Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Education, Religious
Church Staff dismissal, Compassionate protocols, Fired for nonmoral issues, Firing ministers, Forced termination, Termination procedures
Nalepa, Mark David, "Compassionate Procedures for the Dismissal of Church Staff Members" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 436.
The purpose of this project is to offer church leadership compassionate procedures for dismissing a church staff member for reasons other than immorality and impropriety. This will increase the likelihood he will continue to fulfill his calling to serve Christ elsewhere in ministry. For this to be accomplished the process must recognize and address the needs of all spheres impacted by the dismissal. The project will integrate the Biblical account of John Mark, collect sampling of church data on termination procedures, stories and perspectives of previously terminated staff members and family, and resource related literature on this subject.