As a family of church-planting churches we are about one thing: church planting. We exist to encourage, resource, facilitate, support and equip churches to plant churches that will plant church-planting churches!
Soma is a Family of Churches committed to the Gospel and centered on Christ as the foundation life, identity, and purpose. Soma churches share similar theological statements, methodologies, and a common language. The Soma family of churches acts as a support to one another locally and globally.
We believe Jesus is the Head of the church and a we are to pursue a local, plurality of leadership submitted to Him. We seek a shared responsibility of leadership in serving, teaching, making disciples, and shepherding God’s people. We believe elders are called and appointed by God to oversee the church for the purpose of equipping the saints for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16).
Our elders are and will be affirmed to the biblical qualifications of elder (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-16, and 1 Peter 5:1-4). As we are in the early stages of starting Restore Church, we have asked our two sending churches to play a role in our leadership for the purpose of accountability, encouragement, and counsel. During this beginning season we are seeking to equip and train future elders and deacons. Our Board of Directors meets regularly and are made up of our current elder and an elder from each sending church.