Need advice ASAP! What's included in your contract? How is it stated? What is required of you by the church? We've already signed contracts for the new year, however now the pastor (he's been here a year) has decided he wants the contracts revised & everyone sign a new one. Our contracts include general statements about moral character, being a Christian, believing Jesus to be Lord and Savior...... The contracts have read the same way for years. Now the pastor wants it specified in the contracts that we must attend church regularly (for now it doesn't have to be this church, but he would prefer it), also that you do not smoke, drink, do drugs, etc. Well, for some (not me) the smoking part will be a problem, however I have seen deacons of the church smoking on church grounds . We have maybe two that smoke on staff, they never smoke on grounds, they use their break & go to the store next door or something like that. As for drinking, I do know of a few that enjoy a glass of wine on occasion. We have a very dedicated, Christian staff from various denominations (all but two have been here for at least 5 years, most 10 plus, we have a very low turn over). Some attend their church regularly & are very involved, some attend 'most' of the time. There are 3 on staff that have disabled husbands and do not attend church regularly but watch services on TV as their 'church' time, have their devotional time, etc. This pastor has a problem with that, he says that if not attending a church regularly then your spiritual life can't be right. He doesn't even know these people! I must say, we are all having a problem with this and do not want to sign another contract. I'm wondering just how specific he can get and still be legal? And would we all really have to sign a new contract since we've already signed one? Your input, advice... would be greatly appreaciated!