Pastor Terry is the youth pastor at his church. He counsels with Chad, an adolescent boy who is experiencing emotional problems because his parents are seeking a divorce. At a child custody hearing, Pastor Terry is subpoenaed to testify regarding his conversations with Chad. Can Pastor Terry be compelled to divulge the content of these conversations?
Our lesson this week examines the topic of clergy privilege from the perspective of the youth or children's pastor. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, test your knowledge by completing the following quiz.
Instructions Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.
Certain communications that are made to youth pastors, in confidence, are "privileged." This means that the youth pastor, or counselee, cannot be forced to disclose ...