Role of the Pastoral Advisor
The Pastoral Advisor provides their client with spiritual guidance and serves to empower the client toward making more spiritually empowered decisions for themself within the framework of the client’s own personal spiritual beliefs or practices.
Adherence to Applicable Laws
A Pastoral Advisor will take the initiative to be knowledgeable of all applicable laws and local municipal codes that may cover their practice.
Scope of Profession
The Pastoral Advisor applies spiritual advice in a way that falls outside the scope of occult sciences and does not claim or purport to tell fortunes, or with the ability to foretell with any certainty future events, or disclose in unequivocal terms the mental faculties of any persons.
A Pastoral Advisor shall never claim the ability to cure another of ailments outside the lawful practice of medicine or provide financial benefits outside the lawful practice of financial analysis and management. The Pastoral Advisor shall never purport to offer legal, medical, or financial advice. Unless the Pastoral Advisor also possesses the applicable educational background, licensures, certifications, and/or qualifications to be a Psychologist, Therapist, Counselor, or other mental health professional, they shall not purport to be one.
Referrals to Qualified Professionals
A Pastoral Advisor owes a reasonable duty of care to their client and if an inquiry touches upon legal matters, even by a tangential connection or in passing, they will refer the client to seek the counsel of a licensed attorney. If an inquiry touches upon health or medical matters, even by a tangential connection or in passing, the Pastoral Advisor will refer the client to seek diagnosis by a licensed medical doctor. If an inquiry touches upon financial or real property matters, even by a tangential connection or in passing, they will refer the client to seek advice from a qualified financial consultant, analyst, or real estate professional.
No Dishonesty, Fraud, Deceit, or Misrepresentations
A Pastoral Advisor shall never guarantee any one outcome, positive or negative. A Pastoral Advisor shall never engage in deceptive business or unfair trade practices. A Pastoral Advisor shall make no misrepresentations about their competency, certifications, qualifications, or abilities.