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Leadership Unity and Vision Flow...

Growth and impact doesn't come easy. It's hard work. In addition to the organizational challenges, the church also has to tend with a spiritual foe, who relentlessly tries to discourage the work of the gospel.  When leading churches through strategic planning, I ask them to identify the top risks that could slow down or stop growth and impact. While different churches identify different risks, there is one that usually makes it into the conversation, the lack of unity. Disunity is a risk. Dividing a church usually starts by dividing the team that's leading the church.  In Bible, the Psalmist talks about the beauty and importance of unity. He writes, Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running on the collar of his robes! Psalms 133:1-2, ESV In this passage, we see four important pieces of unity that can be applied to