All clergy within Mission Northwest are requested to affirm the ABC-USA Ministerial Covenant and Code of Ethics and endeavor to live it. All ministers seeking placement within Mission Northwest are likewise requested to affirm the Ministerial Code of Ethics. Please take time to read the Code of Ethics in detail. Additionally, consult the “Behavior You Can Expect From Your Pastoral Leader: Six Letters to American Baptists Concerning the ABC-USA Code of Ethics” by Dr. Joe Kutter. These letters provide expanded explanation for each of the fourteen points that comprise the code. For further explanation please consult with region staff.