Unity in Diversity
The church embraces diversity and unity through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Unity in the Body of Christ
“For Everyone Born” CCS 285
Read Ephesians 4:1–16. These verses are a portion of letters written by Paul to the Ephesians while under Roman guard. They explain why the church is unified and what behaviors make for unity. Study verses 1–6 what do they say about preserving unity? What do verses 7–11 say about Unity in Diversity? What do verses 12–16 say about diversity of gifts leading to unity?
A Diverse Church
Doctrine and Covenants 164:5
“We Need Each Other’s Voice to Sing” CCS 324
Community of Christ is a diverse, international family of disciples, seekers, and congregations. Explore who makes up Community of Christ. Where is the church located geographically? (See locations.) What cultures does it comprise? List some congregations that are urban, rural, and suburban. What is unique to each? How do the diversity of cultures, people and congregations enrich our church? If you could meet and become (or if you already are) friends with someone from another culture or geographic location, what would you choose? Why? How might they enrich your discipleship? How might you enrich theirs?
Learn about a culture different from your own. Write a prayer of unity that reflects their perspective.