I am curious how you each perceive discipline in the church and how it is practiced in your respective churches. What offenses result in exclusion from your church? Does your church distinguish between public and private offenses? What remedies are required for restoration? Does your church discipline members for "lesser" offenses (for lack of a better term), gossip, backbiting, etc? (If not, why?) How does your church handle societal sins: drug and alcohol use and/or abuse, divorce, unethical behavior, infidelity, etc.