Soma Sending



We’re excited to announce the Soma Planting Roundtable!  November 5-7, 2018  |  Ft. Worth, TX

Whether you’re planting a church of missional communities, hope to in the future, are a planter’s/pastor’s wife, or are part of a church planting team, this event is for you.  SOMA’s 2018 CHURCH PLANTING ROUNDTABLE is led by proven practitioners across SOMA North America.

The Church Planting Roundtable is open to everyone and does not require past or current involvement with Soma. It’s a great opportunity for anyone with a heart or interest in church planting.

You’ll experience a mix of hands-on expert training, guided discussion, and peer-to-peer learning — on ground-level planting topics like dependence, team leadership and development, vision and organizational culture, leading missional community leaders, and more.  There is a specific track for wives, and you’ll have the opportunity to hear about next steps with the SOMA Family of Churches

While this event is open to anyone, registration is intentionally capped at 75 participants to create the intentionally-intimate, hands-on equipping.

Don’t miss your chance to learn, pray, laugh, eat, drink, and talk with others in a similar position.   REGISTER   TODAY!

SOMA SENDING 2019-2020

Initial applications are now open for the 2018-2019 round of Soma Sending. Six 14-week Summit classes over two years, combined with local Soma church immersion/externship for a unique, personalized, immersive training for up to 14 potential planters.  Please review the Soma Sending Info Document to make sure you meet the prerequisites and understand the program. Initial applications are due October 1st.

Cost and application details are available on the Apply Page:

Soma Sending Info Document

Soma Sending Apply Page


The vision of the Soma Family of Churches is to see gospel saturation, so that every man, woman, and child has a daily encounter with Jesus in word and deed.

We believe the best way to pursue this vision is to establish a family of churches around the world who are committed to making disciples who make disciples to the glory of God. But starting a church is a difficult calling. Management consultant Peter Drucker said that church leadership was the most difficult and taxing profession he was aware of. The apostle Paul said of ministry, “For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death” (2 Cor 1:8–9). Many churches—especially young ones like many in our Soma family—have great zeal for church planting, but lack the capacity to fully develop leaders who will plant healthy churches and “run the race” well for the next 50 years.

Soma Sending wants to do just that: raise up and send out healthy leaders, who start healthy churches and make gospel-saturated disciples, across North America and beyond.

Contact us via our General Interest Form if you have any questions.

General Interest Form