Clergy Sexual Misconduct Policy

Attached file Sexual Misconduct by Clergy Policy
***This report did not change at the 2015 Annual Conference Session.  It can also be found in the 2014 Journal, beginning on page 421***
The Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, Inc. affirms The 2012 Book of Resolutions, Sexual Abuse Within the Ministerial Relationship and Sexual Harassment Within the Church, which states that sexual abuse within the ministerial relationship and sexual harassment within the church are incompatible with biblical teachings of hospitality, justice and healing. In accordance with The 2012 Book of Discipline (par 161(F)), we affirm that all human beings, both male and female, are created in the image of God, and thus have been made equal in Christ. As the promise of Galatians 3:26-29 states, all are one in Christ. Therefore, this Conference of the United Methodist Church supports equity among all persons without regard to ethnicity, situation or gender.