Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

A Familial Approach to Confidentiality in the Church

What does confidentiality look like in the church? Pastors and other church leaders become aware of all kinds of sensitive personal details as they get to know people. How should this information be handled? It is not as simple as keeping everything exclusively private, like a patient expects a doctor to do. In this article, pastor Steve Midgley gives both a framework for understanding the issue of confidentiality and practical guidance.