Mission, Values, & Beliefs

Our Mission

The mission of Sojourn Collective is to reach people with the gospel, build them up as the church, and send them into the world.

We exist to magnify the transforming power of the gospel in our members, neighbors, and our world, through vibrant local churches.

Sojourn Collective is a family of interdependent churches covenanting together for maximum gospel impact in the greater Louisville area.

Our Values


We stand firm on the sufficiency of God’s Word and the power of the whole gospel to transform lives. This is defined in our Statement of Beliefs and embodied practically through knowing ourselves and speaking the truth vulnerably and transparently, rooting all of our practice biblically, and standing on truth in a posture of dependence, aware of our own neediness.


We pray and work for God’s Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. This means a beautiful church will reflect the beauty of the Kingdom. This is embodied practically through understanding that our souls long to belong in a diverse, meaningful, love-filled place. Our churches are attractive outposts of God’s beauty, places people desire to belong, where we aspire to excellence because the Kingdom of God is unparalleled in its greatness. Finally, we desire to show the world the beauty of fully human lives through our Christ-centered, multi-cultural communities working to change our context for the better.


We are sojourners on a journey of becoming. We are being transformed through the presence of Christ, manifesting the fruit of the Spirit, and carrying His transforming presence into the world. This is embodied practically through serving particular people and places through vibrant, relational, local ministries. The world will experience the goodness of God as we bring our transformed and transforming presence into specific local contexts. 

We all have a part to play, and we long to see each member of our body living into his/her God-given gifts. The world will experience the goodness of God as healthy local churches empower the body to be the church. As God has given to us, so we give to the world. Our city will experience the goodness of God as we generously share our best people and resources.

Launched in September 2000 as Sojourn Community Church, we have grown from a small band of believers impassioned to live out our faith in practical and powerful ways into a family of churches that serve the Louisville metro region reaching across the river into Southern Indiana. Convinced that we are healthier in relationship with one another, we are committed to the collaboration and empowerment of the local church for maximum kingdom impact.

Our Beliefs


God wrote the Bible through men and without error. (2 Peter 1:21)


God exists eternally in a Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (2 Corinthians 13:14)


Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He became a man, lived a sinless life, died on a cross, was buried, rose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven to redeem sinful people. (Hebrews 1:3)

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the supernatural agent who applies salvation to sinful people, regenerating, indwelling, sanctifying, and sealing them until the day of Christ’s return. (John 15:26)


God creates all people in His image as uniquely male and female. (Genesis 1:27)


All people are sinful and in need of salvation. Salvation is a gift of God, given by grace alone, and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8)

The Church

The church is both universal and local. (Acts 2:42)


Jesus will return to earth to judge all people and to rule and reign with his saints forever. (Matthew 25:46)

The churches of Sojourn Collective are members of the the Southern Baptist Convention. Read our full bylaws here. Our bylaws have more details on our beliefs.

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Sojourn Collective 1303 S Shelby St Louisville, KY 40217 · sojourn@sojournchurch.com · (502) 635-7053