If a church doesn’t practice this, then it will be difficult, if not impossible, for that church to have a culture of biblical soul care. Thankfully, it’s our topic of discussion for today!
My guest, Jason Alligood, has put a lot of time into studying this topic. Jason is an author, elder, and teaching pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Peoria, Illinois. In this episode, he helps us understand the ministry of restoration and the connection between church discipline and a culture of biblical soul care.
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- Restoration is connected to sanctification and biblical soul care. Restoration is often associated with church discipline and people leaving the church. However, it is more deeply connected to the work of sanctification and provides accountability for every person in the church body.
- Leave space for the Holy Spirit to work. It’s important not to jump too quickly from our attempts for restoration to “church discipline.” The process of restoration is often slow and takes time to walk through. Have patience as you work with people to leave room for the Holy Spirit to work in their hearts.
- The first step to restoration is confrontation. While confrontation is often associated with a negative interaction, it is actually a loving and necessary thing. We are never going to be able to grow as people or as Christians if we do not lovingly engage in confrontation.
Jason Alligood is an elder and teaching pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Peoria, Illinois. He has a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, a Master of Theology, a Master’s degree in Bible & Theology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Bible & Student Ministries. Jason is also an adjunct professor as well as an author. His book, The Hope of Glorification, is due to be released in spring 2025. Jason has been married to his wife, Amber, since 1997 and they have three married, adult children. In his spare time, Jason enjoys vacationing with his wife, reading, and writing.