Reducation in Force (RIF)

Published on May 4th, 2015

A Reduction in Force takes place when a change in the fiscal or operational position of the organization due to times of economic difficulty, declining enrollment, lack of financial resources, or changes in mission and ministry requires the elimination of position(s) to ensure the on-going viability of the ministry.

The Reduction in Force template is provided as a resource and not official Reducation in Force policy of the LCMS or the Indiana Dsitrict.  Share this resource with your governing body, church council and obtain some legal assistance to ensure that you have the proper documentaion for your governance model to effectively guide the RIF process in your organization.

It is our prayer that you will never have to use this resource.  If it does become necessary, we pray that the resource will assist you.