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Ministerial Ethics: Moral Formation for Church Leaders

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Ministerial Ethics provides both new and experienced pastors with tools for sharpening their personal and professional decision-making skills. The authors seek to explain the unique moral role of the minister and the ethical responsibilities of the vocation and to provide "a clear statement of the ethical obligations contemporary clergy should assume in their personal and ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Baker Academic (first published March 1st 2004)
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Joseph
Good treatment of the subject, although I disagree with the major premise - "Pastors are professionals of the old 18th/19th century understanding." Because I disagree with the premise I was uncertain about the conclusion - "An ethical code should be written and adopted BECAUSE pastors are professionals." The idea of an ethical code seems good to me, but the reasons given for such code are suspect in my thinking.
Stephen
Dec 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Nice overview of the opportunity and challenge of code of ethics for ministry leaders. While the focus is largely on full time ministry professionals, much of what is covered would be good for the many lay leaders in today's churches.
Cappy
Feb 27, 2009 rated it it was ok
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"Success in ministry depends on how well you get along with people and how Christlike you are in behavior (pg. 18)."

"Ministerial ethics does not end when the [minister:] walks out the office door. In many ways it just begins. Ethics in ministry includes personal lifestyle, financial decisions, family commitments, pastoral responsibilities, congregational relationships, community involvement, and much more (pg. 19)."

"Ethically serious ministers should read widely from the great books that inform
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Christina Gunn
Good information

Good resource for minister's. Goes into depth. Just a tad bit boring but it does gives great insight on ethics.
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