At the Classis (regional gathering of representative officeholders of churches) last week, a time was set aside for a discussion of what we call Discipline in the church. It was abundantly clear that many churches struggle with this. The church plants, or newer churches, do so in a different way than established, more unicultural churches, but all struggle. Closely tied to this struggle is the struggle with what membership is today. I talked to one church planter who said they get people coming to their church who are fed up with membership requirements in other churches they’ve attended, and they just want to get to know God better in a community and serve their community through the church’s ministries, forget about membership papers and all that.

So, it was clear this is a struggle.

My blog page this week shares some brief thoughts I have about the subject of Church Discipline.