Church discipline is not a responsibility of the few, but of the whole congregation. Christians have a biblical call to practice brotherly admonition. Discipline is the responsibility of every believer, and when needed, it should lead to the responsibility of the consistory. The goal is to save the sinner.
Church discipline is the spiritual order to maintain the holiness of the church against the destructiveness of the power of sin. This article gives a definition of church discipline and a short discussion on the elements of church discipline.
Church discipline is one of the keys to maintaining the holiness of the church. In this article, the author looks at the scriptural teaching for the foundation of discipline in the church. Arguing from both the Old Testament and the New Testament, the author states that God has always set ways of maintaining the holiness of the church against the destructive power of sin.