Nepotism: The practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, esp. by giving them jobs.
In the secular world giving a friend a salaried position over another person more qualified is seen as having potentially moral conflict. However, I am not sure such a moral issue exists within a church setting. Then again I could imagine, especially for a ministry that has high revenue, where the 'leader' could pass the reins down to his son, raising the moral issue. Also established denominations that have somewhat standardized salaries which are not inferior to secular professions may also consider the issue but in what sense I am not personally clear.
What I was wondering is that is this actually a recognized issue in any denomination or is nepotism fully accepted within Christianity?
To be honest I have not thought about it enough to have an opinion in if it should, or at least in what sense it should be considered, but that is not my question here.
My real question here is: Do any Christian denominations have any policies to prevent nepotism?