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  • Church's roll purge incites media 'circus'

    by David Roach, posted Friday, July 20, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    CAVE CITY, Ky. (BP) -- Kentucky Baptists are defending a church slammed in secular media outlets over its practice of church discipline.

    Cave City (Ky.) Baptist Church, some 90 miles north of Nashville, sent a letter July 16 to nearly 70 members it alleges were not attending "habitually," giving "regularly" or sharing in the congregation's "organized work" as required of members in the church's bylaws. The letter stated, "Cave City Baptist Church cherishes you as a member of this fellowship," but "your name has been removed from the membership roll," according to a photo of the letter published on Facebook. Read More

  • Public apologies spur church discipline warnings

    by David Roach, posted Monday, June 01, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Public apologies by two U.S. megachurches for a lack of compassion in the exercise of church discipline have prompted some Baptist pastors to underscore the need for humility and congregational polity during the attempted restoration of wayward members.

    Most American churches have not exercised biblical church discipline for a century, Bart Barber, pastor of First Baptist Church in Farmersville, Texas, told Baptist Press. Read More