In 2012, the General Conference of The United Methodist Church affirmed its support of a rigorous program of ministerial readiness regarding professional ethics, sexual ethics, healthy boundaries and self-care. These guidelines for teaching professional sexual ethics pertain to all University Senate-approved seminaries and Course of Study schools.

Download the curricular guidelines.

Read the full resolution: “Sexual Ethics as Integral Part of Formation for Ministerial Leadership

Frequently asked questions (FAQs), revised May 22, 2013.

Board of Ordained Ministry Handbook Chapter 27: Ethics.

A new textbook, Professional Sexual Ethics: A Holistic Ministry Approach, Fortress Press, December 2013.

Article, “Teaching Professional Sexual Ethics Across the Seminary Curriculum,” Religious Education, 108:2

To learn more about implementation of these guidelines, contact GCSRW.