Christ’s people should, as occasion requires, organize such associations and conventions as may best secure co-operation for the great objects of the kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. They are voluntary and advisory bodies designed to elicit, combine, and direct the energies of our people in the most effective manner. Members of New Testament churches should co-operate with one another in carrying forward the missionary, educational, and benevolent ministries for the extension of Christ’s kingdom. Christian unity in the New Testament sense is spiritual harmony and voluntary co-operation for common ends by various groups of Christ’s people. Co-operation is desirable between the various Christian denominations when the end to be attained is itself justified, and when such co-operation involves no violation of conscience or compromise of loyalty to Christ and his Word as revealed in the New Testament.

Ex. 17:1218:17ff.; Judg. 7:21Ezra 1:3-42:68-695:14-15Neh. 48:1-5;

Matt. 10:5-1520:1-1622:1-1028:19-20Mark 2:3Luke 10:1ff.; Acts 1:13-142:1ff.;

4:31-3713:2-315:1-351 Cor. 1:10-173:5-15122 Cor. 8-9Gal. 1:6-10;

Eph. 4:1-16Phil. 1:15-18.