"The primary reason for this transition is to unify our church. The Bible speaks of the importance of unity in the church body. Jesus prayed for it (John 17:22-23). Paul told the church at Rome that they were "one body in Christ and individually members of one another" (Romans 12:5). He encouraged the church at Ephesus to "be diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3)."