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 Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
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General Questions

  • Where do I get started in the process?

    Get started here.

  • How long will the process take to join the network?

    The process varies in every case. It largely depends on your readiness to plant or partner with our network, as well as the schedule for Alignment Intensives and Assessment Days. For more on the Alignment Intensive and how to get started, go here.

  • What are your theological distinctives?

    You can find our beliefs and theological distinctives here.

  • Are resources and training only for the lead pastor?

    No. Sojourn Network aims to provide resources and training for the whole church.

  • How do I find out if I am a good fit in the network?

    If you're a church planter, go here.

    If you're an existing church, go here.

  • How can I get to know the network, its ethos, and leadership?

    We strongly encourage you to attend the Leaders' Summit.

    You can also attend the Alignment Intensive or subscribe to the podcast

  • How can I go about finding a job in a Sojourn Network church?

    Sojourn Network is a relational network, so we strongly encourage you to connect with pastors and churches directly. Our network family oftens shares needs and recommendations amongst one another, so getting to know a pastor or a church is the best way to find a ministry placement in the network.

 
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Funding Questions

  • How can we give to the network?

    You can give online at www.sojournnetwork.com/give.

    You can also give via check to Sojourn Network P.O. Box 4819 Louisville, KY 40204.

  • What level of financial support do church planters receive?

    Upon completion and approval through the church planter assessment process, supplemental funding occurs over a three-year period, in addition to a fully-funded development cohort that takes place during the first year.

  • What is the giving requirement to partner with Sojourn Network?

    The requirement is 4% of internal tithes and offerings. For church planters, internal tithes do not include funding from external sources. We gather annual commitments from each church in the month of November.

  • What does the annual financial commitment pay for?

    The 4% goes to fund and develop Sojourn Network church planters and their wives, cover the cost of an annual retreat for lead pastors and wives, deploy connectors and strategists for the growth and health of the network, and supplements the cost of training outlets such as the Leaders’ Summit, micro-conferences, coaching cohorts, and it allows us to develop resources for pastors and church leaders.

 
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Partnership Questions

  • Does Sojourn Network require a sending church recommendation for a church planter?

    Yes, the first step in the church planter assessment process is to gather two pastoral recommendations from your sending church.

  • Do you partner with international church planters or churches (outside the US)?

    No, not at this time. If you are interested in partnering with international organizations, we encourage you to connect with any of our network churches, many of whom have rich international partnerships.

  • Is there any denominational heritage?

    No. Sojourn Network does not affiliate with any one particular denomination. Many of our churches are affiliated with a denomination, as well as other networks.

  • Can I dual affiliate with other networks?

    Yes. Many of our churches are affiliated with other networks. We do encourage each church to be fully committed to their partnerships, whether denominationally or at the network level.