Policies prepared by CCVT are designed to create safe places for all people, including staff, Ministers, and participants in church and agency programs.

CCVT has also prepared a number of template policies that can be downloaded and adapted to suit the unique needs and contexts of affiliated Communities of Hope and Compassion.

For help and advice on how best to use the available policies, as well as support in areas of governance and compliance for your community, please contact the Operations Team at operations@churchesofchrist.org.au or on (03) 9488 8800.

Safe Places

Safe Places policies and resources can be found here. This includes the CCVT Safe Places Policy, Child Safety Policy, and other policies relating to safety.

View Safe Places Policies


There are specific criteria that must be met in order for a Person in Ministry within Churches of Christ to have a marriage licence under our banner.

Marriage Celebrants Policy

Recommended Policies

CCVT's recommended terms and conditions of employment for People in Ministry. A resource for Ministers, Treasurers and others to ensure best practice employment practices.


General principles that we recommend all communities use as the basis of any employment practices that reflect our Christian values.


Last updated: April 2010

Example Policy Documents

A constitution governs most aspects of a community's structure, organisation, and lines of responsibility and accountability. Therefore it is important to craft a helpful and clear document that will support the work of your community.

Example constitutions are available as a starting point for discussion and development. Please contact the Communities Team for help and advice on setting up a constitution for your community.

Example Constitution—Frankston