Seven Practical Characteristics of Unity - Part 1 True unity must be Gospel-centered and Theologically engaged
here if you missed the intro).
Sometimes Church unity conversations get stuck when the following question is brought up: “How do we determine which churches we partner with and which ones we don’t?” A concern that may arise among many churches is, “We feel comfortable partnering with such and such a church but we don’t feel comfortable partnering with some of the churches that they partner with.” This certainly can get complicated as some evangelicals have fewer reservations about working together with groups such as Roman Catholics and mainline liberal denominations while others view these groups as heretical. What’s the solution? I believe a more helpful way to navigate these issues is to ask a different question, not “Who can we partner with?” but “What are we partnering around?” or in other words, “what is the basis of our partnership?”