What's new in Sojourn Network?
Please join us in welcoming Sound City Bible Church in Seattle, WA to the SN family! Read their story, celebrate their wins, and please pray for them in 2017.
Join us in welcoming Grace Fellowship in Birmingham, AL to our Sojourn Network family! Read their story, celebrate their wins, and please pray for them in 2017!
As we look back over 2016, we are overwhelmed by God’s amazing grace in and through our growing family of churches. In moments like this, our annual report becomes a fresh opportunity to hit ‘pause’, consider the fruit, and thank God for what He has done through your prayers, support, encouragement and gifts.
Introducing our newest member of Sojourn Network: District Church in Indianapolis, IN! Read their story, celebrate their wins, and pray for them in 2017.
The end of December is a time to reflect. Advent turns us Godward and the New Year invites us to look forward. But it’s also a great time to look back. And as I look back over 2016, I am overwhelmed by God’s amazing grace in and through our growing family of churches. It is with great joy that I write to each of you today to share what God has done in Sojourn Network this year through your prayers, support, encouragement and gifts.
We are excited to welcome in our newest addition to our Sojourn Network family: Christ Church Carbondale, a church plant in Carbondale, Illinois led by Jared Sparks. We hope you will join with us in celebrating the work God is doing in them and praying for them in the these early stages of their church.
We love introducing new members into the Sojourn Network family! This week it is Redemption Spokane in Spokane, Washington. Read their story. Celebrate their wins. And please pray for them in 2016.
As our family of network churches continues to grow, our excitement pulses at the prospect of more gospel work being done, both locally and globally. Please join with us in celebrating the addition of Athens Church in Columbus, Indiana into our network. We encourage you to read more about their church below and continue to pray for them as they seek to make a missional impact in their city, county, and beyond.
Sojourn Network is a network of churches that partners together to plant more healthy churches. The network is currently funding 9 church plants! These plants are scattered throughout the northeast, southeast, and Midwest. Among those churches that have helped to equip a new church planter include Pleasant Valley Community Church (Barry Rager is planting in Indianapolis) and Sojourn Community Church (Rob Maine is planting in Pittsburgh).
A few years ago, I took a step back to reflect on nearly twelve years of church planting experience. It had become apparent to me that there is a vacuum in local churches when it comes to raising, training, and sending men to begin new works.
Sojourn was indebted to the Acts 29 Church Planting Network for the brotherhood, passion, and vision it imparted to us. At the same time, though, the pace of the network seemed too fast. We loved the growth and evangelical breadth of Acts 29, but we wanted tighter DNA and shared vision with our partner churches. We wanted to have relationships based on affinity, not simply proximity.