Sojourn is one church made of four churches located in Louisville, KY and New Albany, IN. Our churches are united in beliefs and theology, collaborating together on mission to reach people with the gospel, build them up as the church, and release them into the world.
The Bible tells us that the gospel is “the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16). It is not our strategies, our facilities, our music, or our own efforts that save people. It is the gospel that has the power to save. What God has given to us as a whole message ought to be received, experienced, and proclaimed as a whole message.
The Kingdom of God is life with God under the rule of God. The gospel of God’s kingdom is the announcement that life as it was meant to be lived is once again available. We can be restored to relationship with God as members of his family. As kingdom citizens, we see that all of God’s commands and instructions are for our joy and they are leading us toward life. (Daniel 4:3, Mark 1:15)
The gospel of God’s cross announces that all of the requirements of God’s divine law have been fulfilled through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. By satisfying all of God’s demands through his cross, Jesus has opened the way back into the kingdom of God. (Isaiah 53:4, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
God’s grace is his outrageous acceptance of us not because we have earned it or deserved it but because he gives it freely at Christ’s expense. The gospel of God’s grace announces that God gives us a place in his family purely as a gift birthed from his love for us. There is nothing we can do to earn salvation and entrance into God’s kingdom. Instead, he invites us to receive what Christ has done. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Galatians 2:21)
At Sojourn Community Church we believe that the whole gospel is the good news that life with God is made available to us through the cross of Christ as a gift of God’s grace.