Ernie wrote:I think there are a lot of levels of discipline that the NT refers to.
Here are some...
1. rebuking sharply
2. not socializing with
Also, the OP mentioned church standards but not church doctrine. I know a man about may age who was excommunicated a few years ago from a plain church and it was called a doctrinal excommunication. His character was good. He was a gifted scholar and speaker. But he had some very unorthodox basic beliefs about God and the Bible (somewhat universalist) and because he was so influential, the church felt they needed to call it out as false teaching. I think the church did the right thing.
This is a good addition. I'd be interested in seeing this list explained more by someone. Some of these seem to have overlap, and so I'm curious what the differences are thought to be.