Policies & Guidelines
Safeguarding policy updated to allow primary certification online
The members of the Executive Council voted at their September meeting to update the Safeguarding policy related to preventing sexual exploitation of children and adults. View or download the revised policy Previously, those taking Safeguarding courses were required to take the first two courses in person and could update others online. Now, participants can take courses online initially if they would like – it’s no longer required to take an in-person course first. Visit the Safe Church Training page on the…
Bylaws of Executive Council
Bylaws of Executive Council – PDF – approved September 13, 2014 The Executive Council of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth amended bylaws on September 13, 2014.. The Executive Council originally adopted bylaws on May 17, 2014.
Code of Conduct for Meetings
Code of Conduct for Meetings – PDF This Code of Conduct was adopted by the Executive Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on May 17, 2014, and is commended to all groups and gatherings of the diocese as a set of guidelines for our work together.
Policy on Safeguarding God’s People
Bishop’s letter on Safeguarding God’s People Policy and Safe Church Training – PDF Safeguarding God’s People Policy – PDF titled “Toward Healthy Ministry: Safeguarding God’s People From Abuse” Related: Policy on Background Checks The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth is committed to providing a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment in which all of God’s people can carry out the work God has given us to do. This Safe Church policy is a statement of professional expectations for all people (clergy,…
Check Request Voucher Policy
Check Request Voucher Policy – PDF
Reimbursement Policy – PDF
Medical Insurance Employee Benefit Policy
Medical Insurance Employee Benefit Policy – PDF
Guidelines for Email, Social Media, and other forms of Digital Communication
Guidelines for Email, Social Media, and other forms of Digital Communication – PDF
Policy on Background Checks
Policy on Background Checks – PDF Revised 2014-05-17 Background Check Request Form Related: Policy on Safeguarding God’s People This background check policy, coupled with our Policy on Safeguarding God’s People titled Toward Healthy Ministry: Safeguarding God’s People From Abuse, support our goals to foster the highest standards of ethical behavior in ministry settings and to ensure an environment free of abuse, exploitation and harassment. These policies set professional expectations for all people (clergy, lay employees, contractors, volunteers) serving in our diocese.
Policy on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry
Policy.on Ethics & Integrity in Ministry – PDF.
Lay Employee’s Pension Benefit
EDFW Lay Employees’ Pension Benefit – PDF
Credit Card Policy
EDFW Credit Card Policy – PDF
EDFW Procurement Policy – PDF
EDFW Contracts- PDF
Conflict of Interest Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy – PDF Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form – PDF
Whistleblower Policy – PDF