When God’s people enjoy unity and agenda harmony, they are unstoppable! David writes, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity” (Psalm 133:1). “For there the Lord bestows His blessing, even life forevermore”(Psalm 133:3). Our churches and districts throughout the world are gaining agenda harmony! What is agenda harmony? Here is a definition of it.
Agenda: “an outline or plan of the things that must be done”
Harmony: “a unified arrangement of parts with a common focus”
Agenda harmony occurs when the members of a local church, a district, a field, or a region work together for a common objective, with a common purpose, in a common spirit. The apostle Paul knew the importance of agenda harmony within the church and wrote, “If you have any fellowship with the Spirit…then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose” (Philippians 2:1-2). How good and pleasant it is when churches have these four characteristics: 1) they are like-minded, 2) they have the same love, 3) they are one in spirit and 4) one in purpose.
Gaining biblical agenda harmony is where every healthy church or district experiences their breakthrough. Continued great agenda harmony is never gained through strategy. It is gained “as the Body of Christ is called together by the Holy Spirit” through the power of scripture. It is the power of scripture which shapes the culture of leaders’ hearts and fuels agenda harmony bringing transformation in people’s lives, both inside and outside the church. “We believe in the Church, the community that confesses Jesus Christ as Lord…the Body of Christ called together by the Holy Spirit through the Word” (Manual, par 11).