Yes! You can view the recommended steps and guides for the positions of Chair Person and Treasurer of your congregation here. It's called the CHaT Booklet.
The pastor call process: Desk of the Bishop 07 3511 4020
Locum pastors: Desk of the Bishop 07 3511 4020
Initiating the call process: Department of Ministry and Mission
Planning and visioning (including parish alignments): Department of Ministry and Mission
HR, IR and church worker support: Kitrina Scott-Davies (Kit) 07 3512 7284
WorkCover: Kitrina Scott-Davies (Kit) 07 3512 7284
Payroll: LCA office 08 8267 7371
Professional Standards training or complaints: Elizabeth.Kloeden@lca.org.au 07 3511 4089
Property and Legal queries: email@example.com
LCAQD Accounts payable: firstname.lastname@example.org
The LCAQD eNews: email@example.com
This website: firstname.lastname@example.org
Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Service (QLECS) or phone 3511 4079 while their website is under construction.
Supply of Casual Services by Pastors
A Locum Pastors is a pastor who temporarily fulfils the duties of an absent Pastor. Often this locum pastor is an Emeritus (or retired) Pastor.
For those congregations and parishes without a Pastor, or if your Pastor is on R&R leave, please make sure you are aware of your obligations towards locum pastors.
Pastors not already in receipt of an LCA stipend (e.g. retired pastors) are eligible to receive payment for providing locum pastoral services to a parish, congregation, school or care ministry facility whilst the called pastor is absent or the parish is in vacancy. Approved ALC pastoral students may also be entitled to receive payment.
All payments to locum pastors are made using the LCA HRS. A Congregational representative must follow this link to the 2020 Locum Services Form (under the Humans Resources System tab) which needs to be completed, signed and submitted by the relevant entity to HRS (email@example.com) within the fortnight of Locum work performed. Prompt processing is essential, as if claims accumulate this may affect the locum pastor’s pension.
The form is updated annually to reflect the relevant payment rates.
Casual service cost may be covered by the Pastor Transfer and Support Fund. This levy is payable by parishes during a parish vacancy.
For Locum Pastors
Retired pastors should contact the LCA HRS firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive a payment summary, check on eligibility for payment by way of fringe benefits and seek advice on the superannuation threshold where applicable.
If you have any questions please contact Kitrina Scott-Davies (CWS LCA/HR Officer LCAQD)
- 07 35127284 inet. 34935641 m. 0490 889 6 e. email@example.com