New Worker Orientation
TIME SENSITIVE TO-DOs
Before you forget and get into the awesomeness of your ministry role, take some time to complete the following things. This will help to avoid any disappointment or confusion down the road.
Apply for Benefits
Not all employees are eligible for extended health benefits. Please consult your employer before applying for benefits. Applications are to be completed in full and sent to Cherie Osmond (osmondc [at] cmaccd.com) at the District Ministry Centre.
PLEASE NOTE: New applications must be filled in and submitted within 3 months of your start date to avoid the Late Application Process. A 3-month waiting period applies to new applicants. Employees working 20 hours or more are eligible for benefits.
Enrol in the Alliance Retiral Fund
All full-time employees are required to join the Alliance Retiral Fund defined contribution pension plan. Enrolment forms are to be sent to Ken Board (boardk [at] cmacan.org] at The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada.
NOTE: ARF is not mandatory for Part-time employees but they are eligible for ARF after two years of consistent employment.
Submit Salary Form
THIS FORM must be completed by your Treasurer and returned to the Finance Department (finance [at] cmaccd.com) of the Central Canadian District.
The Central Canadian District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada exists to reach the unreached with God by developing disciples who want to and are capable of making disciples. Our holistic, personalized approach to developing Christ-Centred, Spirit-Empowered and Mission-Focused leaders is why you received your own development plan. We are committed to walk with you throughout your ministry and development to ensure you are being filled with what you need.
Some development that ALL WORKERS will need includes:
Alliance History & Thought
Alliance History and Thought is a course which surveys the origins of The Christian and Missionary Alliance movement in its social, cultural, and theological context, with emphasis on its historical continuities and changes, and evaluating Alliance "distinctives." Completion of this course for credit within one year of being licensed fulfills the Licensing Policy (found in the handy dandy manual we mentioned above) for a new worker.
Please contact Ambrose directly if you have any questions about registering for the course 1 (403) 410-2000.
Plan to Protect (or equivalent training)
Each church is required to have a Child Protection Plan in place and to ensure their employees are trained regularly. Many churches use Plan to Protect. Workers are to ensure they receive the appropriate training. Please ask your Lead Pastor or Board when you will be trained. You can also sign yourself up HERE.
At the end of Core Training,
you may choose to be ordained.
Only Ordained individuals are eligible
to receive a Marriage Officiant Number.
If you are a PORTABLE License holder, you will begin a unique (and mandatory) journey with Core Training. Core Training is meant to be a transformative process that affirms your calling in ministry and vocational health. It consists of four customizable chapters designed to compliment your ministry role:
Contact Traci-Lynn Burt (burtt [at] cmaccd.com) to begin the journey.
Regional Church Networks
Regional Church Networks are an integral part of your development journey with the Central Canadian District. Each licensed worker is assigned to a local network of fellow workers who gather to support and encourage one another. Each network has a Regional Coach who is available to you when times are good and when times are getting tough. We highly encourage you to make this a priority in your holistic journey.
Not in a network yet? Let us know. Email Nancy (wingn [at] cmaccd.com).
There are a lot of opportunities to participate in workshops and events throughout the year, however, all licensed workers are highly encouraged to attend:
District Retreat - an annual event specifically designed to build back into our licensed workers in a retreat-like setting
District Conference - biannual (odd years) meeting of the district membership to discuss district vision, business and forward movement. Don’t worry, we work to make this a fun and engaging event.
General Assembly - biannual (even years) meeting of the national membership organized by national office. This is the national equivalent of an organizations Annual Meeting.