Q&A with Dan Busby

June 21, 2012 ...

Q  How can pastors be accountable in their personal finances? A  Pastors should be exemplary in living within their means and paying personal obligations. Few things will damage a church more quickly than when word spreads that the pastor’s finances are not in sterling condition. Q  What is your top tip for church leaders who …

The Night Ted Haggard Made the News

June 21, 2012 ...

I turned to my wife, Charleen, and said, “They’re going to call me.” It was about an hour later that the phone rang and a representative of the NAE Executive Committee explained that Ted was no longer the president and asked if I would immediately become the interim president of NAE. They wanted to release …

The Weight of Pastoral Ethics

June 21, 2012 ...

All believers are called to live and embody God’s designs in every sphere of life. But pastors and Christian leaders have a special responsibility, for as the Apostle Paul cautioned, “We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited” (2 Corinthians 6:3). Pastoral ethics, like all of Christian …

When You Fail

June 21, 2012 ...

I was ordained to ministry in 1974 and received a Ph.D. in counseling in 1981. In March 1987 I worked in a small Midwestern city directing a Christian health center. I also taught at the local college, preached at a church on weekends, and was a member of the local school board. My high school …

Why the NAE Issued a Clergy Code of Ethics

June 13, 2012 ...

But eroding standards, moral ambiguity, and other factors have made that assumption dangerous, says Luder Whitlock, who chaired a drafting committee for a National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) clergy code of ethics for clergy. The code, released today, urges trustworthiness, integrity, purity, fairness, and accountability. The text of the code is available at NAECodeofEthics.com in …

NAE Releases Code of Ethics for Pastors

June 12, 2012 ...

“Most pastors are highly ethical, but few have signed a written code of ethics,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “This is every pastor’s opportunity to know, commit and tell others about a personal and professional standard of biblical pastoral ethics. I invite every pastor and every church board to put this code of ethics on …

Who’s Signed the Code?

June 1, 2012 ...

Among many others, the growing list of pastors includes: Matthew Barnett Angelus Temple Mark Batterson National Community Church Bishop Charles Blake West Angeles Church of God in Christ John Crosby Christ Presbyterian Church Saturnino Gonzalez Iglesia El Calvario Gordon Hugenberger Park Street Church Joel Hunter Northland, A Church Distributed Bill Hybels Willow Creek Community Church …

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: …