from “Ministerial Sexual Misconduct Policy”

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A Minister shall not enter into Sexualized Behavior with a person with whom the Minister has a Professional Relationship. A Minister is always responsible to prevent such behavior. The Conference Sanctions Ministers who engage in such Misconduct…

Professional Relationship: The relationship between a Minister and one who relates or has related to the Minister as congregant, student, counselee, employee, or in a comparable role, while the Minister was engaged in the conduct of ministry. A Professional Relationship does not include

-A married Minister’s relationship with the Minister’s spouse; or
-An unmarried Minister’s dating relationship with an unmarried person with whom the Minister has had a Professional Relationship, if the Minister has clearly communicated to the person that the Minister will not provide for, and another minister should provide for, all one-to-one professional ministerial responsibilities concerning the person…

Sexualized Behavior: Acts that show sexual interest or a choice to make the sexual dimension overt in a relationship. Sexualized Behavior may include inappropriate discussion of sexual matters, touching and other actions…

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