This handbook for pastors, elders, and all Christians presents the process of discipline that should operate in the Christian community. It is based primarily on the five steps of corrective discipline found in Matthew 18:15-17. It was written in response to an urgent need.
In order to help church leaders deal with the sorts of problems that require the church to respond with discipline, the author has developed the book around the five steps of corrective discipline found especially in Matthew 18:15 -- 17. Because there is not merely one kind or one stage of discipline, church leaders must learn how to discern. And once the right discernment has been made, then the right action can follow.
This is a simple and very readable little handbook. The influence it can and should have on the church is, however, quite profound.
About the author:
Jay Adams (1929-2020) was a noted author, speaker, pastor and professor; he served as a president of ACBC; was devoted to his wife, four children and ten grandchildren; A.B., Greek, Johns Hopkins University; B.D., Reformed Episcopal Seminary; S.T.M., Homiletics, Temple University School of Theology; post-graduate work at Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Missouri; Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Psychology, University of Illinois.