The off-ramp that leads to Unityville is neither doctrine nor agreement. It’s humility. (Neil Cole, church-planter)
Whether it’s a business organization, an athletic team, or a church—teamwork (unity) is necessary for success. We can’t succeed without a high degree of agreement; but, as Cole points out, agreement alone won’t win the game. Cooperation requires overcoming self-importance and pride for the benefit of the group to achieve the goal.
Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. . . . Humility precedes honor (Proverbs 11:2; 18:12).