Thursday, 6 February 2014

10 ways to help those who've left the Faith

1) Pray for them

2) Pursue them together with the whole Church

3) Work with the parents and support them in their grief

4) Go repeatedly to the wandering person

5) Bring the covenant promises before them

6) Grab them by their baptism

7) Practice the long-suffering of the LORD

8) Work carefully through the official stages of church discipline

9) If excommunication occurs, let them fell the consequences but keep before him the steps of return

10) Keep remembering the story is not over as long as the person is alive

Lots of useful stuff here although I would have put steps 8-10 first. Read the full thing here.

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