Sojourn Community Church began with a few teens and young adults who met in an apartment on Bardstown Road, longing to see the gospel transform everything: individuals, families, the city of Louisville and the world.
We officially launched in September 2000 using rented space. Eleven years later, we are multi-campus, multi-generational movement working together to feed the hungry, restore relationships, celebrate the arts and above all to worship Jesus in spirit and in truth, preaching the cross of Christ in Louisville and beyond. We’re seeing God work daily to bring gospel transformation to and through our community.
From our Midtown campus we strive to be good neighbors and ministers of reconciliation in Germantown and Shelby Park, as well as a “sending” location to spread the gospel throughout the Louisville area and beyond. From our East campus we share this same gospel message, and same desire to be a good neighbor to those on Louisville’s East End. Sojourn J-Town serves the Jeffersontown area of metro Louisville, and our newest campus, Sojourn New Albany, is reaching people and families just to Louisville’s north in southern Indiana.
We started out as a few kids, hungry for Christ and believing that “Sojourn” is not a destination, but a way of life. God has done more with us than we’d dreamed possible. We can’t wait to see where He leads us next.
What’s With A Name Like “Sojourn?”
The word “sojourn” can mean several things. It can speak of a long journey or a temporary dwelling place. It has connotations of deliverance and redemption, of journeying from bondage and slavery to freedom. We named our church Sojourn for all of these reasons. If life is a journey, we want our journey to be marked most clearly by our destination: one opened up to us by the grace of God through His Son, Jesus. Our journey is one from death to life, from darkness and shadows into the Light.
The name reminds us that we are going SOMEWHERE. It encourages us to think ahead and look forward with anticipation to the joy of arrival. One day we will finally be with God and see our Lord face to face!
Traveling does more than lead us to a GOAL of our journeying. A journey is itself a process that enables us to grow and develop as we press on to our goal.