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Model MSE & NSM Working Agreement

Click here to download a pro forma agreement which is intended to cover all forms of ministry (other than stipendiary and after the serving of title) between a minister and the minister's incumbent (or where the minister is also the incumbent, between the minister and the bishop).This agreement (which is in Word 2003 format) can be amended and supplemented as necessary to suit a wide variety of ministries.


The agreement needs to be specific and realistic. In order to avoid later misunderstanding and difficulties, careful consideration should be given by both parties before the agreement is drawn up to all potential areas and implications of ministry. These may include: