If Western Christians think church membership and discipline are strange and alien ideas, then it’s totally new for churches in China.
Whether we’re called to Farmington, Missouri or Washington, D.C, our goal is to help people do two things: understand the Bible and follow Jesus.
Mailbag #68: Does a Church’s Maturity Affect Church Discipline Approach? . . . Should We Bring into Membership a Family Who Doesn’t Speak Our Language?By Jonathan Leeman | 11.10.2017
— Should a congregation’s age, spiritual maturity, and experience of church discipline play into a “muddy” church discipline decision? — How should we maintain a robust membership process while taking into account a new family’s language barrier?
Mailbag #67: What Should Members Vote On (And How) . . . Responding to Members’ Foolish Social Media PostsBy Jonathan Leeman | 11.03.2017
— What are considered “important matters” for members to vote on—and how do you practically carry out the voting process? — How should I respond to a church member’s foolish use of social media?
Despite what some people think, church discipline isn’t an unloving, invasive act, perpetrated by wicked people.
Do you want to faithfully follow Christ during your college years? Then join a church.
— How should we treat our 18-year-old daughter’s relationship with her girlfriend? How do we love them without condoning their sin? — Should all churches have a plurality of elders, or are there some churches that simply cannot have a plurality of elders?
This book’s ecclesial-shaped Christianity is utterly necessary for the church today.
Jonathan Leeman interviews Mark Dever on the Reformation and its usefulness for Christians today
How does a Protestant understanding of church discipline differ from Roman Catholicism’s?
Think of a three-legged stool. Now imaginatively label one of those legs “Scripture,” label the second leg “Tradition,” and label the third leg “Magisterium.”
What if we took seriously our “for better or worse, till death do us part” vows in marriage and then applied them to church?
Schweizer’s arguments for a perpetually developing polity are unpersuasive because they depend on faulty arguments regarding differences among the apostles.
Should every Christian be a member of a local church?