To stay focused and keep the main thing the main thing, the leaders of the early church:
1. Decided to work through their questions together.
Acts 15:2b-3a (NLT)
Finally, the church decided to send Paul and Barnabas to Jerusalem, accompanied by some local believers, to talk to the apostles and elders about this question. 3 The church sent the delegates to Jerusalem, and they stopped along the way in Phoenicia and Samaria to visit the believers.
2. Celebrated how the "main thing" was happening.
Acts 15:3b (NLT)
They told them—much to everyone’s joy—that the Gentiles, too, were being converted.
3. Prioritized making everyone feel welcome.
Acts 15:4 (NLT)
When they arrived in Jerusalem, Barnabas and Paul were welcomed by the whole church, including the apostles and elders. They reported everything God had done through them.