The Soma Family of Churches is honored to welcome existing churches into relationship and ministry together as we make disciples, strengthen one another, and plant churches of missional communities towards gospel saturation. To serve churches well and to seek unity across our family of churches, Soma’s “adoption process” is relational and comprehensive. As a family of churches, we believe this process (and even its title) should feel as familial as possible. We look forward to getting to know you, celebrating your church’s strengths, and coming alongside you in areas of growth. 

While the primary goal of this process is to welcome you and strong, unified churches into our family. We also want you to become stronger and well-served by this process, even if you step out of the process.

The Adoption process often takes between 9 – 24 months depending on the engagement a church brings to the coaching process. You can find an overview and initial documents below. We are happy to answer any questions. We look forward to walking with you through this process!


Attend Soma School, ideally with your spouse and/or other church leaders (this is a prereq for the adoption process)


Read and review the adoption process document and review “What it Means to be Soma


Schedule an Elder Meeting with your Area leader

(This will help create clarity and alignment for moving forward while ensuring that the Soma Family is the right fit for you. This will help us get to know you and you to know us.)


Once prompted by an Area Leader click here for application, agreement, and payment, to formally begin the adoption process.


Contact your area leader if you have any questions regarding the Adoption Process!