.C.B.C.") has the responsibility of helping persons of various needs in the "F.B.C.C." community. The "F.B.C.C.B.C." will meet to address any need that is brought before them, that would require any donation of money or supplies. The "F.B.C.C.B.C." would be required to visit with the persons making the request, to determine exact need. The "F.B.C.C.B.C." would be educated as to other areas of the community that might also help the person in need. The "F.B.C.C.B.C." may ask the "F.B.C.C." to delegate one Sunday per year for an offering to the benevolence fund, which would be in addition to the approved budget. The "F.B.C.C.B.C." would have the option of asking the "F.B.C.C." congregation for a special offering if a need arose.
  • All special offering requests must be made through the "F.B.C.C." finance committee.
  • If the "F.B.C.C.B.C." requests a special offering, it can not be for a specific need; only to be taken for the benevolence fund in general.
The "F.B.C.C.B.C." has the right to request a larger budget.
  • All additional budget requests must be made through the "F.B.C.C." finance committee.
  • All budget increase requests must be approved by a majority vote of the church in a regular or called business meeting of "F.B.C.C."
  • No money would actually be given unless determined by members of the "F.B.C.C.B.C.".
  • Financial help should, if possible, only be given to a service company such as:
    • Electric, Water or Gas company
    • Grocery company
    • agent to whom would supply the service or materials needed
  • No money would be given to an individual without supervision of a benevolence "F.B.C.C.B.C." member.
  • If possible, a "F.B.C.C.B.C." member should make the purchase of supplies or materials to be presented to the person making the request
    • Groceries
    • Clothing
    • Rent LI>Professional Services such as the following:
    • Hospital
    • Doctor
    • Lawyer
    • other professional services
  • The "F.B.C.C.B.C." would report to the "F.B.C.C." at monthly business meetings as needed.
  • The "F.B.C.C.B.C." will also see to the needs of families of deceased members:
    • Order appropriate flower arrangements for funerals

Building Committee -
Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
The Building Committee shall have the responsibility of evaluating the need of additions or structural modifications as needed for the growth and needs of the "F.B.C.C." building.
  • The Committee will evaluate requests made as to the need of additions or structural maintenance.
  • The Committee will set goals and promote needed funding.
  • The Committee will work with the finance committee to secure monies needed for projects.
  • The Committee will help in the selection of outside firms to work on the project.
  • The Committee will update the "F.B.C.C." on suggestions and make reports at the regular scheduled monthly business meeting.

Maintenance & Grounds Committee -
Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
The primary function of this committee is to be responsible for the maintenance and the grounds of the "F.B.C.C." property.
Duties:
  • The committee will inspect the "F.B.C.C." property monthly, and report any maintenance necessary.
  • The chairman is responsible for seeing that the inspection is done.
  • The chairman has church approved authority to make purchases of Five Hundred dollars ($500.00) or less, for maintenance or repairs, without additional approval of church.
  • The chairman has church approved authority to contract with third party vendors to make needed maintenance and/or repairs.
  • Maintenance and/or repairs exceeding Five Hundred dollars ($500.00) shall be recommended for approval at the monthly business meeting or a Special Called Business Meeting.
  • The committee must see that action is taken to correct any problem that is brought before the committee.
    • The committee will be responsible to see that the lawn is mowed and taken care of properly.
    • The committee will be responsible for recommending a person to open and close the "F.B.C.C." building at all scheduled services.
    • The person appointed to open and close the building will also set the air conditioning and heating controls for the "F.B.C.C." building.
    • The committee will be responsible for cleaning the outside storage building.
    • The committee will meet as needed and report to the "F.B.C.C." at the regular monthly business meeting.
    • The committee is responsible for securing pest control services for the "F.B.C.C." each quarter and that these services are properly done.
    • The committee will call for a spring and fall work-day at the church requesting church members to participate in the project.

CEMETERY COMMITTEE
These are Polices & Procedures that have been established for the general operation & maintenance of the "F.B.C.C.C.", located about 3 miles South, South West of the "F.B.C.C." on left of highway La. 29 (on the corner of hwy. 29 and Hwy. 758 (Woodstone Road).
  • • Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
  • The "F.B.C.C.C." was established as a non profit ministry of "F.B.C.C.", for the use of “active members” [as described in "F.B.C.C." By Laws, Article II, Section 3, Classes of Members, (1),(2),(3),(4), (5),(6)]), and/or their children free of charge.
  • Also the Ministers (preachers, song leaders, youth directors, missionaries, etc.) and their immediate families that are and have been affiliated and/or ordained by "F.B.C.C.") will have free access to a plot for burial.
  • “Inactive members” [as described in "F.B.C.C." By Laws, Article II, Section 3, Classes of Members, (1), (2),(3),(4), (5),(6)], are eligible to receive a plot for a donation fee of $400.00 per plot.
  • The members of their families that are not members are not eligible for this reduced rate.
  • Non members will be assessed a donation fee of $1000.00 or like donation per plot.
  • There is no extra charge for a person that will be buried on top of a person that is already in a paid plot.
  • Refunds will be given at the discretion of the "F.B.C.C.C.C." and or the "F.B.C.C.".
  • A nominal donation fee of $20.00 per plot per year is requested of the responsible person or persons of each tomb that is occupied.
  • The upkeep of all tombs will be the obligation of the responsible person or persons.
  • The upkeep i.e.; grass mowing and trimming, of a plot and surrounding grounds without a tomb is the responsibility of the "F.B.C.C.".
  • Statues are "NOT" allowed without express written consent of the "F.B.C.C.C.C.". Standard grave markers are allowed; but, still subject to approval by the "F.B.C.C.C.C.".
  • Tombs may be painted with a standard "White" paint if desired; but, absolutely no other colors may be used to paint tombs.
  • The financial and practical internment, moving and / or removal of a body is the obligation of the responsible person or persons.
    • If the body and tomb is removed the plot is to be restored to its original condition.
    • The transfer of a plot or tomb to someone else’s name will be at the discretion of the "F.B.C.C.C.C." and or the "F.B.C.C.".
    • Vehicles will stay on the designated driveways unless other wise directed by an authorized traffic control person.
  • If someone is to be interned in the "F.B.C.C.C.", the responsible person or persons will notify a member of the "F.B.C.C.C.C.".
  • "F.B.C.C.C.C." members and their contact information can be obtained from the "F.B.C.C." at 337-305-4158 or 337-658-4084 or 337-885-3397 or 337-580-0072
  • Any and ALL disputes will be settled by the "F.B.C.C.C.C." and/or "F.B.C.C." !

Children’s Activities Committee -
  • Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
  • The primary function of this committee is to work with the "F.B.C.C." Children's Coordinator in order to encourage participation in Christian activities and training.
  • Duties:
    • The committee will assist the Children's Coordinator with activities.
    • This includes scheduling of events such as but not limited to:
      • Children's Activities during Regular Scheduled Worship Services,
      • Children’s Valentine Party,
      • Fall Harvest Fest,
      • and the Christmas Parade.
  • The Children’s Activities Committee is set up to work with children age 4 through 11.
    • The Children's Activities Committee shall set standards of Supervision of Children while on F.B.C.C. Property.
    • Standard supervision for a scheduled event is 30 minutes prior to event, through event, and 30 minutes after event.
    • Children must be under adult supervision at all times while on F.B.C.C. Property.
    • Persons delivering children for events must remain with the children until F.B.C.C. supervision is on site.
    • F.B.C.C. supervision will be provided 30 minutes prior and 30 minutes after scheduled Children's events.
    • Children on F.B.C.C. property without standard supervision and/or an event being scheduled will be considered as tresspassing and if observed, will be asked to leave the property as such.
    • Committee members must be members of "F.B.C.C." in good standing.
    • The committee will consist of a minimum of three (3) committee members with a maximum of seven (7) members.
    • The committee will take charge of children’s activities in the absence of a Children's Coordinator and/or Youth Pastor.
    • This will be done in consultation with the Senior Pastor, or in the event the "F.B.C.C." has no Senior Pastor or interim pastor, consultation will be with the Leadership Team.
    • The committee members are to serve on a three (3) year rotating basis.
    • The committee member's terms will be staggered so they do not serve concurrently.
    • This assists in maintaining knowledge of past actions of the committee.
    • Members will be allowed to serve consecutive terms of three years if in accord with the nominating committee.

Finance Committee –
Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
  • The Finance Committee is responsible for preparing a workable annual budget for the "F.B.C.C." year and presenting the committee’s recommendation to the "F.B.C.C." for action.
  • Duties:
    • The committee will review the past budget, consider goals that were adopted, and project anticipated expenditures, taking into consideration the growth of the "F.B.C.C.".
    • This must be done by August of each year.
    • The committee is responsible for reviewing requests for unbudgeted expenditures in excess of $25.00. The review will consist of financial feasibility of the expenditure.
    • The committee will make a monthly financial statement to the "F.B.C.C.".
    • The committee will give out the proposed annual budget to the "F.B.C.C." for consideration one week before the business meeting in which the budget is to be adopted.
    • The committee will meet monthly and submit a report to the "F.B.C.C." business meeting.

Hostess Committee -
Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees The "F.B.C.C." Hostess Committee is responsible for the smooth operation of the social functions of the "F.B.C.C.". Duties: The committee will maintain sufficient supplies of food service items. The committee will plan the food service of the "F.B.C.C."-wide social functions. The committee will recruit volunteers for preparing and serving food for social functions. The committee will insure that groups using kitchen facilities leave the area and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition. The committee is responsible for providing food for bereaved "F.B.C.C." families. The Committee will meet and submit a report to the "F.B.C.C." at the first business meeting of each quarter as needed.
Janitorial Committee –
Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
  • The primary function of the Janitorial Committee is to make sure that the "F.B.C.C." is clean and in good order.
  • The committee that shall have the responsibility of making sure that the janitorial service is doing a proper job and that they are following their job description.
  • The committee will be responsible for ordering supplies (toilet paper, hand soap, and trash can liners).
  • The committee will be responsible upon request of letting the janitorial service know of activities, which would take away from their cleaning time (weddings, funerals, youth activities, special "F.B.C.C." services).
  • The committee will report to the "F.B.C.C." at regular business meetings any additions or recommendations.

Kitchen and Fellowship Hall –
Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
  • Events using the Kitchen are to be scheduled with the Kitchen Committee. Only "F.B.C.C." members and their immediate family (father, mother, child, spouse) will be allowed to schedule events requiring use of the kitchen.
  • Persons giving the event are responsible for cleaning and returning everything back to original condition and position.
  • This will include:
    • cleaning the kitchen area, refrigerator, stove, dishes, counter tops, floor and etc.
    • cleaning the fellowship hall area: floor, tables, serving counter tops, and etc.
    • cleaning the bath rooms: (men's in fellowship area) and (women's in Sunday School Hall area).
    • bagging all trash in proper trash bags and depositing trash bags in trash cans at back of "F.B.C.C.".
  • Person booking the event will be charged a $100.00 clean up fee if condition number 3 is not adheared to before next scheduled "F.B.C.C." event.
  • Exception will "F.B.C.C." related events:
    • FBC Chataignier suppers / banquets / training events and etc.
    • Associational suppers / banquets / training events and etc.
    • LBC suppers / banquets / training events and etc. When an event is held at the "F.B.C.C.", the persons involved are responsible for supplying all serving utensils.
    • Exception will "F.B.C.C." related events:
    • FBC Chataignier suppers / banquets / training events and etc.
    • Associational suppers / banquets / training events and etc.
    • LBC suppers / banquets / training events and etc.
  • No alcohol or drugs or smoking is to be allowed anywhere on the "F.B.C.C." Property.
  • No persons will be allowed in Sunday School Class Rooms.
    • Exception will "F.B.C.C." related events:
    • FBC Chataignier suppers / banquets / training events and etc.
    • Associational suppers / banquets / training events and etc.
    • LBC suppers / banquets / training events and etc.
  • No food will be allowed in the main Sanctuary area.

Lord’s Supper Committee –
Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
  • The Lord’s Supper Committee is responsible for making preparations for observation of the Lord’s Supper.
  • Duties:
    • The committee will have all necessary supplies in place prior to each observance of the ordinance.
    • The committee will assist in planning and evaluating the observance of the ordinance. It will assist the pastor in developing the ordinance procedure including the dates of the ordinance.
    • The committee will arrange for the ordinance materials to be collected, cleaned, and stored following the service.
    • The committee will keep a stock of supplies on hand and make recommendations to the finance committee when additional supplies are needed.
    • The committee will meet and submit a report to the "F.B.C.C." as needed.

MISSIONS COORDINATOR
The missions coordinator will lead the effort to maintain a comprehensive missions program in the church and is responsible for exploring missions opportunities, keeping the church informed regarding potential and ongoing missions involvement and serving as a liaison between the church and missionaries.
  • Position: Missions coordinator
  • Accountable To The Pastor
  • Position Is Volunteer
  • Spiritual Gifts:
    • Administration
    • Evangelism
    • Giving
    • Mercy showing
  • Best Personality Traits:
    • Committed
    • Compassionate
    • Analyst
    • Dependable
    • Expresser
  • Length of Service Commitment:
    • Two years minimum

Nominating Committee –
Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
  • The basic responsibility of the Nominating Committee is to locate, screen, and recommend to the "F.B.C.C." qualified persons to fill all "F.B.C.C."-elected positions requiring volunteer leaders. The committee works with the pastor.
  • Duties:
    • Locate, interview, screen, and recommend qualified persons for all "F.B.C.C." positions requiring volunteers (program organization leaders, "F.B.C.C." committee members, and general officers).
    • Counsel with "F.B.C.C." leaders regarding the need for volunteer workers and the performance of present volunteer workers.
    • Develop and operate by a plan that distributes leadership according to priority needs.
    • Nominate qualified members for special "F.B.C.C." committees and positions that need to be filled.
    • Present names of recommended workers to the "F.B.C.C." for approval.
    • Distribute copies of proposed personnel to the congregation one week prior to the business meeting in which these positions are presented for "F.B.C.C." approval.
    • In the event any concern occurs regarding any person appointed to any "F.B.C.C." position, it will be referred to the Leadership Team.

Policy & Procedures Committee
Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
  • The primary function of the committee is to be aware that policies are necessary in any organization and that a statement of duties provides boundaries for the committees work.
  • The Policy and Procedures Committee shall meet on an annual basis to review and revise the Policy and Procedures and make recommendations as/if necessary.
  • The last review date will be updated and shown in the Policy and Procedures document footnote showing that this has been done. This will ensure the Policy and Procedures are kept up to date.

Transportation Committee –
Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
  • The principal functions of the (Van) Transportation Committee are to make decisions concerning the ministry, maintenance of vehicles and transportation of various "F.B.C.C." groups.
  • Duties:
    • The committee will appoint qualified persons as drivers.
    • These drivers will be placed on an approved drivers list as required by the Insurance Company.
    • No one other than an appointed qualified driver on the current list furnished to the Insurance Company is to be allowed to drive a "F.B.C.C." van.
    • As the approved drivers list changes it will be forwarded to the Insurance Company.
    • The new people on the list will not be allowed to drive the van until the "F.B.C.C." is notified by the Insurance Company that they have received the list.
    • The committee will be responsible for all rules and regulations regarding the vehicles such as conduct on the van, speed limits, "F.B.C.C." groups using the vehicles for non-"F.B.C.C." related activities.
    • The chairman of the committee will suggest a responsible person for the general upkeep and maintenance of the vehicle.
    • The committee will report to the "F.B.C.C." of any major maintenance problems or repairs that need to be taken care of.

Use of "F.B.C.C." Vehicles: -
  • The use of vehicles for transportation to and from worship services at (FBCC) shall have top priority over any alternate use.
  • The use of vehicles for group transportation to functions other than worship services at FBCC is permitted provided the activity is sponsored by the "F.B.C.C." or is a ministry of the "F.B.C.C.".
  • The use of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances (Drugs) and tobacco are not permitted on in the vehicles at any time.
  • Adequate supervision is required on trips. It is the responsibility of the Trip Sponsor to secure adequate supervision.
  • The person in charge shall be the driver unless otherwise directed or agreed upon.
  • The person in charge shall be responsible for operation, maintenance and safety.
  • In the event of an accident or emergency situation, the driver shall be the "F.B.C.C." spokesman in any discussion with authorities.
  • Any group using the van is responsible for having it cleaned. Clean the entire vehicle.
  • The following is a step procedure to be followed by any member of "F.B.C.C." wishing to schedule use of a "F.B.C.C."vehicle.
    • Review the transportation policy to verify that the general requirements for use of the vehicle are satisfied and to become familiar with the policy governing use of the vehicles.
    • Secure a driver from the list of approved drivers.
    • Make reservations with the Chairman of the Transportation Committee for use of the desired vehicle.
    • Following use of the vehicle, clean all refuse from the vehicle, return to designated storage area, secure the vehicle.
    • Make sure all electrical switches “are off.
    • Driver and sponsor complete the trip report and turn it into Chairman of the Transportation Committee.
    • Whoever is responsible for filling van (with gasoline) needs to sign the ticket and write in the destination.
    • Vans are to be returned immediately following the activity.

Youth and Students Committee –
Pastor(s) ex officio member of all committees
  • The primary function of this committee is to work with the "F.B.C.C."’s Youth and Students in order to encourage participation in Christian activities and training.
  • Duties:
    • The committee will assist the youth minister with scheduling fundraisers, youth camps and youth events.
    • This includes scheduling of events such as but not limited to:
      • Youth and Students Activities during Regular Scheduled Worship Services,
      • Youth and Students Mission Events,
      • Fall Harvest Fest,
      • and the Christmas Parade.
  • The Youth and Students Committee is set up to work with 7th through 12th grade students.
  • The Youth and Students Committee shall set standards of Supervision of Youth and Students while on F.B.C.C. Property.
  • Standard supervision for a scheduled event is 30 minutes prior to event, through event, and 30 minutes after event.
  • Youth and Students must be under adult supervision at all times while on F.B.C.C. Property.
  • F.B.C.C. supervision will be provided 30 minutes prior and 30 minutes after scheduled events.
  • Youth and Students on F.B.C.C. property without standard supervision and/or an event being scheduled will be considered as tresspassing and if observed, will be asked to leave the property as such.
  • Committee members must be members of First Baptist church Chataignier ("F.B.C.C.") in good standing.
  • The committee will consist of a minimum of three (3) committee members with a maximum of seven (7) members.
  • The committee will take charge in the absence of a youth minister.
  • This will be done in consultation with the pastor, or in the event the "F.B.C.C." has no pastor, the interim pastor or in the absence of an interim pastor, the Leadership Team.
  • The committee members are to serve on a three (3) year rotating basis.
  • The committee member's terms will be staggered so they do not serve concurrently.
  • This assists in maintaining knowledge of past actions of the committee.
  • Members will be allowed to serve consecutive terms of three years if in accord with the nominating committee.

Disciplinary & Grievance Procedure for Paid Staff Members
Purpose:
  • In order to maintain the "F.B.C.C's” mission of reaching the lost, the work of the "F.B.C.C.'s” paid staff must be conducted in a Christian and orderly manner.
  • The Pastor being the Shepherd of the Lord's flock is the overseer of the "F.B.C.C.".
  • This is borne out in: Hebrews 13:17 and in 1 Peter 5:1-3.
  • If it becomes evident that an employee is not serving in a Christian manner:
    • it may be necessary to discipline, up to and including possible termination, for poor job performance or misconduct, as determined by First Baptist church Chataignier ("F.B.C.C.") .
    • First Baptist church Chataignier ("F.B.C.C.") has the right to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause or advance notice.
    • The paid staff members are to be aware of the following standards and work rules.
    • Employees who do not comply may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination.
  • Some examples of poor job performance follow, but are not limited to:
    • Below average work performance or quality.
    • Poor attitude, including rudeness, or lack of cooperation.
    • Excessive absenteeism, tardiness, or abuse of privileges.
    • Failure to follow instructions of First Baptist Church Chataignier's policies and procedures.
  • Some examples of misconduct (conduct not becoming a Christian) follow but are not limited to:
    • Insubordination.
    • Violating God's laws that affect how others see you biblically, spiritually, and ethically.
    • Abuse, misuse, theft, or unauthorized possession or removal of First Baptist church Chataignier's ("F.B.C.C.") property, ministry funds, or the personal property of others.
    • Falsifying or making a material omission (purposefully) on First Baptist church Chataignier's ("F.B.C.C.") records, reports or documents, such as payroll, personnel, and employment records.
    • This includes marking/signing documentation of another employee or knowingly allowing another employee to mark or sign your documentation.
    • Divulging confidential information of First Baptist church Chataignier ("F.B.C.C.") to unauthorized persons.
    • Disorderly conduct on First Baptist church Chataignier's ("F.B.C.C.") property, including fighting or attempted assault.
    • Including use of profane, abusive, or threatening language towards others (verbal assault), or the possession of a weapon.
  • The method of discipline is found in Matthew 18: 15-20.
  • The following steps will apply:
    • The Pastor as the leader of the flock will bring the problem to the staff member’s attention.
    • If the staff member changes their conduct, they will have met the intent of Matthew 18: 15.
    • The Pastor will document this with the signature of the staff member with their agreement to change their conduct.
    • If the offending party does not agree to change their conduct, the Pastor with two or three witnesses will attempt to have the staff member agree to change their conduct.
    • If this results in an agreement to change their conduct, again, they will have met the intent of Matthew 18: 15.
    • The Pastor will document this with the signature of the staff member with their agreement to change their conduct.
    • The two witnesses will also sign this documentation.
    • If the staff member reacts as in Matthew 18: 17, then it shall be brought to the Leadership Team.
    • If the Leadership Team determines that the person is to be terminated this will be brought to the "F.B.C.C." for its action.
    • Again, this will be documented with signatures of all involved.
    • The documentation will be kept in a file by the Pastor.
  • Grievances:
    • If a paid staff person feels that he or she has a grievance, they may call upon the Leadership Team (acting in the capacity of a Personnel Committee) who will act as a Grievance Committee.
    • The Leadership Team can elect to meet with the Pastor in order to clarify the situation and mediate if necessary.
    • The majority vote of the Leadership Team will be required in order to bring this to the "F.B.C.C." for its action.

Extended Ministries Children’s Coordinator –
  • The Extended Ministries Children's Coordinator shall be directly supervised by the Minister of Education.
  • Extended Ministries Children's Coordinator shall work with the Minister of Education to develop policies and procedures for the Extended Ministries Department.
  • All Policies and Procedures shall be approved by the Minister of Education.
  • Extended Ministries Children's Coordinator shall be consulted before any new policies and procedures are implemented.
  • If new policies and procedures are disputed by any ministry leader and not resolved; the Leadership Team shall be consulted for final implementation or rejection.
  • The Extended Ministries Children's Coordinator manages the Extended Ministries Programs of the "F.B.C.C." (this is not part of the Sunday School Department).
  • The Extended Ministries Children's Coordinator may, if requested by the Minister of Education., assist with the Sunday School Children's Department
  • The primary function of the Extended Ministries Children's Coordinator is to organize and help oversee all weekly extended ministry children's programs ages Birth thru Eleven (11) years of age in the Extended Ministries programs.
  • Children's Department consist of the following age groups.
    • Nursery: Birth thru three (3) years old.
    • Nursery during Adult Sunday Morning and Evening Worship
    • Nursery during all Church sanctioned Special Events
    • Children-1: ages four (4) thru seven (7) years old.
    • Children-2: 1st - 6th grades ages eight (8) thru eleven/twelve (11/12) years old. `
  • Children's best interest and compatibility shall be considered in class placement
  • class placement depends on maturity level and/or birth month
  • class placement is based on opinion of Extended Ministries leadership
  • The following ministries are included in Extended Ministries:
    • Nursery through 11 yr. old Children, except in Sunday School
    • Nursery during Adult Sunday Morning and Evening Worship (Birth thru three (3) years old)
    • Nursery during Adult Wednesday Evening Worship Birth thru three (3) years old)
    • Nursery during all Church sanctioned Special Events (Birth thru three (3) years old)
    • Children's Church during Adult Sunday Morning Worship
      • (ages four (4) thru seven (7) years old.)
      • (1st - 6th grades ages eight (8) thru eleven/twelve (11/12) years old.) Shall Attend Adult Worship with Parents/Guardians
  • Children's Programs during Sunday and Wednesday Evening Worship
    • (ages four (4) thru seven (7) years old.)
    • (1st - 6th grades ages eight (8) thru eleven/twelve (11/12) years old.)
  • To assist in and/or provide support for all other Special Children's Events and/or camps
    • (ages four (4) thru seven (7) years old.
    • (1st - 6th grades ages eight (8) thru eleven/twelve (11/12) years old.)
  • • Duties:
    • Coordinate all volunteer workers in the Extended Ministry Children's Department.
    • Develop and maintain a list of volunteer workers for the Extended Ministry Children's Department.
    • Each volunteer should be contacted personally and their willingness to volunteer, officially recorded.
    • Each volunteer should be placed on a calendar list showing dates they will be expected to help.
    • An up to date volunteer calendar list should be given to the bulletin coordinator and the calendar coordinator and each volunteer.
  • The "F.B.C.C." bulletin should post the names and date of service for the volunteers for the week prior and the week of expected volunteer service.
  • In the event of a dispute with a paid or volunteer worker, Children's Coordinator will report the matter to the Minister of Education Leadership Team will settle any and all paid or volunteer personnel complaints.
  • If a personnel complaint results in the need to terminate, the matter will be settled by the Leadership Team.
  • Person that is the subject of a reported complaint, has a right to attend meetings pertaining to the complaint.
  • Help coordinate all schedules, activities, materials, regulations and events of the Extended Ministries Children's Department with other children's activities and ministries of F.B.C.C.
  • Assist the Children’s Activities Committee and other ministries of F.B.C.C. with events for children age four (4) through eleven (11).
  • This includes events such as but not limited to:
    • Children’s Valentine Party,
    • Resurrection Celebration,
    • Fall Harvest Fest,
    • and the Christmas Parade.
  • The Sunday School Director will take charge of children’s activities in the absence of a Children's Coordinator and/or a Minister of Education.
    • This will be done in consultation with the Senior Pastor, or in the event the "F.B.C.C." has no Senior Pastor or interim pastor, consultation will be with the Leadership Team.
  • The NURSERY Department:
    • Supervise workers for nursery department.
    • Give parents policy manual.
    • Enforce policies in policy manual.
      • First violation – One (1) verbal warning is given with a copy of the nursery policy.
      • Second violation – One (1) written warning is given.
      • If violations persist, worker will be reported to Minister of Education
    • Keep nursery equipment up to date.
    • Train workers in sanitary procedures.
    • Make sure that all areas are cleaned as outlined by janitorial services.
    • Make sure that nursery workers are following their job description.
  • Children's coordinator is responsible for scheduling nursery workers and providing resources for extra services such as revivals, Vacation Bible School, etc.
  • Children's coordinator should inventory toys. All broken or dangerous toys should be discarded.

Job Description of Janitorial Service –
  • Janitorial Services are directly supervised by the Building and Grounds Committee Chairman
  • The janitor is to provide all cleaning supplies, cleaning materials and equipment necessary to do cleaning job. The "F.B.C.C." will provide toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, trashcan liners and wax.
  • Occasional Services:
    • Shampoo carpet to be done at extra cost to be agreed upon.
    • Complete stripping and waxing of floors to be done at extra cost to be agreed upon.
  • Weekly Services:
    • Empty wastebaskets and wash baskets as necessary.
    • Dust all furniture (tables, chairs, pews, shelves, desks, piano, organ, lights, etc.).
    • Clean telephones.
    • Clean drinking fountains.
    • Check refrigerator and deep freezer, clean out as necessary.
    • Dusts all horizontal surfaces such as ledges, moldings and windows.
    • Clean all interior windows.
    • Clean all exit doors inside and out.
    • 9. Dust venation blinds.
    • Remove cobwebs from ceiling areas.
    • Damp mop all floors not carpeted and vacuum all carpets.
    • Spot clean spills on carpet.
    • Clean all restrooms. (sanitize toilet bowls, clean lavatories, refill toilet paper, hand soap and hand towels).
    • Spray buff floors each week.
    • Clean pew book racks each week.
    • Sweep outside areas around exit doors.
    • Notify maintenance people of any irregularities.
    • Turn off all lights, air conditioners, etc. when leaving. Lock all doors and secure building when cleaning is complete.
    • Agree to a months notice if termination of employment is anticipated.
    • Any complaints should be forwarded to the Building and Grounds Committee Chairman.

Funeral Policy –
  • Funerals are to be scheduled with the Senior Pastor.
  • "F.B.C.C." members and their immediate family members (father, mother, child, spouse) may use the "F.B.C.C." facilities at no cost.
  • Only "F.B.C.C." members and their immediate family member (father, mother, child, spouse) will be allowed to have a "WAKE" at the "F.B.C.C." at no cost.
  • NON "F.B.C.C." members shall obtain approval of "F.B.C.C." Senior Pastor and /or Leadership Team for use of "F.B.C.C." facilities for funerals and/or wakes.
  • Appropriate fees will be assessed depending on "F.B.C.C." facalities and personnel used.
  • All fees payable 48 hours prior to Funeral and/or Wake
  • NON "F.B.C.C." members shall pay a minimum of $300.00 to maximum of $1000.00 deposit 48 hours prior to funeral or wake, depending on
  • "F.B.C.C." facalities and personnel to be used.
  • Refunds will be mailed by check to person paying deposit
  • Refund check will be mailed to the address supplied by the person paying deposit
  • Fees greater than the deposit requested to be paid prior to depositor's departure of funeral or wake
  • Fees not paid prior to depositor's departure will be billed to depositor's address in record.
  • The family of the deceased NON "F.B.C.C." member shall pay a cleaning fee of $100, payable in advance of wake.
  • The family of the deceased NON "F.B.C.C." member will provide for coffee, cups, sugar and cream.
  • All food and beverages are to be served only in the kitchen/fellowship area.
  • The family of the deceased NON "F.B.C.C." member is responsible for keeping this area clean.
  • A "F.B.C.C." Funeral Supervisory Director must be on "F.B.C.C." Grounds for Funerals and/or Wakes of NON "F.B.C.C." Member(s)
  • The "F.B.C.C." Funeral Supervisory Director will be available and facilities open 1 hour prior to scheduled time to begin event.
  • The "F.B.C.C." Funeral Supervisory Director is to coordinate funerals and wakes on "F.B.C.C." Grounds.
  • The "F.B.C.C." Funeral Supervisory Director will do his best to accommodate family and guest; but, his decisions will be final in all matters while on "F.B.C.C." Grounds.
  • There is a fee of $30.00/hour for the "F.B.C.C." Funeral Supervisory Director
    • Hourly fees begin one (1) hour preceding the scheduled time to begin event and each additional one minute past the hour.
    • (one minute past an additional hour, constitutes 1 full hour)
    • example:
      • Begin at 6:00 p.m. close church at 8:15 p.m. equals four (4) hours or One Hundred-Twenty dollars ($120.00)
  • Kitchen and Fellowship hall area shall be closed for cleaning, one (1) hour before closing time of a funeral and/or wake of a NON "F.B.C.C." member.
  • Absolutely No FOOD or BEVERAGES allowed in the Sanctuary area.
  • The nursery area will not be opened unless special arrangements are made by the family of the deceased 48 hours in advance of the Funeral and/or wake.
  • A "F.B.C.C." Nursery Supervisor must be used to supervise nursery
  • The "F.B.C.C." Nursery Supervisor will arrive fifteen (15) minutes prior to scheduled time to begin event.
  • The "F.B.C.C." Nursery Supervisor will remain fifteen (15) minutes after scheduled ending time of event.
  • There is a fee of $20.00/hour for a "F.B.C.C." Nursery Supervisor secured for funeral services
    • Hourly fees begin fifteen minutes before the hour of time scheduled for event to begin.
    • Nursery Supervisor's Hourly Fee increases to $30.00/hour for unscheduled time, caused by parents not picking up their children.
      • (If uncontracted time that Nursery Supervisor is required to stay, exceeds 10 minutes, 1 hour will be charged.)
      • example: Funeral begins at 10:00 a.m. ends at 12:00pm
        • Nursery Supervisor will arrive at 9:45am and expect to depart at 12:15pm
        • Nursery Supervisor will be paid for two and one half hours ($50.00 total)
        • If some parents don't pickup their children till 12:30 pm
          • a full hour of uncontracted time will be charged ($30.00 more or a total of $80.00)
  • "F.B.C.C." REQUIRES only 5 children, ages 3 years or younger, per Nursery worker.
    • Additional Nursery Workers may be used to assist the Required "F.B.C.C." Nursery Supervisor secured.
    • The family of the deceased shall secure the additional Nursery Workers to assist the "F.B.C.C." Nursery Supervisor if needed.
    • If additional Nursery Workers are secured, they may be volunteer or paid, if paid, the family of the deceased shall pay them.
    • Additional Nursery Workers must meet the approval of the "F.B.C.C." Nursery Supervisor
  • The nursery area will not be opened unless special arrangements are made by the family of the deceased 48 hours in advance of the Funeral and/or wake.
  • A "F.B.C.C." Nursery Worker must be used to supervise nursery
  • The family of the deceased will be responsible for the music provided.
  • The family of the deceased shall close the wake by 8:00 p.m.
  • "F.B.C.C." active members may request later closing hours, subject to approval by Senior Pastor and/or Leadership Team
  • Request for later closing hours MUST BE MADE at least 24 hours in advance of the Wake.
  • Absolutely no requests beyond 10:00 p.m. will be accepted.
  • F.B.C.C. Custodian will be responsible for locking all doors and making sure all lights are out.
  • No smoking, alcohol or drugs allowed on "F.B.C.C." grounds.
  • If an outside pastor is asked by family members of the deceased to participate in the services, he must be of like faith and order, otherwise, he must be approved by "F.B.C.C." Senior Pastor and/or Leadership Team.

Fund Raising Policy –
"F.B.C.C." members shall not solicit for outside organizations on "F.B.C.C." property. Fund raising activities such as cake bakes, car washes, etc., shall be restricted to "F.B.C.C." family members. There shall be no public advertising for fund raising activities. Fundraisers shall be approved by the Leadership Team.
General "F.B.C.C." Policies –
  • No activities, which charge admission, may be scheduled for "F.B.C.C." facilities.
  • Due to the lack of recreation facility, recreational activities not related to the "F.B.C.C." program may not be scheduled for existing "F.B.C.C." facilities.
  • Funerals and Weddings are to be scheduled with the pastor.
  • No outside activity may occur simultaneously with "F.B.C.C." services.
  • Certain equipment may be used/borrowed (by "F.B.C.C." members only) for non-"F.B.C.C." related activities with permission of the appropriate committee.
    • i.e.: Kitchen items thru Hostess Committee
    • Music equipment thru Music Committee
    • Tables and Chairs thru Maintenance & Grounds Committee
  • The "F.B.C.C." member is responsible for contacting the chairman of the appropriate committee, for checking out the desired item, and returning the item to the "F.B.C.C.".
  • The committee Chairman is responsible for monitoring use and timely return of borrowed items.
  • All other "F.B.C.C." equipment
    • i.e. copy machine, typewriters, TV, VCR’s, Computers, nursery items, may not be used for non-"F.B.C.C." related activities, and may not leave the "F.B.C.C." building.
  • The use of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances (Drugs) and tobacco are not permitted on F.B.C.C. property.
  • Weddings and baby showers sponsored by ladies of the "F.B.C.C." for members of the "F.B.C.C." or someone who is marrying a member may be held at the "F.B.C.C.".
  • Supervision of Youth, Students, Children, or anyone 18 years of age and under
  • Young People will not be left unattended on "F.B.C.C." premises.
  • When there are meetings, choir practice, etc., where youth, students, children or anyone under the age of 18 years, come with parents, but are not taking part, must be in an (approved) activity or under adult supervision.
  • This will eliminate commotion outside the "F.B.C.C." building as well as inside.
  • If they do not participate in any activity, they are to remain with the parents or designated adult supervisor.
  • F.B.C.C. should make every effort to provide adult supervision for children of parents partiscipating in an approved F.B.C.C. event.
  • In the event that adult supervision cannot be provided, an adult shall be appointed by partiscipating parents to watch their children. Youth, students. children, or anyone under the age of 18 years that do not follow adult supervisior's directions, will be reported to parent or guardian and placed under the parent's or guardian's supervision.
  • Food or Drink not permitted in the sanctuary at any time.
  • Any activity that requires food must be served and eaten in the kitchen and fellowship hall area.
    • Exception will be serving the "Lord's Supper" or water for speakers
  • If the kitchen is used, it must be left clean and in an orderly condition.
    • See “Policies Regarding Kitchen Use #20”.
  • Dress Code: For junior high age and above:
    • no shorts or mini-skirts will be worn in the "F.B.C.C." sanctuary / auditorium at any time.
    • men and boys must remove hats or caps in sanctuary / auditorium.
    • hat and coat racks provided in foyer of "F.B.C.C.".
  • Non-"F.B.C.C." related items are not to be sold at "F.B.C.C." (i.e. – school organization sales, girl scout cookies, etc.)
    • See “Policies Regarding Fund Raising”.

Paid Employee Classifications:
  • For the purpose of clarity in determining Salaries, Benefits, Bonuses, and etc. of paid employees
    • Sixty Percent Rule:
        Total Salaries and Benefits of all paid employees combined, may not exceed sixty percent (60%) of the Undesignated Receipts of FBC Chataignier (herein known as FBCC) without a seventy-five percent (75%) vote of the active "F.B.C.C." members persent, in a called business meeting.
    • In the event that total of all salaries and benefits combined, for current year exceed sixty percent (60%) of Undesignated Receipts for current year, all salaries must be adjusted for next year to be within the sixty percent (60%) of Undesignated Receipts rule.
    • The salaries of paid employees may exceed the ranges listed below upon a seventy-five percent (75%) vote of the active "F.B.C.C." members persent, in a called business meeting.
  • The salary ranges listed below should be the minimum. Anything below the ranges, should be handled on a love offering basis as a non employee.
  • Classification # I
    • Senior Pastor
    • Annual Salary Range (including housing allowance) Minmum to Maximum ranges:
      • Bivocational Pastor:
        • fifty-two hundred dollars ($5200.00) - thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00) [per year]
        • ($100.00) - ($576.92) [per week]
      • Vocational Pastor:
        • fifty-two hundred dollars $5200.00 - fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) [per year]
        • ($100.00) - ($961.54) [per week]
    • Annual Bonus Range:
    • Bivocational and/or Vocational Pastor:
      • Shall be two percent (2%) of the annual salary,including housing allowance,
        • unless the sixty percent (60%) rule has been exceeded in current year.
        • If sixty percent (60%) rule has been exceeded, then a one hundred dollar ($100.00) love-gift will be given.
  • Classification # II
    • Worship (music) Pastor
    • Youth Pastor
    • Annual Salary Range, (including housing allowance if applicable) Minmum to Maximum ranges:
      • Bivocational Pastor:
        • twenty-six hundred dollars ($2600.00) - twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) [per year]
        • 50.00) - ($480.77) [per week]
      • vocational Pastor:
        • twenty-six hundred dollars $2600.00 - forty thousand dollars ($40,000.00) [per year]
        • ($50.00) - ($769.23) [per week]
    • Annual Bonus Range:
    • Bivocational and/or Vocational Pastor:
      • Shall be two percent (2%) of the annual salary,including housing allowance,
        • unless the sixty percent (60%) rule has been exceeded in current year.
        • If sixty percent (60%) rule has been exceeded, then a fifty dollar ($50.00) love-gift will be given.
  • Classification # III
    • Bivocational Instrumentalist:
      • Pianist
      • Organist
      • Custodian
      • Annual Salary Range:
        • Minmum to Maximum ranges: six hundred dollars ($600.00) - fifty-two hundred dollars ($5,200.00) [per year]
        • ($50.00) - ($100.00) [per week]
    • Annual Bonus Range:
    • Volunteer Instrumentalists shall receive an annual bonus the same as Classification III employees
      • Shall be one hundred dollars, unless the sixty percent (60%) rule has been exceeded in current year.
      • If sixty percent (60%) rule has been exceeded, then a fifty dollar ($50.00) love-gift will be given.
  • Classification # IV
    • self-employed workers: Shall be paid as per contract or negotiated amounts
    • No bonuses unless approved by a majority vote of the acitve members present at a "F.B.C.C." business meeting.
    • Contract workers
    • Shall be paid as per contract or negotiated amounts
    • No bonuses unless approved by a majority vote of the acitve members present at a "F.B.C.C." business meeting of FBCC.
    • part time workers:
      • Definition of Minimum State Wages: Louisiana has no Minimum State Wage Law other than Federal Minimum Wage Laws apply
      • The Fair Labor Standards Act sets the federal minimum wage currently at $7.25 per hour.
      • The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007, signed into law on May 25, 2007,
      • increased the minimum wage over two years, currently $7.25 per hour.
      • Definition of "part time workers:
        • any paid Classification # IV worker, excluding self-employed and contract workers, that works less than 20 hours a week
      • Pay Scale: Minmum to Maximum ranges:
        • All Part-time workers may be paid hourly or monthly If Monthly, pay range shall be: paid as per contract or negotiated amounts approved by majority of active members at a regular or special "F.B.C.C." business meetng of the "F.B.C.C."
        • If Hourly, pay range shall be: State Minimum Wage Rate up to twenty ($20) dollars per hour Hourly Time shall be rounded up to fifteen minute increments.
        • example: one (1) hour and five (5) minutes would be paid as one (1) hour and fifteen (15) minutes At an hourly rate of Ten dollars ($10) per hour would be Twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50)
        • example: two (2) hours and thirty-five (35) minutes would be paid as two (2) hours and forty-five (45) minutes At an hourly rate of Ten dollars ($10) per hour would be Seventeen dollars and fifty cents ($17.50)
      • Annual Bonus Range: zero dollars ($0.00) - zero dollars ($0.00) recommended.
      • Leadership Team may recommend a special bonus, with the approval of the "F.B.C.C.".
      • No Bonuses for non-ministrial employees

Leadership Team (Church Council) -
The responsibility of the Leadership Team ("F.B.C.C." Council)
is to assist in coordinating the work of all "F.B.C.C." programs and services.
    The Leadership Team is made up of the following 17 members:
    • "F.B.C.C." Officers:
      • Ministerial Staff:
        • Senior Pastor
          • Gary Mitchell
        • Worship Pastor (Music)
          • Bob Courville
        • Youth Pastor
          • Vacant
      • Deacons:
        • Pat Simon - Chairman
        • Earl Young
        • Sonny Mitchell
        • Arthur Courville
        • Mike Conner
      • Trustees:
        • Barbara Fontenot
        • Mika Fontenot
        • Pat Simon
      • "F.B.C.C." Clerk -
        • Elizabeth "Liz" Cart
      • "F.B.C.C." Treasurer -
        • Ju Fontenot
    • Sunday School Director:
      • Bryan Cormier
    • At Large Members:
      • Steve Boone
      • Mike Fontenot
      • Barbara Gaspard
        • At Large Members shall consist of three active members to be elected annually by the "F.B.C.C." after recommendation by the Nominating Committee, to serve until their successors are elected.
        • At Large Leadership Team Members shall serve one year and shall be eligible to serve additional terms if elected by the "F.B.C.C." in succeeding years.
  • Duties:
    • A meeting of the Leadership Team may be called at any time by the Pastor or by any five (5) members of the Leadership Team.
    • Three members of the Leadership Team present at a Leadership Team meeting shall constitute a quorum.
    • The Leadership Team will evaluate program achievements in terms of the "F.B.C.C."’s objectives and recommend changes to enable the "F.B.C.C." to reach its stated objectives and to maintain efficiency.
    • The Leadership Team will assist in scheduling all "F.B.C.C." activities.
    • The Leadership Team is to be aware of "F.B.C.C." and community needs and to recommend a plan of organization work to meet those needs.
    • The Leadership Team shall have the authority to conduct the business of the "F.B.C.C." in all matters.
    • The authority given to the Leadership Team in conducting business matters of the "F.B.C.C." is intended for the purpose of addressing matters requiring immediate attention.
    • The Leadership Team shall have the authority to address and take action on any and all matters that need attention by the church if time does not permit waiting for a regular scheduled or Special Called business meeting, according to the scheduling process in Article VII, Section 2 and Section 3 of the "F.B.C.C." Constitution and By-Laws.
    • All matters of business authorized by the Leadership Team may be reversed by a majority vote of the active members present at a regular or special called Business meeting.
    • All matters agreed upon by the Leadership Team which called for action, not already approved by the church, shall be reported to the "F.B.C.C." at the next regularly scheduled business meeting.
    • The Leadership Team is to make a report as needed at every business meeting.
    • As necessary, the Leadership Team shall have the power to appoint and dissolve research and discovery committees to gather detailed information to assist the Leadership Team in coordinating "F.B.C.C." programs and services.
    • In the case of a personnel grievance, the Leadership Team will act as a Personnel Committee in accord with the Discipline and Grievance Procedure for Paid Staff, Teachers, Workers and/or Members.
    • The Leadership Team will document the minutes of all of their meetings.
    • As per FBC Chataignier By-Laws: ARTICLE III, SECTION 2: NON-MINISTERIAL staff members shall be employed as the "F.B.C.C." Determines the need for their services.
    • The Leadership Team shall have the authority to employ and to terminate services of non-ministerial staff members only.
    • Employment, termination and discipline of ministerial staff must come before the FBCC at a regular scheduled or special called business meeting. Such employment and termination of services shall occur after consultation with the supervising staff member and, as appropriate, with the consultation of related committees of the "F.B.C.C.".

Money Counters -
The "F.B.C.C." Collection Counters principal functions are to receive, count, record and deliver all monies with initialed records of counts, and recipts to the treasurer. Duties: 1. The counters receive Sunday School collections, and offerings received during the Worship Servies. 2. When Sunday morning and Sunday night offerings have been counted and recorded, the money and records are to delivered to the Treasurer. 3. At least two people are to be present when money is counted. 4. Offering envelopes are to be dated and if a check is used the check number should be listed on the envelopes. 5. The committee will be responsible for counting any monies collected for special events, the money and records are to delivered to the Treasurer. 6. Whoever makes out a deposit slip is responsible for initializing and numbering each page.
Job Description for Part-time Pianist –
Provide accompaniment for both Sunday services.
Attend Adult Choir practice as needed.
In the event of absence, the Worship/Music Pastor must be notified prior to the Sunday service.
Job Description for Part-time Organist –
Provide accompaniment for both Sunday services.
Attend Adult Choir practice as needed.
In the event of absence, the Worship/Music Pastor must be notified prior to the Sunday service.
Nursery –
  • Newborn thru age 3 and their teachers are the only persons permitted in the classroom unless the teacher is not present. Please, only one person waits with your child.
  • When a child is sick, he/she is better off at home. We ask that your child be free of fever, contagious disease or any other sickness for 24 hours before you bring them to "F.B.C.C.". Such sicknesses may cause infection to other babies/toddlers. (Example: stomach viruses, “green” runny noses, chicken pox, ringworm, etc.
  • Any serious allergies, unusual feeding habits or other problems should be reported to the nursery coordinator.
  • All items such as baby bottles, diaper bags, clothing, etc., should be labeled with the child’s name. Personal toys should be left at home.
  • When a child is placed in a bed, that bed should only be used by that child until services are over and the bed can be changed.
  • It is recommended that plastic bottles be used as glass bottles may get broken.
  • The Nursery Coordinator must know exactly where the parents can be reached in case of an emergency.
  • Child should be brought and called for by a parent. No child will be released to any other person unless pervious arrangements have been made. To avoid congestion in the nursery area, we ask that only one parent call for the child.
  • Children should be called for immediately after services. The nursery will remain open 15 minutes after the close of the service.
  • Nursery will not be opened for other than "F.B.C.C." services, except for special "F.B.C.C." functions.
  • All parents of children left in the nursery will be expected to take a turn of work service.
  • Nursery workers should be in their place 15 minutes before the first child arrives.
  • Babies, creepers and toddlers are transferred to older departments as they mature and develop. Transfers are made at the discretion of the nursery coordinator with consultation of the parents. Transfers will be based on the needs of the children and the space available.
  • The janitorial service is responsible for keeping the floors, windows, woodwork, bathrooms, etc., and for leaving the room in order after each service.
  • Older children will not be permitted in the nursery area.
  • No walkers permitted.

Nursery (Parents of Children in the Nursery) -
  • Newborn thru age 3 and their teachers are the only persons permitted in the classroom unless the teacher is not present. Please, only one parent wait with your child.
  • When a child is sick, he/she is better off at home. We ask that your child be free of fever, contagious disease or any other sickness for 24 hours before you bring them to "F.B.C.C.". Such sicknesses may cause infection to other babies/toddlers. (Example: stomach viruses, “green” runny noses, chicken pox, ringworm, etc.
  • Any serious allergies, unusual feeding habits or other problems should be reported to the nursery coordinator.
  • All items such as baby bottles, diaper bags, clothing, etc., should be labeled with the child’s name. Personal toys should be left at home.
  • It is recommended that plastic bottles be used as glass bottles may get broken.
  • The nursery coordinator must know exactly where the parents can be reached in case of an emergency.
  • Child should be brought and called for by a parent. No child will be released to any other person unless pervious arrangements have been made. To avoid congestion in the nursery area, we ask that only one parent call for the child.
  • Babies, creepers and toddlers are transferred to older departments as they mature and develop. Transfers are made at the discretion of the nursery coordinator with consultation of the parents. Transfers will be based on the needs of the children and the space available.
  • Older children will not be permitted in the nursery area.
  • All parents of children left in the nursery will be expected to take a turn of work service.
  • Parents need to bring a change of clothes and diapers.

Nursery Workers Paid Job Description -
  • Nursery Workers are directly supervised by Extended Ministries Children's Coordinator
    • In the absence of an Extended Ministries Children's Coordinator, Nursery Workers are to be supervised by the Leadership Team.
  • Must be responsible, dependable, and provide own transportation.
  • Practice good personal hygiene.
  • Required to be at "F.B.C.C." at least 15 minutes before and remain at least 15 minutes after completion of services.
  • Under no circumstances shall the Nursery Worker(s) leave until all children are picked up.
  • Pick up toys, strip beds, take out trash after each service.
  • Practice sanitary procedures as follows:
    • Prepare diapering area with clean sheeting after each change.
    • Use disposable gloves when changing children.
    • Remove soiled diapers and place in plastic bag intended for disposal.
    • Remove plastic gloves, after use place in plastic disposal bag.
    • Wash hands after each changing. Use liquid soap and paper towel.
    • It will be the responsibility of the nursery workers to wash hard surface toys, beds and equipment each week with recommended solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts of water. Extra paid time will be allowed for this procedure. It is recommended that this be done on Wednesday nights.
    • After toys are cleaned, they should be stored in container until next service.
  • Nursery workers are not allowed to bring friends to work.
  • Nursery workers should at all times show enthusiastic, kind and loving attitudes. They need to be cordial and encouraging to parents of children brought to the nursery.
  • If a worker will be late for any reason, they must call the Nursery supervisor or Pastor.

Process for Calling a Pastor & Responsibilities of the Pastor Search Team -
  • Pastor Search Team member must be a member of the "F.B.C.C." at least six months.
  • Pastor Search Team is to inform the "F.B.C.C." about the prospective pastor who is to come “in view of a call.”
  • Pastor Search Team is to give the "F.B.C.C." a summary or fact sheet about the prospective pastor.
  • The "F.B.C.C." will vote the same Sunday night prospective pastor comes “in view of a call.”
  • The prospective pastor has up to one week to respond to the call either by phone or letter.
  • The percentage to call a prospective pastor is 75%.
  • The Pastor Search Team will see that a "Supply" pastor is provided. They will then seek an Interim pastor to be voted upon by the "F.B.C.C." until a pastor is called.
  • The Chairman of the Pastor Search Committee will act as the moderator of a called business meeting, immediately after the prospective pastor preaches on Sunday evening. The purpose of the called business meeting is to conduct the vote on the prospective pastor.
  • The Pastor Search Committee will conduct the vote on the prospective Pastor after the evening service, by passing out ballots and then conducting the count. The count on the vote will be announced to the "F.B.C.C." after it is tallied. The Pastor Search Committee will call the prospective pastor to announce the count to him.

• Secretary Job Description –
(Full Time or Part Time)
Scope: The "F.B.C.C." Secretary shall be responsible directly to the Pastor and / or the "F.B.C.C." Leadership Team in the absence of a Pastor.
In addition to the stated responsibilities, the Pastor shall direct daily oversight of the job.
This is necessary for the efficient administration of the tasks necessary to accomplish the mission and ministry of the "F.B.C.C.".
  • Personal Characteristics:
  • The following characteristics are requirements for the person serving as the "F.B.C.C." Secretary:
    • Possess a born-again relationship with Jesus Christ
    • Be loyal, first to the Lord, His "F.B.C.C." and the Pastor and Staff
    • Maintain a cooperative team spirit and an attitude of caring for the Pastor, Staff, "F.B.C.C." Members and General Public
    • Possess unquestioned integrity
    • Maintain a genuinely cheerful, friendly, caring attitude with all people
    • Be punctual and professional in work attendance
    • Maintain confidentiality of the "F.B.C.C."'s business and workings
    • Possess a working knowledge of the computer programs used by the "F.B.C.C."
    • Maintain personal dress and appearance that is appropriate to the mission and ministry of the "F.B.C.C."
  • Secretary Duties:
    • Pastoral Support:
      • Perform typing and mailings as requested by pastor or other staff. (Full time employee).
      • Forward prayer requests that are called in, to the Pastor and to prayer chain volunteers. (Full time employee)
      • Keep current "F.B.C.C." calendar, and inform Pastor of committee meetings and any relevant information regarding these. (Full time employee)
      • Forward all e-mails to the Pastor.
      • Support Pastor and all ministerial staff with any office related requests.
    • "F.B.C.C." Support:
      • Print labels, envelops, and letters as requested by "F.B.C.C." leaders.
      • Supply names, addresses, phone numbers, class rosters, and other information as requested by "F.B.C.C." leaders.
      • Support the VBS effort by copying, cutting, and distributing any request made by the VBS Director.
      • Supply sign-up sheet, volunteer rosters, and fliers as requested by "F.B.C.C." leaders.
      • Use the "F.B.C.C." e-mail to forward pertinent information or prayer requests. (Full time employee)
  • Office Responsibilities:
    • Answer the phone and receive messages at "F.B.C.C." during regular business hours (Full Time employee).
    • Check Post Office box daily, sort and distribute incoming mail. Send outgoing mail. (Full time employee).
    • Oversee office equipment and its maintenance. Maintain office supplies.
    • Input data into "F.B.C.C." computer system.
    • Maintain: Family records; Committee reports; Financial reports; Contributions; Sunday School; Worship and Discipleship Training records.
    • Compose, type, fold, and distribute weekly "F.B.C.C." bulletins.
    • Complete the Annual "F.B.C.C." Profile.
    • Keep and update a filing system as necessary.
    • Send welcome letters to visitors, type the business meeting agenda, type weekly prayer request for Wednesday night, etc.
    • Function as "F.B.C.C." Clerk. (Full Time Employee)
    • Maintain all necessary attendance reports as necessary to include:
    • Gather all attendance reports from the Sunday School office weekly
    • Enter all attendance reports into the "Servant Keeper" software program weekly
    • Print attendance Rosters for Sunday School classes and distribute into Sunday School folders
    • Prepare and report attendance averages monthly for business meetings
  • The "F.B.C.C." Secretary is expected to fulfill all of the above requirements and to carry out any other tasks or responsibilities assigned by the Pastor, Staff, or "F.B.C.C." Leaders that are of a secretarial nature.
  • If a full time position, the Secretary would be required to work a 40-hour week. This is broken down with 5 hours per week considered evening meetings and/or Sunday responsibilities. The remaining 35 hours will be used during the weekdays, which would normally be from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or as needed to complete the weekly tasks from Monday through Thursday. On Friday, the normal hours would be 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The distribution of the 35 hours would also be as needed by the Pastor. If the fulfillment of the duties listed above or those, which may arise outside the normal job description, requires work beyond the regular hours on any given day, those hours can be taken from another day (comp time). Therefore, if the 35-hour requirement were met Monday through Thursday it would not be necessary for the Secretary to report to the office on Friday.
  • The Pastor and Leadership Team will determine Part Time or Volunteer secretary's hours and responsibilities in concert with the candidate. Both parties would agree to these responsibilities, duties, and work hours. A copy of the agreement will be filed in the "F.B.C.C." office with a copy being retained by the Leadership Team and the Pastor.
  • The Secretary’s salary will be determined by the Financial Committee and voted on by the "F.B.C.C." body. The Secretary will receive two weeks (10 workdays) paid vacation each year (not to be taken for the first six months of employment). It will then be increased to three weeks (15 workdays) after five years and four weeks (20 workdays) after ten years of continuous service.
  • The Secretary will have off all regular office holidays as outlined by the Pastor, and is allowed five paid sick days per year (sick days can accumulate up to 20 workdays). The "F.B.C.C." body in the case of severe illness can vote additional sick days.

Baby and/or Bridal Showers -
  • Showers (Baby and/or bridal) are to be scheduled with the Pastor.
  • Only "F.B.C.C." members and their immediate family (father, mother, child, spouse) will be allowed to have baby and/or bridal showers.
  • Persons giving the shower are responsible for cleaning and returning everything back to original condition and position.
  • This will include:
    • cleaning the kitchen area, refrigerator, stove, dishes, counter tops, floor and etc.
    • cleaning the fellowship hall area: floor, tables, serving counter tops, and etc.
    • cleaning the bath rooms: men's in fellowship area and women's in Sunday School Hall area.
    • bagging all trash in proper trash bags and depositing trash bags in trash cans at back of "F.B.C.C.".
    • Person booking the shower will be charged a $100.00 clean up fee if condition number 3 is not adheared to before next scheduled "F.B.C.C." event.
  • When a shower is held at the church "F.B.C.C.", the persons involved are responsible for supplying all serving utensils.
  • No alcohol or drugs or smoking is to be allowed anywhere on the "F.B.C.C." Property.
  • No persons will be allowed in Sunday School Class Rooms.
  • No persons will be allowed in the main Sancutary area.
  • No unwed mothers will be allowed to have a baby or bridal shower at the "F.B.C.C.".

Paid Worker Classifications: -
  • For the purpose of clarity in determining Salaries, Benefits, Bonuses, and etc. of paid employees
    • Sixty Percent Rule:
        Total Salaries and Benefits of all paid employees combined, may not exceed sixty percent (60%) of the Undesignated Receipts of FBC Chataignier (herein known as FBCC) without a seventy-five percent (75%) vote of the active "F.B.C.C." members persent, in a called business meeting.
    • In the event that total of all salaries and benefits combined, for current year exceed sixty percent (60%) of Undesignated Receipts for current year, all salaries must be adjusted for next year to be within the sixty percent (60%) of Undesignated Receipts rule.
    • The salaries of paid employees may exceed the ranges listed below upon a seventy-five percent (75%) vote of the active "F.B.C.C." members persent, in a called business meeting.
  • The salary ranges listed below should be the minimum. Anything below the ranges, should be handled on a love offering basis as a non employee.
  • Classification # I
    • Senior Pastor
    • Annual Salary Range (including housing allowance) Minmum to Maximum ranges:
      • Bivocational Pastor:
        • fifty-two hundred dollars ($5200.00) - thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00) [per year]
        • ($100.00) - ($576.92) [per week]
      • Vocational Pastor:
        • fifty-two hundred dollars $5200.00 - fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) [per year]
        • ($100.00) - ($961.54) [per week]
    • Annual Bonus Range:
    • Bivocational and/or Vocational Pastor:
      • Shall be two percent (2%) of the annual salary,including housing allowance,
        • unless the sixty percent (60%) rule has been exceeded in current year.
        • If sixty percent (60%) rule has been exceeded, then a one hundred dollar ($100.00) love-gift will be given.
  • Classification # II
    • Worship (music) Pastor
    • Youth Pastor
    • Annual Salary Range, (including housing allowance if applicable) Minmum to Maximum ranges:
      • Bivocational Pastor:
        • twenty-six hundred dollars ($2600.00) - twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) [per year]
        • 50.00) - ($480.77) [per week]
      • vocational Pastor:
        • twenty-six hundred dollars $2600.00 - forty thousand dollars ($40,000.00) [per year]
        • ($50.00) - ($769.23) [per week]
    • Annual Bonus Range:
    • Bivocational and/or Vocational Pastor:
      • Shall be two percent (2%) of the annual salary,including housing allowance,
        • unless the sixty percent (60%) rule has been exceeded in current year.
        • If sixty percent (60%) rule has been exceeded, then a fifty dollar ($50.00) love-gift will be given.
  • Classification # III
    • Bivocational Instrumentalist:
      • Pianist
      • Organist
      • Custodian
      • Annual Salary Range:
        • Minmum to Maximum ranges: six hundred dollars ($600.00) - fifty-two hundred dollars ($5,200.00) [per year]
        • ($50.00) - ($100.00) [per week]
    • Annual Bonus Range:
    • Volunteer Instrumentalists shall receive an annual bonus the same as Classification III employees
      • Shall be one hundred dollars, unless the sixty percent (60%) rule has been exceeded in current year.
      • If sixty percent (60%) rule has been exceeded, then a fifty dollar ($50.00) love-gift will be given.
  • Classification # IV
    • self-employed workers: Shall be paid as per contract or negotiated amounts
    • No bonuses unless approved by a majority vote of the acitve members present at a "F.B.C.C." business meeting.
    • Contract workers
    • Shall be paid as per contract or negotiated amounts
    • No bonuses unless approved by a majority vote of the acitve members present at a "F.B.C.C." business meeting of FBCC.
    • part time workers:
      • Definition of Minimum State Wages: Louisiana has no Minimum State Wage Law other than Federal Minimum Wage Laws apply
      • The Fair Labor Standards Act sets the federal minimum wage currently at $7.25 per hour.
      • The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007, signed into law on May 25, 2007,
      • increased the minimum wage over two years, currently $7.25 per hour.
      • Definition of "part time workers:
        • any paid Classification # IV worker, excluding self-employed and contract workers, that works less than 20 hours a week
      • Pay Scale: Minmum to Maximum ranges:
        • All Part-time workers may be paid hourly or monthly If Monthly, pay range shall be: paid as per contract or negotiated amounts approved by majority of active members at a regular or special "F.B.C.C." business meetng of the "F.B.C.C."
        • If Hourly, pay range shall be: State Minimum Wage Rate up to twenty ($20) dollars per hour Hourly Time shall be rounded up to fifteen minute increments.
        • example: one (1) hour and five (5) minutes would be paid as one (1) hour and fifteen (15) minutes At an hourly rate of Ten dollars ($10) per hour would be Twelve dollars and fifty cents ($12.50)
        • example: two (2) hours and thirty-five (35) minutes would be paid as two (2) hours and forty-five (45) minutes At an hourly rate of Ten dollars ($10) per hour would be Seventeen dollars and fifty cents ($17.50)
      • Annual Bonus Range: zero dollars ($0.00) - zero dollars ($0.00) recommended.
      • Leadership Team may recommend a special bonus, with the approval of the "F.B.C.C.".
      • No Bonuses for non-ministrial employees

Trustees -
  • The "F.B.C.C." trustees will be persons selected by the "F.B.C.C." who will represent the "F.B.C.C." in all legal matters.
    • The trustee’s responsibilities will be to take care of any legal matters that arise. They will stand as spokesperson for the "F.B.C.C.".
    • The trustees will be responsible for any public information that is to be given out.
    • The trustees should make themselves aware of any liabilities that the "F.B.C.C." might face and correct the problem as required by law.
    • The trustees should report to the "F.B.C.C." any legal suits or claims of neglect that might arise.

Weddings -
  • Weddings are to be scheduled with the Senior Pastor and placed on the church calendar.
  • Only "F.B.C.C." members and their immediate family will be allowed to have weddings with reception at "F.B.C.C." unless Senior Pastor approves such wedding.
  • Persons having the wedding are responsible for cleaning and returning everything back to original condition and position.
    • Responisible person will be responsibile for any and all damages to facility and equipment.
  • Rice is not to be thrown inside or outside the "F.B.C.C." for safety and maintenance reasons.
  • Music shall be checked by the Minister of music.
  • Playing of "F.B.C.C." musical instruments will be supervised by "F.B.C.C." accompanists.
  • If a wedding reception is held at "F.B.C.C.", the persons involved are responsible for supplying all serving utensils.
  • Those having the wedding will be responsible for leaving the kitchen area, refrigerator, stove, etc. in good condition.
    • It will be their responsibility to deposit all trash outside in the trash container.
  • No alcohol or drugs will be allowed at wedding or reception.
  • Nursery will not be opened unless prior arrangements are made by the family.
    • If nursery worker is obtained, it will be the responsibility of the family to compensate the worker.
  • If another pastor is invited to participate in the ceremony, he must be of like faith and order, unless Senior Pastor approves such wedding.

Yard Maintenance Job Description -
  • Yard Maintenance is directly supervised by the Building and Grounds Committee Chairman.
    • The lawn service will supply all needed equipment and supplies to properly maintain the yard at the "F.B.C.C.".
    • It is recommended that the lawn be mowed approximately 15 times per year.
    • The sidewalks are to be trimmed with a weed-eater or sprayed.
    • If ditches need to be sprayed, they are to care for this.
    • All trash and excess grass is to be picked up and discarded.

Youth Trips Guidelines -
  • The following guidelines are for all "F.B.C.C." sponsored Youth Camps and Mission Trips – where the "F.B.C.C." aids financially.
    • Any youth, who is a member of the "F.B.C.C.", and plans to attend the event, must attend no fewer that three (3) of the following options in the three weeks immediately preceding the event. They are:
      • a. Sunday School, Sunday Morning Worship, Sunday Evening Worship, and Wednesday Evening Worship.
      • b. In such case as the member does not comply, they shall be declined financial aid, and shall only receive the proceeds allotted them from the fund-raisers in which they participated.
        • Any member who plans to be financially aided by the "F.B.C.C." for that event, must participate in no fewer than 75% of the scheduled fundraisers for that event (75% Rule).
      • a. If the member does comply, the "F.B.C.C." shall award up to 50% of the total trip (excluding, but not limited to, food to and from the event, and spending money). If a member reaches 100% of the cost of the event through fund-raiser proceeds alone, there is no need to award financial aid.
      • b. If the member does not comply with the (75% Rule), they shall not be awarded financial aid and shall only receive the proceeds allotted them from the fund-raisers in which they participated.
    • Any youth who is not a member of the "F.B.C.C.", are welcome and encouraged to attend services and fund-raisers, but no financial aid shall be awarded them from the "F.B.C.C." and they shall only receive the proceeds allotted them from the fund-raisers in which they participated.
    • In the event any youth (member or not) does not achieve 100% of the costs of the event, they are required to pay the balance due by a pre-determined date.
    • In the event any youth (member or not) achieves more than the costs for the event through fund raisers – the excess monies shall be marked as a personal account, and can be applied towards other youth events in the future.
    • All records of fund-raising, and records of accounts, will be kept by the Youth Pastor or Youth Director, with frequent updated copies given to the "F.B.C.C." Treasurer.
    • All youth events must be supported by fund-raiser events, financial aid is available on a limited basis and only as support to the fund-raiser events and youth budget.
    • Youth director and counselors will receive the same financial support as the youth.
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