The National Association of Evangelicals has developed and released a „Code of Ethics for Pastors” document and is asking church leaders across denominational lines to sign and uphold its outlined principles in their lives as ministers.
Specifically, pastors who sign on to the document vow to, among other things:
- Exalt Christ, not self
- Interpret the Bible accurately and apply it discerningly
- Be honest and prudent in regard to personal and ministry resources
- Avoid sinful sexual behavior and inappropriate involvement
- Build God’s Kingdom in cooperation, not competition, with other local ministries
Pastors that have already signed the document, include Bill Hybels, Willow Creek Community Church; Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church; Max Lucado, Oak Hills Church; John Ortberg, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church …