WE’RE A FAMILY OF CHURCHES
We’re a family of churches. We make disciples, strengthen one another, and plant churches of Missional Communities towards Gospel Saturation…until every man, woman, and child has a daily encounter with Jesus in word and deed.
We Make Disciples
Missional Communities are discipleship environments which cultivate life-on-life, life-in-community, and life-on-mission. Life-on-life allows for visibility and accessibility. We see each other’s lives in the everyday stuff so we can better follow Jesus in all of life. Life-in-community ensures that a disciple looks more like Jesus. The Body of Christ is diversely gifted, and it takes many gifts fitted together to raise up mature disciples. Life-on-mission ensures we are reaching people for Christ, reveals areas for growth, and equips people to make disciples who make disciples. Soma Churches make disciples.
We Strengthen One Another
Ministry is hard and often lonely. The Lilly Foundation conducted a 10-year study on pastoral sustainability and found peer-to-peer support to be essential for health over the long haul. It turns out we need each other. So, we support one another. We actively look for ways to pray for and strengthen one another and each Soma Church year by year. We do this in spontaneous ways through Strong Leader cohorts, during equipping times, and monthly through hundreds of coaching relationships. Soma Churches strengthen one another.
We Plant Churches of Missional Communities
We believe God’s mission moves forward through local churches. The Soma Family plants churches of Missional Communities towards Gospel Saturation. Missional Communities are as diverse as the people that make them up, but each aims to make disciples of Jesus who are increasingly submitting to Him in all of life (worship), are being changed by Him (new identity), and are obeying Him and teaching others to do the same (multiplication). Discipleship is the process of bringing all of life under the lordship and empowering presence of Jesus Christ. Soma Churches plant churches of Missional Communities.