Gossip and The Gospel cannot go hand in hand. One hurts the other heals! You cannot do both, so think before you speak! If it is not exhorting or lifting up, if it's not giving God the glory then it could be gossip! You cannot do both without consequence! More people and more churches have been hurt by gossip then any other thing.
Read and claim James 3 and lets restore relationships and bring healing in the body of Christ. We may not have all the time we think we do so lets have church. While there is still time we can bring people to Jesus by our love and light. As I heard in a message on Sunday we are to think of others more highly than ourselves, gossip just does not do that! So lets think before we speak! Do our words bring glory or shame to our Lord?