What We Believe

We are a Gospel-Centered Family on Mission, and at Sojourn we affirm the following beliefs:

  • We believe God wrote the Bible through men without error. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  • We believe God exists eternally in trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut 6:4, 2 Cor 13:14)

  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal God-man who became a man, (John 1:14) lived a sinless life (1 Peter 2:21-22), died on a cross, was buried, and physically rose from the grave to redeem sinful humanity. (Acts 4:10, Phi 2:7-11, Luke 23:26-24: 53)

  • We believe the Holy Spirit is the supernatural agent in salvation, baptizing all Christians into the universal church at conversion, indwelling and sealing them until the day of Christ’s return. (John 16:8-11, 2 Cor 3:6, 1 Cor 12:12-14, Romans 8:9, Eph 5:18)

  • We believe all humans are sinful and in need of salvation. Salvation is the gift of God brought to humans by grace alone, and recieved by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. A true Christian will be kept by God’s power forever. (John 6:37-40, John 10:27-30, Romans 8:1, 1 Cor 1:4-8, 1 Peter 1:5)

  • We believe God has created all humans in his image. He has created them uniquely female and male. (Genesis 1:26-27)

  • We believe the church is a spiritual organism made up of all believers everywhere for all time. (Eph 1:22-23, Eph 5:25-27, 1 Cor 12:12-14, 2 Cor 11:2)

  • We believe the establishment of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament. (Acts 14:27, Acts 18:22, 1 Tim 3:1-3, Titus 1:5-11)

  • We believe in the autonomy of the local churches and recognize believers’ baptism and the Lord’s supper. (Acts 13:1-4, Acts 15:19-31, Rom 16:14, 1 Cor 3:9, 1 Peter 5:1-4, Mat 28:19-20, Acts 2:41, 42, Acts 18:8, 1 Cor 11:23-36)

  • We believe that Jesus is returning to earth to judge all people and to rule and reign with His saints forever. (Rev 22:12, 2 Tim 4:1)

     

    We are a Great Commission Church committed to fulfilling Jesus command in Matthew 28:18-20 to "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit."