Among my people, the evangelical tradition, is an inbound weakness of separation. As a result our people naturally fracture.
We tend to think that good leadership is creating a culture of people who agree with us– precisely. And seperating over something is seen as a sign of strength.
Need to understand this better? Study the history of how most U.S. Denominations were created. Many were formed after one group of people was dissatisfied about something unrelated to the Gospel. (Sin of personal preference)
We have it backwards.
Read Revelation 2-3.
Jesus will judge us on our ability to build the Kingdom in our community.
Jesus is not impressed with our ability to separate locally and collaborate nationally.
He is impressed with our ability to collaborate with people we may not always agree with and reach our community.