Responding to Leaving Church Members


The link below is to an article that takes a look at how you should respond to church members leaving the church.

For more visit:
http://9marks.org/article/what-to-say-to-church-members-leaving-for-poor-reasons/

Five Reasons to Confront Even If You Hate Confrontation


Jemar Tisby

I hate conflict.  As a peacemaker by nature, I just want everyone to be happy.  Even it if means choking down my own opinions and convictions, a lot of times I’d rather just act as if everything is fine rather than have an argument with someone.

A Recent Confrontation

There’s nothing like a road trip to force a confrontation.  Recently a friend and I spent 10 hours in the car together on our way to a conference.  We’d had a disagreement over some work-related matters a couple of weeks prior, but I thought we were over it.  (Mistake #1: Never think you can resolve an intense conflict over e-mail!)

In due time, the raw wound became irritated again, but this time we were face-to-face with nothing to distract us.  We had to confront it.  We argued/discussed for close to an hour.  By the end my armpits were sweaty, my mouth…

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Article: Local churches Co-operating in Church Discipline


The link below is to an article that looks at local churches co-operating in matters of church discipline.

For more visit:
http://www.9marks.org/blog/churches-cooperating-discipline

Article: Church Discipline


Church Discipline is something rarely seen in churches today and when it is it is not necessarily of the Biblical kind. Linked to below is an article that looks at church discipline.

For more visit:
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2012/07/18/spare-the-rod-spoil-the-church/