Pastoral Ethics

Pastors face questions after selling church property and buying million dollar lakefront home

"A husband and wife team of pastors from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, are now facing tough questions after selling their longtime church to developers then splurging on a million dollar luxury lakefront home while telling their members that God now wants them to worship in 'micro churches' held in their homes." - Christian Post

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“While 75 percent of churchgoers ‘hold clergy in high regard,’ they aren’t as positive when it comes to personal attributes and character qualities.”

"Barely half consider clergy to be trustworthy, and only slightly more regard them as 'honest and intelligent.' Remember these are people who attend church at least once a month! Among those who seldom or never attend church, the respective numbers on those questions are 23 and 30 percent. The obvious question is why?" - BreakPoint

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Study: 32% of Southern Baptist churchgoers “believe many more Protestant pastors have sexually abused children or teens than have been currently exposed”

"Relatively few, however, know someone attending their church who has sexually abused a child (3 percent) or sexually assaulted someone (3 percent) but has not yet come to light." - BPNews

Related, in Christiantiy Today: 1 in 10 Young Protestants Have Left a Church Over Abuse

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