Anything older than a year or two is transferred to the BETHEL ARCHIVES page.
For information on becoming a member at Bethel Church, see our MEMBERSHIP PAGE.
NOTE: Documents on this page are official in nature and for legal reasons, may not be modified without permission of the Church Administrator.
Do let us know if there’s something that you need that’s not on here!
BUILDING RENTAL/USAGE: Property Rental Contract and Application – must be completed at least 4 weeks before your event! See the policy for details.
RETURNING VOLUNTEERS: Returning Volunteer Application Form
GOAT ISLAND: Father-Son Goat Island Consent Form
NEW! PRE-AUTHORIZED ELECTRONIC DEBIT
All the details can be found here: http://bethelkingston.com/stewardship/
ANNUAL REPORTS / MEETING MINUTES
The “annual reports” are filed by all ministry leaders at the end of each fiscal year. They are then collated in the office and released to the congregation for their review before the Annual General Meeting.
Likewise, minutes are drafted of all our “congregational”-type meetings and filed here for review.
The AGM will be held on Tuesday, June 20th at 7 pm in the Upper Room. Minutes to follow here.
The AGM was held on Tuesday, June 21st at 7 pm. Draft Minutes.
ANNUAL REPORT – 01 May 2014 – 20 April 2015
ANNUAL CHARITABLE RETURNS
These are the official reports all charities must file with the Canada Revenue Agency on an annual basis, showing our activities as a charity – our income, who we gave money to, and so forth.
Bethel Church – Annual Charitable Return – 01 May 13 – 30 Apr 14
ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS
These get released to the congregation, and are sent to Canada Revenue Agency on an annual basis.
In any church, it is important to have well-thought-out policies and procedures, both to prevent anything untoward from happening to begin with, and to help everyone (especially new people and leaders) know how things are “done” at Bethel.
IMPORTANT NOTE: in case of any contradictions or errors between online documentation and printed documentation, the provisions of the printed paper copy of the Policy Manual (which is found in the office) shall prevail.
This is a “work in progress”. Do not hesitate to contact Carmen, our Church Administrator, should you have any questions, comments or suggestions.
The aim of these policies is as follows:
- Ethics – to ensure that everything that is done at Bethel answers both of the questions, “Can we do this?” AND “Ought we do this?”
- Conflict of Interest – to ensure that no staff member, leader or volunteer at Bethel benefits financially or materially from their involvement with the church (in an unethical manner).
- Whistleblower – to ensure that any staff member, leader or volunteer is free to address any situation without fear of reprisals from supervisors or other leaders.
- Privacy – to ensure that personal information provided to Bethel Church is treated confidentially and kept securely.
All things relating to the Bethel building itself, including rentals to outside groups.
Fire prevention @ Bethel.
SECTION C – FINANCES – coming soon
All things relating to the Bethel Finances, including financial procedures, our banking, loans, benevolent fund…
This is the Bethel Missions policy which includes things like how missionaries are financed, Bethel’s responsibility to them and their responsibility to us and so forth.
This relates to the hiring and care of staff members at Bethel.
Interested in a leadership position and want to know more about the duties? This is the place to look!
Due to copyright restrictions, this policy is not available for download. Please contact the office if you require a copy.
Everything involving the care of the young and vulnerable at Bethel, training and procedures for new volunteers etc.
SECTION H – PASTORAL CARE AND PRAYER MINISTRY – coming soon
Information and procedures for those acting in pastoral care/prayer ministry at Bethel.
SECTION I – THE BETHEL HOUSES
Information and procedures for the smooth running of the Bethel House Ministry.
SECTION J – MISCELLANEOUS
Everything that didn’t fit into the above!
SECTION K – PARTNERSHIPS – coming soon.