It was Martin Bucer’s influence on Calvin which made him to return to Geneva with the mandate to restore church discipline there. Despite opposition, John Calvin was not deterred. Calvin restored the church to be self-governing and independent. Discipline should be applied both to life and doctrine, with no exceptions for office bearers. This article gives three reasons for discipline in the church.
Confronting sin in a believer is not easy, but it must be done. This article gives seven reasons why.
This article raises common objections to church discipline, such as the claim that the sin of others is not one's business, and evaluates each of them.
Being a pastor or an elder means that at times you have to deal with matters of church discipline. How should you deal with someone else's sin? This article offers five considerations.
This article explains what authoritarianism in a pastor looks like, and how to root it out.
This article shows that church discipline is a sign of the true church, and that God uses it to promote godliness in His children.
This article lists ten problems among churches that will not practice church discipline.
Why is church discipline needed? Church discipline is becoming a rare species in the church. This article lists factors that contribute to this lack. It then discusses the purpose of church discipline, matters that require church discipline, the context and framework of church discipline, and the steps of it.