It is our unity, not our uniformity, that will build community!Uniformity: the quality or state of being uniform, "an attempt to impose administrative and cultural uniformity"
We are to “...become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Eph. 4:13)When we think of stewardship, we often get stuck in our unhealthy attachment to money, success and our our laundry list of wants and needs. But stewardship is really recognition of authority, Oneness within the Body of Christ, an dour mission to live according to a different sent of values, principles and purpose. This week we want to focus on Jesus' prayer for us, the church who follows in a long line of disciples, called by Jesus to a great mission. But we can't do that if we don't have unity within this community. It is our unity that reminds people of the power of the Gospel to unite people without destroying them. Churches rarely get in trouble because of theological issues. They get in trouble over competing agendas and power grabs. That's not what Jesus had in mind when he launched his church. In fact, when he prayed for his followers, he prayed that they would be one. But what does that look like?