Four reasons church discipline matters

Many people view church discipline negatively. Words like unloving or unkind frequently get bandied about whenever it is mentioned. The culture of affirmation – that

Is there any recourse in independent churches against toxic leaders?

Is there anything that can be done in an independent church when there is a toxic eldership?

I had a brief twitter conversation about polity and ecclesiology yesterday. Alison Brewis posed a fair question. She asked this: Before I share my reply,

Is it wise to tighten up your membership & doctrine?

If there’s a lesson to learn: get in a church and make sure it has healthy polity

Let me say from the start, in what follows, I am not saying that the local church and proper polity will absolutely protect your church

Polity, pragmatism & partnership

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