What might not be so obvious is that a pastor needs to teach the church about more than just church discipline before they’re ready for discipline.
Christians have been adopted into the body of Christ. Non-attenders act as if they are orphans.
Ending one’s membership in a church requires the consent of both parties. We join a church by the consent of the church, and we leave a church by the consent of the church.
So who are these one or two witnesses? And why are they so important to the church?
I have learned that nothing brings greater joy to a pastor’s heart than a sinner who truly repents.
So essential is the gospel to the Christian life that we need to be saturated in it in order to be healthy church members.
What has happened to our understanding of evangelism, conversion, church discipline, and discipleship that allows people to remain on the roles of a Christian church but never attend?
Mark Dever hosts a roundtable with Jonathan Leeman, John Folmar, and to discuss God’s love and church membership and Leeman’s new book which considers their connection.
Do member’s meetings always have to end in bitterness and bickering? I don’t think so. Here are nine suggestions to help set members’ meetings on the right track.
What can a study of Baptist history bring to the modern church growth conversation? Join Mark Dever as he reflects on the Southern Baptist heritage with Greg Wills, Associate Professor of Church History at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Book Review: Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches, ed. by Thomas White, Jason G. Deusing, and Malcomb B. Yarnell, IIIReview by Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 1) | 09.02.2002
Allen’s chapter aside, this book is a generally well-articulated statement of some important Baptist distinctives.
Earl Blackburn, pastor of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church in La Mirada, CA, talks candidly with Dr. Mark Dever about the practical outworking of church discipline in a variety of different circumstances.
Mark Dever gives a topical sermon on a biblical view of membership and congregationalism in the local church.
The Meaning of Membership with Mark Dever