Alignment Weekend Recap

This past weekend we hosted an Alignment Weekend at Soma Church in Indianapolis. This is a special bi-annual event for those exploring a call to church planting or interested in learning more about what partnership with Sojourn Network looks like. It is an intimate setting where attendees have the opportunity to hear from and interact with some of our network leaders as we discuss topics related to the call to church planting and how Sojourn Network fits into that picture.

Dave Harvey, Jamin Stinziano, Brandon Shields, Jamus Edwards, and Dave Owens were our speakers. We hope you enjoy this photo essay and look forward to seeing you at the next Alignment Weekend!

Flying over downtown Indy, the host city for the Alignment Weekend. 

Flying over downtown Indy, the host city for the Alignment Weekend. 

"This is Toto, Dorothy's sidekick from the Wizard of Oz, and one of my daughters' favorite stuffed "friends". I take him with me on work trips, taking photos of him in different spots on the trip, so they can feel a little more part of my journeys." — Dave Owens, Associate Director for Sojourn Network Nice touch, Dave!

"This is Toto, Dorothy's sidekick from the Wizard of Oz, and one of my daughters' favorite stuffed "friends". I take him with me on work trips, taking photos of him in different spots on the trip, so they can feel a little more part of my journeys." — Dave Owens, Associate Director for Sojourn Network

Nice touch, Dave!

This event is aimed at discerning calling. Our aim is to provide you with 1) a clearer understanding of your call to church planting and 2) what partnership looks like with SN and what you can expect along the way.

This event is aimed at discerning calling. Our aim is to provide you with 1) a clearer understanding of your call to church planting and 2) what partnership looks like with SN and what you can expect along the way.

Soma Church was gracious to host this event. They are a wonderful community of believers in Indy whose mission is to “see the gospel of Jesus change everything – us, our neighborhoods, the Indy metro area, and ultimately the entire world."

Soma Church was gracious to host this event. They are a wonderful community of believers in Indy whose mission is to “see the gospel of Jesus change everything – us, our neighborhoods, the Indy metro area, and ultimately the entire world."

We LOVE this "Missional Community Locator" we found in the lobby. Such a great reminder and tool that helps propel us toward mission.

We LOVE this "Missional Community Locator" we found in the lobby. Such a great reminder and tool that helps propel us toward mission.

We had 12 total attendees for this Alignment Weekend — 3 couples and 6 individuals. Not included in this total are our 5 speakers, network staff, and surrounding area pastors within Sojourn Network who joined us as well. 

We had 12 total attendees for this Alignment Weekend — 3 couples and 6 individuals. Not included in this total are our 5 speakers, network staff, and surrounding area pastors within Sojourn Network who joined us as well. 

Mark Owens, our Operations Manager, serving on the soundboard. We're grateful for you and your servant heart, Mark!

Mark Owens, our Operations Manager, serving on the soundboard. We're grateful for you and your servant heart, Mark!

Whitney Bozarth, our Connect Coordinator, did a masterful job planning this event. We're blessed to have you on the team, Whitney!

Whitney Bozarth, our Connect Coordinator, did a masterful job planning this event. We're blessed to have you on the team, Whitney!

Our church pastors believe that being in relationships with other pastors and church leaders keeps them healthy, spiritually vibrant, and in ministry for the long-haul. 

Our church pastors believe that being in relationships with other pastors and church leaders keeps them healthy, spiritually vibrant, and in ministry for the long-haul. 

Dave Harvey speaking on The Church Planter's Head.

Dave Harvey speaking on The Church Planter's Head.

Brandon Shields, speaking on The Church Planter's Hands

Brandon Shields, speaking on The Church Planter's Hands

Jamin Stinziano, speaking on The Church Planter's Habitat.

Jamin Stinziano, speaking on The Church Planter's Habitat.

 

Not pictured: Jamus Edwards spoke on The Church Planter's Heart, and Dave Owens, who spoke on Am I Supposed to Plant with SN?

 
Hospitality is a must. The Sojourn Network staff and leadership served us well this weekend. Thanks to all who took time to plan, prepare, share, and feed us this weekend! 

Hospitality is a must. The Sojourn Network staff and leadership served us well this weekend. Thanks to all who took time to plan, prepare, share, and feed us this weekend!