Church discipline sounds like a harsh, judgmental practice. But, when practiced biblically, it's a beautiful, peace-keeping, sin-purging process that keeps a church pure and healthy.
In an age where the consumer mindset is often catered to, even (or especially) in the church, the idea of commitment can be a very scary thing. But this need not be the case. In fact, the practice of meaningful church membership is a necessary and essential aspect of a healthy church.