Resources

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Afterpastors

Ministry After a Predecessor’s Betrayal of Trust  a brief general introduction to serving in the aftermath of clergy misconduct

When a Congregation is Betrayed: Responding to Clergy Misconduct. Beth Anne Gaede, editor, Alban Institute, 2005. Contains multiple chapters by Deborah Pope-Lance and others.

Whence We Come And How And Whither  191st Berry Street Essay, delivered at the 2011 Annual Ministerial Conference at Berry Street, Charlotte, NC, by Deborah Pope-Lance, essayist.

If Our Secrets Define Us 196th Berry Street Essay, delivered at the 2016 Annual Ministerial Conference at Berry Street, Columbus, Ohio by the Rev. Gail Seavey, Lead Minister with the First Unitarian Universalist Church, Nashville TN.

Serving Congregations With a History of Clergy Misconduct  (video) December 2016 webinar by Deborah Pope-Lance, an introduction to the challenges of serving congregations that have experienced misconduct by religious leaders.

Interim Ministry and History of Misconduct

A Trauma Treatment Model for Interim Work With Chronically Dysfunctional Congregations by    Deborah J Pope-Lance (author’s copy as) in Transitional Ministry Today: Successful Strategies for Churches and Pastors, Norman B Bendroth, editor, Alban Institute, Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, 2015.

Congregations With A History of Misconduct by Deborah J Pope-Lance in In The Interim: Strategies for Interim Ministers and Congregations, Keith Kron and Barbara Child, editors, Skinner Press, Unitarian Universalist Association, 2013

Ethics of Ministerial Practice

The Inherent Ethical Risks of Ministry in Edge of the Wave: Feminist Thought on Sexual Ethics Betty Hoskins, editor, Collegium Occasional Papers Number Three, 1993

Reforms Take Aim At Clergy Misconduct by Kimberly French UU World, Winter 2014