Partnership is one of the defining characteristics of the Christian life. Our Lord knew we couldn’t do it alone. He created, called, and commissioned us to partner together for the sake of the gospel and for his glory. It’s not good for us to be alone. Our churches flourish through healthy partnerships. Because we’re all better together.
As a network that exists to help pastors, Sojourn Network seeks to cultivate flourishing partnerships, equipping leaders for ministry with specific, strategic counsel and care, so that they can lead churches that plant, grow, and multiply healthy churches that last.
Healthy gospel partnerships are an opportunity to die to self so that we can live unto one another. The power of partnership flows out of our love for each other and is demonstrated in the midst of our diversity. “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (Jn. 13:35).
So when you hear, “Why Partnership?”, you are to be reminded that we are a family. We live, laugh, learn, and love the Savior together in the midst of our joys and trials. We share a relational bond that is grounded in the gospel, and grows through stewardship, not ownership. We’ve recognize that we’ve received this grace, so we seek to give and serve one another…generously. That’s what makes the Leaders’ Summit so special. It isn’t just an event, it is an invitation to join with us as a family, a gathering of gospel partners seeking to serve and love one another as we serve and love our Lord.
So whether you’re a church planter, a pastor, a ministry leader, a pastor’s wife, or a woman leading in ministry, the upcoming Sojourn Network Leaders’ Summit is for you! The event will take place in Louisville, KY, on October 23-25. The conference features keynote speakers including J. D. Greear, Joel Brooks, and myself, as well as a number of exciting breakout sessions.
– Dave Harvey