Sexual Ethics Workshops

Click on the district name below to see a list of clergy who need to complete the workshop by the 2019 Annual Conference Session. Please note that the last available workshop is April 9.


North Central



South Central


Sexual Ethics Workshop with Dr. Karen McClintock

A Specialized Approach to Sexual Ethics: Shame-Less Lives, Grace-Full Congregations
Friday, July 20, 2018

Epworth By The Sea (Nalls Building)
St. Simons Island, GA
9:00 am– 3:00 pm 
Cost is $60 and includes lunch
Click here to register for the July workshop

Download the flyer here

**This workshop qualifies South Georgia clergy for five hours of Sexual Ethics Training and is good for four years.

Dr. Karen McClintock, a United Methodist minister, author, and psychologist specializing in Clergy Sexual Ethics and Issues of Misconduct, will lead a one-day workshop for clergy focused on new ways to bring grace into your life, your theology, and your congregation. When your mother said, “Shame on you!” she did more damage than you may think. This course reveals steps you’ll need for shame recovery and leads you down the road to living a shame-less life. Using fresh insights into shame and grace, you can learn ways to fight back when shame overtakes your life or your church.

2018-2019 Sexual Ethics Workshop Dates

According to the Conference Sexual Ethics policy, this workshop is REQUIRED EVERY (3) THREE YEARS for any person serving under appointment by the bishop (clergy, local pastors, extension ministers, appointed lay speakers). Cost is $35, which includes lunch (collected at the door). Checks can be made payable to South Georgia Conference. To register, click on the link below. For questions, please e-mail Please note that spouses and lay employees who are not appointed by the bishop are not eligible to attend the workshop.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
St. Luke UMC
Columbus, GA
10:00 am– 4:00 pm
Click here to register for the September workshop

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Pittman Park UMC
Statesboro, GA
10:00 am– 4:00 pm 
Click here to register for the February workshop


Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Vineville United Methodist Church
Macon, GA
10:00 am– 4:00 pm 
Click here to register for the April workshop