Code of Ethics for Pastors

June 1, 2012 ...

We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. (2 Corinthians 6:3) Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. (Philippians 1:27) All who are called by God to the ministry of the gospel solemnly commit to a life of joyful obedience and …

Código de Ética Para los Pastores

June 1, 2012 ...

Pase lo que pase, compórtense de una manera digna del evangelio de Cristo. Filipenses 1:27 Todos los que son llamados por Dios al ministerio del evangelio se comprometen solemnemente a una vida de obediencia alegre y de servicio altruista –un compromiso que glorifica a Dios y enriquece a su pueblo. Por este motivo, un ministro: …

Can Pastors be Restored After Adultery?

May 1, 2012 ...

“Evangelical leaders are adamant that the grace of God extends even to ministry leaders who commit adultery,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals, which recently released the NAE Code of Ethics for Pastors to provide a standard professional ethical guideline for evangelical pastors. John Jenkins, a megachurch pastor, said, “The gospel’s …

The ABCs of Sexual Ethics

March 20, 2012 ...

The need for action was great: In 2003, 40 million were living with HIV/AIDS. It was time to move past hang-ups and work together on the pandemic that was destroying a generation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Response to the President’s proposal was mixed. Some critics feared that the messages of abstinence and faithfulness would overshadow the …

Most Church Leaders Don’t Sign Codes of Ethics

March 1, 2012 ...

“For many churches and Christian organizations, there are unspoken rules, or guidelines, for ethical behavior,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “The problem with unspoken rules is that no one has agreed to a standard. That yields many missed expectations.” Some evangelical leaders noted that ethical expectations are implicit in doctrinal statements and other organizational commitments …