Podcast Ep.113: Church Discipline (Pastor Hobie Wood)

Is Church discipline an archaic, now irrelevant practice? I would sense most pastors would say no. It still matters today. In this podcast, with Pastor Hobie Wood, we talk about why church discipline matters, what the Bible says about it, when it should be carried out and why it’s so hard. What do you do when the person living in sin leaves the church before the process of discipline even begins? What about matters that take place outside the home, like marriage problems, domestic violence etc. What role should the church play? Can non-members be disciplined? How much do you communicate to the congregation? Pastor Hobie and I (two sinners longing for grace ourselves) dig deep into these issues and hope it will encourage you to seek for ways the gospel can restore broken relationships by bringing sinners to repentance.

Hobie is married to Hannah, and they have 3 children. He is a native of Tiger, Ga., a graduate of Clemson University (B.S.) and Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC (MDiv.). Prior to seminary and being called to be the pastor at Christ Presbyterian, Hobie and Hannah were on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He’s a rabid Clemson fan, a cyclist, and a (very) novice fly-fisherman.

“Church discipline is the process of correcting sinful behavior among members of a local church body for the purpose of protecting the church, restoring the sinner to a right walk with God, and renewing fellowship among the church members. In some cases, church discipline can proceed all the way to excommunication, which is the formal removal of an individual from church membership and the informal separation from that individual.” GOT QUESTIONS


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