Right and wrong conduct by Christian pastors has an enormous impact on churches and society. The author's say, "When ministry leaders grievously fail, the ripple effects often extend well beyond what any one person can comprehend.
Writing from a context of years of pastoral ministry and the preparation of pastors, linked with current information about legal trends and information, the authors here propose a ministerial code of conduct that covers the many situations never envisioned by those young in the ministry.
Practical case-studies are sprinkled throughout, providing conversation starters for church boards, groups of pastors, or individuals who care about integrity in the ministry. Useful to pastors and students alike, the guidelines proposed here will help application of Scripture's principles to practical dilemmas pastors face.