We are travelers on a journey together, sojourners in process. Our journey is one from death to life, from darkness into the light. We are on this journey because of Jesus, who makes us new and then invites us to follow him. As we follow Jesus, we become more like him. And as Christ did not live to please himself, we seek to be a church not for ourselves.
If we're not a church for ourselves, then who are we for? We are for Jesus - the One who loved us and gave Himself up for us. And we are for people - those for whom Christ died.
Why Sojourn? The word speaks to our identity as travelers on a journey, as those who are in process. The word also speaks to the kind of journey we are on: it has connotations of deliverance and redemption, of journeying from bondage and slavery to freedom. Sojourn reminds us of who we are, and where we are going.
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. We are travelers, yes, but we are going somewhere. We are going home.
We are a band of travelers who have been invited into this journey through the grace and mercy of Jesus poured out on us in the gospel. Because He welcomed us in and invited us on this journey, we want to welcome you in and invite you to join us. Whether you're already a follower of Jesus, or you have questions, or whether you're disillusioned with religion altogether, you're invited to come see who Jesus is.