UM Sexual Ethics

The Complaint Process

We must believe in the process of responding with accountability and healing. To eradicate sexual harassment and misconduct in The United Methodist Church, every member must get involved.



All forms of sexual misconduct by clergy and ministerial leaders, including laity, are chargeable offenses within the life of the church.  The United Methodist Church acknowledges this violation and encourages reporting this immediately.  The UMC is committed to responding in a way that holds all parties accountable and promotes healing.

Dedicated Areas of the ComplainT Process

Our Confidential Toll-Free Number 1-800-523-8390

For support please call this number to talk with someone at The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women. is a dedicated website to provide information for laity, clergy, church leaders, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual misconduct in The United Methodist Church.