Additional Resources

Denominational Guidelines

The 210th General Assembly (1998) approved a report on a Professional Code of Ethics for members, employees, volunteers, and ordained officers of the PC(USA). See this document, “Life Together in the Community of Faith,” here.

Social Networking Issues

Can social networking get churches sued? Does your church or agency have a policy about the use of social networking sites? Should it? Frank Sommerville writes in a recent
article in Christianity Today,

Like the rest of the world, many churches connect with people inside and outside the church, using these social networks could cause some liability problems for your church if you do not set up the appropriate policies and monitoring procedures.”are turning to social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter to connect with people and promote outreaches and other church programs. And that’s what these tools were designed for—easy mass communication and media sharing. While this is a creative way to do business and connect with people inside and outside the church, using these social networks could cause some liability problems for your church if you do not set up the appropriate policies and monitoring procedures.”

Read the article here.

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