Friday, May 21, 2010

Soma Church

Last September I blogged about some of the famous people who are in our Summit small group. Today I'm featuring more famous small group members who are beginning the process of planting a church in Denver.

January 2011, Alex and Kristel, will move with their church planting team to Denver, Colorado where they will be planting The Soma Church.

Now, you may be asking, "So what? Why is that such a big deal?" Good question. I'm glad you asked it. Here is a quote from my pastor which I hope helps you see why church planting is such a big deal:

The church is God's only official “institution” of the New Testament. The first thing the Holy Spirit did after giving the Great Commission in Acts 1:8 is plant the church in Acts 2:42-47. A church is not simply a group of Christians who hang out together, they are an organized body of believers bound together in a covenant community. It is "through the church that God's manifold wisdom was to be made known to the world" (Eph 3:10). It was when the church was being the church, in all its diversity, that "a great sense of awe was upon every soul… and God added to their numbers daily those that were being saved" (Acts 2:47). The Apostles had one basic strategy throughout the book of Acts: go to strategic cities and plant churches therein.

Local churches are so important, they are God's plan A for reaching the world and there is no plan B. that we understand why the church and church planting are so important what is so great about The Soma Church particularly? You are full of good questions today!

We are excited about Soma Church for a number of reasons:

1) They have a cool name, "Soma"

2) I really like the leaders, Bryan Barley and Andy Metzger.

3) They have a great vision for the new church.

4) They are planting in partnership with The Summit, Acts 29 Network and the SBC.

5) They feel strongly that God is calling them to Denver.

If you would like to help out this brand new church plant which is still looking to get their feet under them, then I would encourage you to consider partnering with them. Here and here are ways you can do that.

And, you can watch their new video:

Soma Church $20 Difference from Soma Church Denver on Vimeo.

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