What to Expect
Some have said that the bank is refreshing as it challenges them to worship God anywhere they are. Others have said that the space is modern and creative. Just to be clear, our environment is focused on the worship of Jesus Christ and the teaching of His ways. It is all about Jesus Christ.
So what will it be like?
We use ancient and current tools to assist us. We do not feel confined to the 21st, 16th or 1st centuries customs. We feel very free to pull from the expanse of God-exalting traditions from church history. We are free to abstain from practices that were off base or just not relevant to our culture. We are also excited to create our own traditions as we press forward. Music, art and film are used frequently to help us worship and express faith. Sometimes we use an ancient creed to proclaim the core of our beliefs as worship to God.
We value biblical preaching. Sojourn’s preaching is textually based and is normally around 45 minutes long. We are committed to sitting under to the voice of Jesus, the Bible. Preaching plays a crucial role in the spiritual formation of Christians.
We value singing to God. Sometimes we have a small acoustic band that leads worship through song. Sometimes we crank it up with a full band. We use a mix of modern, vintage, and scripture songs to proclaim the greatness of God.
We value prayer. We pray to the God of the Bible. We believe that prayer is more than just catharsis. We believe that God desires for us to seek His heart and ask for what He is eager to give. Sometimes we pray for relevant needs in our city. Sometimes we use the Lord’s Prayer as a spring board for prayer.
We value communion. We proclaim and embrace the great news of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection each week through taking communion. It is available for all Christ-followers: members, attenders and guests. Communion is also referred to a The Eucharist, or The Lord’s Supper.
What do people wear? There is a freedom and diversity at Sojourn Gathered. A guy in flip flops and shorts may worship next to guy with slacks and a tie. Most wear what is comfortable for them.
At Sojourn we want everything we do to exalt and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the gospel (Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection) is of primary importance.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.