A 'church' that looks like Jesus will always build tables that include instead of walls that divide.
Tables are places people gather to eat, converse, and unite. When gathering around tables that extend and include we discover it is in appreciating the diversity and uniqueness of each individual where love is released in the community.
Tables that include are places the group values each person as a wanted and needed member within the circle of community ---- caring and compassionate love, are foundational relational components.
Walls confine and exclude by creating barriers and obstacles separating people or groups into an 'us' and 'them' view. Divisions create categories that further divide individuals and groups into a 'more' or 'less' than mindest in deeming one's worth or value as an individual and in the outer lying community.
When persons are deemed valued, honored, and respected regardless of race, denomination, socioeconomic class, position, gender, or one's faith - compassion, caring, and love become the way of being and relating that radicalizes relationships and transforms communities. This is the vision of the community Jesus created from His death, burial, and resurrection. We are to relate from the supply of His life as new creations in nurturing and cultivating relationships based on valuing and honoring each individual as a new covenant community!
Love, valuing, honoring, and respecting individual diversity is the basis of relationships, community, and the vision of 'church' we should be about and one we follow as our vision.