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 strong and unified churches into our family, we also want churches to become stronger and well-served by this process, even if they 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!


Read and review the adoption process document and review “Marks of a Strong Church” & “What it Means to be Soma


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


Tell us about yourself & help us get to know you

(This can happen through relationships with current Soma pastors, but feel free to reach out anyway, especially if you don’t know any)


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


Contact Ben if you have any questions regarding the Adoption Process!