Source Credits

Some of the statements in the Manual of Ethical and Doctrinal Standards have been taken from the Codes of Ethics of a number of churches and ministerial societies. Concepts and principles used in this Manual been adapted and suggested by the following books, which we recommend and whose authors we thank:

  • A Biblical Standard for Evangelists, by Billy Graham (Minneapolis: World Wide Publications, 1984).
  • The Christian Counselor’s Manual, by Jay E. Adams (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1973). See especially chapter 8, “The Reconciliation/Discipline Dynamic,” and chapter 9, “Reconciliation.”
  • Due Process, by Dan Juster (Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image Publishers, 1992).
  • Ministerial Ethics, by Joe E. Trull and James E. Carter ([Nashville]: Broadman & Holman, 1993).
  • Models of Accountability, by Dan Juster (Gaithersburg, Md.: Tikkun Ministries, n.d.).
  • The Peacemaker, by Ken Sande (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1991).
  • The Reformed Pastor, by Richard Baxter; abridged and edited by Jay Green (1656; reprint, Grand Rapids: Sovereign Grace Publishers, 1971). See especially chapter 2, on church discipline.
  • Sexual Misconduct in Counseling and Ministry, by Peter Mosgofian and George Ohlschlager (Dallas: Word, Inc., 1995). See especially chapters 11-14.
  • “Truth and Consequences: Exposing Sin in the Church,” by Bob and Gretchen Passantino, an Afterword to Selling Satan: The Evangelical Media and the Mike Warnke Scandal, by Mike Hertenstein and Jon Trott (Chicago: Cornerstone Press Chicago, 1993).
  • The “Book of Discipline” within The Standards of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (Greenville, SC: General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1976).
  • “Uniform Policy on Discipline, Restoration, and Appeal,” section E7 of the Manual of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (Colorado Springs: The Christian and Missionary Alliance, 1995).
  • “The Rules of Discipline” within the Book of Order (Louisville, KY: Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church, USA, 1994).