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About Us


Scroll down to learn more about Sojourn's structure and leadership

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About Us


Scroll down to learn more about Sojourn's structure and leadership

our family of Churches

Sojourn Heights Church is one local church within Sojourn Houston, which is a family of neighborhood churches seeking to share Jesus with our neighbors for the glory of God and the good of our city. Sojourn Houston churches are marked by shared beliefs, a shared mission and vision, shared values and a shared philosophy of ministry (the Neighborhood Parish).

 

Our Neighborhood Parishes

As a church, Sojourn Heights is organized into groups called neighborhood parishes, which we often refer to as the "backbone" of all that we do at Sojourn. Historically, the word "parish" has been used to refer to a geographic area with a minister. At Sojourn we believe the bible teaches that all Christians are called to be ministers of reconciliation. The reason we call them Neighborhood Parishes is they are groups of men and women seeking to minister to our neighborhood. The way we aim to do that is to simply live life together, love and serve one another, and love and serve our neighbors. 

 

our Leadership

Pastors

At Sojourn, our pastors oversee the doctrine, discipline, and direction of the church. These men may or may not be paid by the church, but they share the responsibility of shepherding our church with wisdom and integrity (Ephesians 4:1-16, 1 Peter 5).

Staff

We are committed to providing Sojourn's essential operations with a quiet excellence that reflects the character and nature of our God. The following staff members serve in their positions in either a full-time or part-time capacity:

Deacons

In addition to the Pastors and Staff, Sojourn's deacons are ordained to serve in various roles within our church (Acts 6:1-6, 1 Timothy 3:8-13). Our team of deacons is constantly growing, so we have not listed them here by name. They serve in roles such as Neighborhood Parish leader, Sunday ministry team leader, and non-pastoral staff.

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What We Believe


Scroll down for more information on our beliefs, our mission and vision, and our shared Sojourn Houston values.

What We Believe


Scroll down for more information on our beliefs, our mission and vision, and our shared Sojourn Houston values.

We believe the Church is marked primarily by submission to the Scriptures. The Bible is the pure Word of God, the only absolute authority for Christians, and all things within the church are governed/managed accordingly. As a broadly Reformed family of churches, we affirm three marks of a true church:  (1) the faithful preaching and teaching of the Word, (2) the faithful administration of the Sacraments (Baptism and the Lord's Supper), and (3) the faithful exercise of church discipline. These marks, in addition to the Sojourn Houston values, characterize each and every Sojourn congregation. 

The Sojourn Houston Confession of Faith receives the Nicene Creed, the Gospel Coalition Confessional Statement, and the 5 doctrinal distinctives of the Acts 29 Network. Although we do not require our members to agree on every point, the confession below forms the theological identity of Sojourn Heights Church.

 

Mission & Vision

The language of our mission statement is intentionally broad. In crafting a local church mission statement that could just as easily describe the mission of the global Church, we mean to communicate that we have no interest in being new or novel. We desire only to be faithful wherever God has us. Throughout history, God's people have been called to join God in His plan of redemption. 

JOINING THE FATHER, SON, AND SPIRIT IN THE HISTORIC WORK OF REDEMPTION...

We hope to see the gospel of Jesus Christ spread to the far corners of the earth, establishing local, national, and international ministry partnerships for the glory of God, the growth of the Church, and the good of the nations.

We hope to see a family of churches laboring together to plant new churches in new neighborhoods and new cities, each joining the historic work of redemption in their local context.

We hope to see the people of God united under their identity in Jesus, making disciples of their neighbors by building relationships, exposing them to the Christian community, and sharing the gospel in word and deed.

We hope to see a family of multiplying Neighborhood Parishes equipping the saints, empowering new leaders, and sending new parishes until each neighborhood is saturated with gospel presence.

 

OUR Shared VALUES

As stated above, we affirm three marks of a true church:  (1) the faithful preaching and teaching of the Word, (2) the faithful administration of the Sacraments (Baptism and the Lord's Supper), and (3) the faithful exercise of church discipline. However, we do not believe these marks constitute all a faithful church needs. Indeed, a church should be marked by so much more! So in order to facilitate unity, clarity, and cooperation, Sojourn Houston churches share the following core values:  Strategic Church Planting, Justice & Mercy, Redeemed Family, Integration of Faith & Work, and Artistic Expression.

 

 

Our AFFILIATIONS

Sojourn Heights Church is non-denominational. However, we do not believe that autonomy is a Biblical value. We believe that partnerships in the gospel are essential. To that end, we work closely with other Sojourn Houston churches and affiliate with the following networks:  the Acts 29 Network, the Houston Church Planting Network, and Redeemer City-to-City.