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Excommunication and Church Discipline

Discussion in 'Calvary Chapel Fellowship' started by TheGoodLight, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. TheGoodLight

    TheGoodLight Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States

    I have been a part of three denominations in my life. In one I have seen pastors with a gluttony for church discipline and potential excommunication over the pettiest of issues (ones that do not warrant discipline or excommunication going off of any Biblical theology, at least from what I can discern), in another I saw no discipline/excommunication process for members, and in another there were processes in place but they were highly unlikely to be used.

    I find Calvary Chapel intriguing for a variety of reasons, both theological and otherwise. I understand that Calvary Chapel does not have membership, but I am curious if Calvary Chapel administers church discipline and if so under what sort of parameters/protocols.

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  2. Monksailor

    Monksailor Adopted child of God. Supporter

    United States
    Your topic enlisted my attention and I had things to say, but you are in wrong forum for my participation. I search "New Threads' for threads to participate and sometimes am so gripped by the topic (first thing in line and far from specific forum label) I click on topic instantaneously to check content for participation. I have attended THREE + churches which had "Calvary" in their names so this church which you are apparently addressing surely did NOT want to be distinguished separately or uniquely and I was misled to this thread because of that. Sorry, but that point alone should be contemplated. Good luck on your search for a church family honoring and glorifying God.
  3. Devin Hammond

    Devin Hammond Active Member

    United States
    No, Calvary Chapel does not discipline it’s people. This could probably happen in extremely rare circumstances but it is highly unlikely to take place. It’s possible that you could be asked to leave if you caused some sort of major problem but again that would be extremely rare.
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  4. Unqualified

    Unqualified Active Member

    United States
    There is correction then patience and ultimately you can be separated from the church. And pastors who sin have to step down.
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