The Code of Ethics is envisioned to edify the body of Christ and is intended to be a living Pastoral tool that helps shape our character as we confer with help-seekers in their life destiny with Christ Jesus-the living Head of the Church.
This book is for professional people helpers like Counselors, Guidance counselors, Christian School psychologists, Pastoral Counselors, Pastoral care givers, NursesPastors, youth pastors, Deacons, Elders- and other professionals who interact/ intervene in other people’s lives.
The book addresses issues of: - confidentiality, welfare of help seekers and counselees, justice, benevolence, non Malefiscence, competency, integrity, respect for rights and dignity of help seekers, boundaries of relationships in counseling, truthfulness and candor, multicultural diversity counseling/competence, self respect, professional responsibility, social responsibility, professional commitment, termination and referral, , records handling, electronic communications, and professional qualifications.
The book serves as a framework for how people make decisions and Judgments and how helpers act on them to influence other people’s lives. Decision-making for the Christian helper is ethical when it is firmly Grounded in the Word of God; Led by the Holy Spirit; and Does Not Damage the Help Seeker; for it is only in these that we find a basis for understanding the will of God.
For a background (as a backdrop of Knowledge), the book explores the Bible and Biblical foundations of ethics. It also uses other horizons of understanding including psychology, philosophy, sociology, social work and multicultural underpinnings to bear on the principles and articles.
As help givers, pastoral care givers, counselors, advisors and Helpers, we submit ourselves to the Word of God and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us in the application of ethical principles of Scripture- with our conduct based on the teachings of Jesus, the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the teachings of the Bible. In This Wise, the New Testament calls for the highest standard of reputation, ethics, training and conduct for us as help givers.-If we will be the channel of Gods healing to the populations wherein we live.
The book is neither meant to be a theological treatise nor an academic exposition but a toolkit to unleash human potentials; a resource for intervention in dealing with human life hurts and as a channel of Gods healing and liberation through Jesus Christ.
In This Wise, the New Testament advocates for the highest standard of Reputation, Study, Ethics, Training and Conduct –so that helpers will be the true channels of Gods healing to the populations wherein they live and serve.
The concern for morality and ethics cuts across all endeavors of human existence. Focusing particularly on the helping professions – Pastoral care, Counseling, medicine, Psychiatry, Social Work, Law, and Teaching - the...