Privacy Policy

The Lewis Center for Church Leadership and its parent organization, Wesley Theological Seminary of the United Methodist Church, are the sole owners of the information collected on The Lewis Center for Church Leadership may collect personally identifiable information from our users at different points on our Web site.


If you purchase a product from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date).

We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your order. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you. We will occasionally send you information about updates to our products. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications; please see the “Choice and Opt-Out” section for details.


If you wish to subscribe to our free newsletters, we will collect, store, and use your email address to send the newsletter(s) to you. You may change your subscribed email address, opt-out of receiving special emailed offers, or remove yourself from any mailing list by following the instructions contained in every newsletter. Please also see the “Choice and Opt-out” section for details about unsubscribing.


The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, however, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our Web site, please email us at

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our parent organization, Wesley Theological Seminary of the United Methodist Church. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.

Personally identifiable information:

We DO NOT share personally identifiable information with third parties.

Uses of Information

We will use your information only as permitted by law. Aggregated information is used in many ways. For example, we combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive.

You can visit and browse the LPLI website without revealing personally identifiable information about yourself. If you choose to provide personally identifiable information, it will be used for the purposes for which it was given. We also may use it to notify you about updates to our Web site and products and to contact you for marketing purposes.

Choice and Opt-Out

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing You may also call us at (202) 664-5700 or write to us at 4500 Massachusetts
Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016 to opt-out.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

Log Files

As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users ’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.


A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user ’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site; specifically, we use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

Links to Other Sites

This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. Please be aware that we, the Lewis Center for Church Leadership, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our homepage. The revisions will apply to information collected after the date it is posted on our homepage.