Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Kingwood, Texas
Parish Handbook - Policy Statement Regarding New Programs


Following is the policy of Good Shepherd regarding new programs:


                I.      Persons proposing new Church-related or Church sponsored programs must preview their ideas with the Rector


               II.      If the idea is considered viable after the preview with the Rector, the person or group requesting the program must submit a written proposal to the Vestry no later than (1) week prior to the Vestry meeting.


              III.      Matters covered in the proposal, while not limited to, should include the following:


A.       An explanation of the need for the program – what is intended to do or accomplish


B.       Who will be involved


C.       Who will organize and initially head the program


D.       What resources, including budgeting, facilities and manpower, will be necessary


E.        How the program fulfills Good Shepherd’s Mission Statement


IV. The program must be approved by the Vestry and or Rector, as appropriate, before  



V.   Once a program is approved, a Vestry Liaison will be assigned


VI.   For programs involving the handling of money, financial authorities must be defined 

        and accounting procedures must be established with the bookkeeper in accordance       

        with established procedures.


                                                                                                                                                                Rev. 3-97