Clergy Sexual Misconduct: Awareness and Prevention


Baylor University’ s website offers individuals and congregations several resources related to clergy sexual misconduct which touch upon topics such as hints for preventing abuse, the civil and criminal consequences of sexual misconduct, and the vulnerability of both clergy and laypeople in counseling sessions.


links to research studies; free downloadable curriculum; reflection questions; videos; annotated bibliography; books for congregations; sample code of ethics

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Learn how clergy sexual misconduct happens and take steps to prevent it within your congregation.
  • Educate your congregation on the effects of clergy sexual misconduct and push discussion for the civil and criminal consequences of sexual misconduct.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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