The strength of any community is found in its ability to help people focus on the things that matter most. The problem is: We have to decide what matters the most.
Any personal opinion, preference, or agenda that becomes more important than our real purpose will destroy the community God intends for the church. The church was created to glorify God and to bring people to the saving grace of Jesus Christ. It's not that hard. We're supposed to live so that people see God in us and live constantly on a mission to bring people into God's kingdom.