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Church Discipline
Make discipline a positive, healthy part of your ministry.
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Discipline can either be formative or corrective. For example, training for a sporting event requires formative discipline; punishing a misbehaving child requires corrective discipline. We know that God's motive in disciplining us is his love for us. If he let us continue to commit the same sin with impunity, he would not love us enough to teach us the importance of avoiding sin. Use these tools to train your church leaders how to discipline the church with love and for growth. This download features a new format that includes audio clips within the document, and a newly redesigned accompanying PowerPoint.

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Facing Conflict with a Difference
The church doesn’t take its cues from the world when sin comes into the body.

Discipline for Discipleship
God communicates his love to us by shaping us into his image—even when we rebel.

Prepared for Church Discipline
Make sure your church is healthy enough to be edified by confronting sin as a body.

Does Your Church Teach Discipline Well?
Consider how your church exemplifies and supports healthy discipline.

Making Church Discipline Legal
Does your church have the legal protection to confront someone about his or her sin?

Trapped in Sin
Educate your congregation about God’s goal of restoration through discipline.

Disciplining a Pillar of the Church
Discipline is not always successful, but it is still right.

A New Attitude Toward Discipline
It isn’t a necessary evil; it’s a blessing from God.

The Laws of Confrontation
Regardless of the offense, use these principles in your discipline process.

Sued Because of Church Discipline
Follow this advice and avoid the pitfalls of discussing sin openly in a culture of lawsuits.

The Discipline Process
The words of Jesus give us clear directions on the procedure of church discipline.

How To Make Restoration Work
Have a plan for bringing a sister or brother back into your fellowship.

Divine Family Discipline
The church is God’s family—a place of joy, fellowship, love, and discipline.

Disciplining a Leader (free sample)
It's hard to confront a leader caught in sin, but the Bible shows how to do it.

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Topics:Church Discipline, Conflict, Conflict management, Conflict resolution, Confrontation, Controversy
Filters:Discipleship, Pastoral care, Shepherd, Spiritual director
References:Titus 3:2, Psalm 94:12, 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, Hebrews 12:5-11, Matthew 18:15-20, Matthew 18:12-14, Ephesians 4:1-3, 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13, Hebrews 10:26-27, Galatians 6:1-2, 2 Corinthians 2:7-8, 1 Corinthians 6:1, 1 Timothy 5:19-21
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