Category Archives: Church discipline

A closer look at accountability

What is accountability and how should we practice it in the local church? Is everyone accountable in the same way? Continue reading

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13 red flags identifying antagonists

The 13 red flags provide training material for equipping Church leaders and members in discerning the presence of antagonistic people. Continue reading

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Another urgent question for the Church

How can we proclaim and celebrate a gospel of grace and forgiveness while enforcing standards of morality — without becoming… Continue reading

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Protecting the unity of the Church

They key to unity in the Church is not the removal of all conflict. This will only be realized in heaven! The key is a reconciling spirit in the hearts of God’s people. Continue reading

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Conflict – an opportunity to grow stronger

The key to unity in a family or Church is not the removal of all conflict but a deeply shared commitment to work through our differences and pursue reconciliation based on God’s love for us in Christ. Continue reading

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10 Reasons for Church Membership

Does it really matter if I am a member of a Church? Continue reading

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Confrontation – a service of mercy

When we allow nothing but God’s Word to stand between us, judging and helping, it is a service of mercy, an ultimate offer of genuine community. Continue reading

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