We are non-denominational. Or perhaps a better description is “adenominational”. That is to say we do not believe in the division of the Christian Church. Unity is called for repeatedley in Scripture, yet many churches decide to seperate themselves from other parts of the Body.

I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree together, to end your divisions, and to be united by the same mind and purpose.
– 1 Corintians 1:10 (NET)

We are to be unified with Christ and the Father, through the Holy Spirit.

I am not praying only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe in me through their testimony, that they will all be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray that they will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me. The glory you gave to me I have given to them, that they may be one just as we are one— I in them and you in me—that they may be completely one, so that the world will know that you sent me, and you have loved them just as you have loved me.
– John 17:20-23 (NET)

We believe that God calls on us to fill a role – a specific role – in the Body of the Christian Church. At Exchanged Church, we focus on helping people discover their role and submit to the calling of the Father. But, even in our role, we are to be united with other believers.

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
– 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 (NIV)

This is not easy. We all want to be right. We all want to serve God as we deem best from our reading of Scripture. But it is not up to us, it is up to the Father. We need to share God’s grace with other believers that see things differently than us.

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
– 1 Peter 3:8 (ESV)

We should strive to master those things that are clear in Scripture, before we try to divide ourselves over disagreements:

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
– Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)

At Exchanged Church, we focus on the “basics”. Those things that are abundantly clear in Scripture – like the call to unity. If we focus our efforts there, it is unlikely we will have time to disagree on other issues.

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
– Ephesians 4:1-6

But where there is disagreement, we will always submit to Scripture.

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