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Ministerial Ethics

It is the minister's responsibility to live and tell the truth of the Bible. To live ethically we must follow the example of our Savior Jesus. The cornerstone to God's character is often thought as His love but in reality, it is his holiness. It was the holiness of God that required that the penalty for sin be paid. Integrity demands that the minister live what he preaches. Without integrity our message is empty. In this study, we examine the Biblical and historical roots of ethics as well as contemporary situations that require an ethical answer.

Purchase of "Ministerial Ethics" by T. Burton Pierce is required for this course. You may find the textbook available online at resources.pcg.org
  • Course Content
  • Contents
  • Unit 1
  • Unit 1 - What is Ethics?
  • Video - What is Christian Ethics?
  • Assignment - The Power of the Cross in Christian Ethics
  • Unit 1 Test
  • Unit 2
  • Unit 2 - Old and New Testament Roots for Ethics
  • Article - Are the 10 Commandments Still Relevant Today by Jack Wellman
  • Assignment - Sermon on the Mount
  • Unit 2 Test
  • Unit 3
  • Unit 3 - Historical Roots for Ethics
  • Assignment - Church Leaders in History
  • Video - Apostolic Fathers
  • Unit 3 Test
  • Unit 4
  • Unit 4 - Contemporary Moral Issues
  • Position Paper on Marriage and Divorce
  • Essay paper - Contemporary Moral Issues
  • Unit 4 Test
  • Unit 5
  • Unit 5 - Ethics in Practical Ministry
  • Thesis on Moral Ethics
  • Requirements for Christian leaders
  • Unit 5 Test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever