New Every Morning
daily reflections from Upper Room Books
New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook
Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.
Safe Sanctuaries: Safe Sanctuaries for Ministers
Best Practices and Ethical Decisions
Joy Thornburg Melton
• May 2009
As an attorney, Joy Thornburg Melton understands the need to educate clergy concerning basics of ethical practice within their particular leadership role in the church. She also wants to help clergy become aware of the potential traps they face: isolation, improper self-care, and lack of accountability.
Safe Sanctuaries for Ministers explores three large areas of special concern to clergy:
- Counseling and the potential improprieties within the counseling relationship
- Finances and the potential improprieties related to church finance
- Sexuality and potential for sexual misconduct
Melton writes not only for clergy but also for those who work with pastors, such as Staff-Parish Relations Committees or Church Relations Committees.
Rev. Joy Thornburg Melton, J.D., is the chief resource officer of The United Methodist Property and Casualty Trust. She is the author of the “Safe Sanctuaries” series of books and resources published by Discipleship Resources. Rev. Melton is a recognized national leader in the area of development of ministry protection and abuse prevention policies. A graduate of Pfeiffer University, Scarritt College, and Emory University School of Law, she is uniquely qualified to understand both the legal and ecclesial issues involved with cases of abuse within the church.
Imprint: Discipleship Resources
Pub Date: May 2009
Trim Size: 7.25 in (w) x 9.25 in (h) x in (d)
Page Count: 112
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Leadership & Mentoring