The secular investment world is known to work well together through the formation of investment syndicates and conferences that share best practices. We should endeavor to be even more unified as we resist the move toward sectarianism and denominational tribalism that has characterized much of recent church history. We were designed to be in community and fellowship with God and to receive wise counsel from others that know Him. Iron sharpens iron.
As we actively pursue partnership and collaboration we should heed well the warning issued in the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel when that collaborative effort failed. Though impressive in its scope and ambition it failed because of the impure motives of those that labored. We believe that we can work together in community with excellence, as we build something with God’s guidance for His glory. We endeavor to check the purity of our motives regularly. We come to this movement with a conviction of abundance. From this foundation, we should be able to work well together in sharing ideas, deals, and investors.
Using Scripture as Our Guide
Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
1 Thessalonians 2:8 Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.
Romans 15:5-6 Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 2:2 Make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose
Proverbs 15:22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.