PREVENTING MINISTERIAL LITIGATION (PM-103/4.0 Credit Hours): Many people no longer observe life from the standpoint of a particular denomination, or even a religious worldview. They know less about ministry and ministers and the result is that society has lost a once-held social reverence for them. Society today, prides itself in treating clergy and all other spiritual professionals with the same disinterest and detachment – especially in our courts of law. This is a course about the most damaging kinds of lawsuits against ministers – damaging to their finances, emotions and reputations. This 22-lesson course was created for those preparing for, and presently engaged in, all kinds of ministry. The intent is to instruct spiritual practitioners about laws that may affect them, to prepare spiritual and healing practitioners, workers with children and youth, seminary professors and students, counselors, and all others who are involved in any kind of ministry, to carry out their work with dignity, integrity, and honor. Included: Ministerial Ethics and the Law; Fraud; Defamation; Child Abuse; Sexual Misconduct; Clergy Malpractice; Invasion of Privacy; Undue Influence; and Responding to Lawsuits.Follow Zen Rose Garden on the Interwebs!