Ministry Ethics, Ethics for Church Leaders

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Ministry Ethics, Ethics for Church Leaders

Part of ministry resources on Ministry Ethics and Pastoral Theology: Ministry Ethics, Pastoral Theology, Strengthening and Renewing Call to Christian Ministry, and Congregational Trauma and Ministerial Misconduct


In the classical traditions of pastoral work, ethics has always been important. From the standpoint of ethical theory, most literature has approached the subject through the rubric of “virtue ethics,” focused on the character of the minister. This continues in the current resources, but there is also a resurgence of interest in ministerial ethics due to rapid changes in our society and the number of moral failures in the ministry.

There are several recent books that are helpful in this respect. A few of the best are listed below.


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