Minister Sexual Misconduct
We care about the victims of clergy sexual misconduct and our churches want to work together to stop violence and abuse of the innocent, whether the victim be an adult or a child.
Churches and individuals trust ministers to provide leadership, guidance, and care during some of the most vulnerable periods of life. Clergy sexual misconduct, whether it is an adulterous relationship or abuse of a child, violates this relationship of trust.
“We thought it could never happen in our church.”
Resources for churches responding to clergy sexual misconduct
“Is my child safe at church?”
“I want to maintain the highest standards in my relationships.”
Resources to help ministers avoid inappropriate and illegal sexual activities
“May it never be!”
Resources for churches working together to stop clergy sexual misconduct
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Resources for Search Committees
Background Investigations when hiring
Sample screening questionnaires
Request for Information from BGCT on a particular candidate
Baptist Ministers Convicted of Sexual Offenses in Texas