Treasuring Christ Together Network
What’s the Mission of Sojourners Church?
Sojourners Church exists to make eternally joyful disciples of Jesus Christ through his word and in the power of the Spirit to the global glory of God.
What’s the Mission of Treasuring Christ Together Network?
Our mission is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ by nurturing healthy pastors and healthy churches to plant healthy church.
In the course of this mission, we aim to collaborate with like-minded church planters, leaders of new and existing churches, and leaders of other like-minded networks and denomination.
At Sojourners Church we want to think in three categories all the time: upward, inward, and outward. We want to always grow in our worship of God through the word and prayer, we want to grow in our care for one another, and we want to grow in helping the gospel spread in Southern MN and to the ends of the earth.
One way we’ve felt led through many months of prayer and discussion to move forward is to move toward the TCT Church planting network to develop healthy long-term partnerships that will aid in our efforts to see God-glorifying, gospel-centered churches planted that are committed to passionate worship and exegetical preaching.
We share an affirmation of faith with TCT (theological kinship) and share many of the same ideas of what church should feel like and be like (philosophical kinship).
There are already two other TCT churches in Southern MN (Rochester and Northfield) that we are eager to begin to meet and dream with about the possibility of church planting in other areas in Southern MN and beyond.
After a long process that included a lengthy application process (for every elder and every staff member), a meeting with our elder team, another application for Pastor Dave, and then a day-long time for Dave and Kelly up in the cities, TCT has accepted Sojourners Church into the network without any conditions (any things Sojourners needed to correct or make progress in) for acceptance. This means we are free to begin attending network meetings and retreats where the goal will be to form relationships and dream together about continuing to spread the global glory of God through eternally joyful disciples.
Please pray that God would be pleased to do more than we could ask or imagine through his Spirit and by the blood of his Son to help us spread his fame as far as we can in the short lives we all here on earth.
We’re looking forward to being a part of the story he is writing among us and to see the work he will do in us and through us and this network as we prayerfully move forward.