We all sin. We are all subject to trials. That is why Exchanged Church feels it is important to be part of small “Gatherings” that foster a community of believers that can help one another stay close to the truth.

My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.
-James 5:19-20

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
– Ephesians 4:15

We seek to create an environment in Gatherings with an intimate connection between members. It is in this intimacy that we can hold one another accountable.

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
– Galatians 6:1

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.
-1 Thessalonians 5:14

Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
– 1 Timothy 5:1-2

By having Elder lead curricula, we strive to put forth Biblically sound teaching. As we keep our focus on the Truth of Scripture, we can better defend against the whims of culture and various camps in “Cultural Christianity”.

I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.
– Romans 16:17-18

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
– 2 Thessalonians 3:6

And finally, if someone is defiant in their departure from the truth and is unwilling to be brought back, we will use the process set forth in Matthew:

If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
– Matthew 18:15-17

And for leaders in the church we will take the additional step in 1 Timothy:

But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning.
-1 Timothy 5:20


All scripture quoted from the NIV.