I got this letter yesterday, and I pass it on to you for two reasons:
Have you heard about this? What do you think?
Since States or the Feds are now requiring businesses, and that means churches too, to provide health insurance for any employee working over 30 hours, churches are now reducing staff to below 30 hours to avoid health insurance costs.
Some churches are making this their policy for all staff other than fulltime pastor, therefore adding more directors and non-pastoral staff, rather than paying for fulltime staff.
What is the ethic here? At what point is the church an example rather than doing only what is required by law?