As pastors and leaders in the church we find ourselves perplexed by a paradox that others rarely experience. There are very few pastors who view their ministry as simply a job!
At times however there can be a tension between being obedient to the call of Jesus in pastoral ministry but also realizing that we are viewed as employees of the local churches where we serve. Lead pastors have the added complexity of also having to act in the capacity of an employer.
Canadian laws around employment apply equally to the church as they would any other organization or business. When a church enters into an arrangement where a person is being paid all of these laws and regulations begin to apply.
Each province across Canada has its own specific code for labour standards. It's important for pastors and church councils to familiarize themselves with the applicable codes to ensure decisions are in compliance.
of all local churches and pastors:
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