Ministers must walk by the highest standard of ethics. This course will challenge, as well as encourage spiritual ethics beyond a secular view. You will learn how to deal with ethical decisions and dilemmas in the areas of morality, money, relationships, church positions, and more.

What You'll Learn

  • The scriptural basis for Christian ethics

  • Ethics and church doctrine

  • Looking beyond the secular view

  • Ethics in practical ministry

What to Expect

All work is self-paced and on an individual basis. Courses are designed to build upon the student’s accumulated knowledge while also instilling confidence for practical application. Once enrolled in a course, you will have access to all content. You will need the required textbook above to begin your studies. A PDF version of the final exam is available if you prefer to complete your test offline. You will need to submit your answers through this website in order for your test to be graded and the course completed. A grade of 85% is considered passing for each of the open book exams/assignments. 

All programs should be completed within 6 years. The student that is not able to complete their program of study within the time limit may be dropped from active student status unless they apply for an extension. Extensions for hardship cases may be applied for in writing.

Ministerial Ethics: A Guide for Spirit-Filled Leader

by T. Burton Pierce

Helps ministers deal with ethical decisions and dilemmas. Answers questions concerning ethics in three featured parts: The basis for Christian Ethics, Scripture, Ethics and Church Doctrine, and Ethics in Practical Ministry.

This course is required for:

Licensed Biblical Therapist, Certified Corporate Chaplain, Licensed Corporate Chaplain, Certified Law Enforcement Chaplain, Licensed Law Enforcement Chaplain, Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling, Master of Arts in Christian Counseling, and Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling programs