How Does Sexual Abuse
No one in their right mind would say that sexual abuse was
ministry...would they? Though the clinical record shows some did have
it as a ministry. Because people who are abused often (but not always)
become abusers themselves...and even
cite tradition as the reason for
their abuse 'ministry'.
Become A Church Ministry?
And sex abuse can become a ministry to adults as well as children.
Though adult abuse can be more subtle...because it is often blended
with helpful services such as counseling
or even spiritual
Six essentials for sexualized ministry
- Lack of a proper definition for the
- Lack of demonstrated
maturity in ministry
- Lack of knowledge about transference
- Lack of training for different ministries
- Lack of adherence to a guiding ethical
- Lack of supervision and accountability in
All of these issues that have led others to sexualize ministry
need to be addressed in the minister's formation
and in ongoing formation.
Some of them will require teaching and coaching the minister by a
Others can be
addressed directly by the minister in self-supervision.
For example...the proper definition of ministry
will go a very long way in keeping the minister safe from doing
non-ministry or pseudo-ministry addressed in the scriptures (Mt
Then too, an adherence to the Ten Commandments will ensure that the
minister brings himself or herself...and the people...closer to God.
To help ministers with self-supervision they can download The Ministry Audit
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and those to whom
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from sexual abuse back to sexual boundaries.
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