The National Association of Evangelicals believes that Christian unity is basically a spiritual relationship among people who have experienced the new birth through faith in Jesus Christ and who accept the authority of the Bible as their rule of faith and practice.

We believe that this unity is manifested in love-inspired fellowship that stimulates cooperative effort toward a more effective Christian witness without the necessity of formal ecclesiastical union or uniformity of practice and polity.

The NAE also looks with favor on group discussion and dialogue to assure the fair and accurate presentation of the evangelical position and in order to keep fully aware of developments in other areas of Christian life and work; faith and order. However, it should be noted that in participating in such discussions the NAE does not compromise the evangelical position of accepting the authority of the Scriptures nor does it identify itself with those who deny that authority.