Our Beliefs about Singleness
We believe the the Bible is the authoritative Word of God and we seek to be shaped by its story
We believe Jesus Christ is Lord
We believe the Holy Spirit is actively bearing fruit and giving gifts
We believe there is one Church with many local expressions
We love and serve the God of the Bible and are continually seeking after a healthy and intentional relationship with him
We seek after valuable education and personal development.
We work with excellence, efficiency and a teachable spirit
We serve with enthusiasm
We are respectful of our house and roommates
We look out for the others in our community, providing a supportive and safe environment for everyone involved
Our beliefs about singleness
"I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. [...] And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit."
1 Corinthians 7:32-33
Jesus and his Disciples-
1 Corinthians 7
Anna in the Temple-
1. Establish an outpost
2. Gather the missionaries
3. Train together
4. Send out the army
5. Minister through an outpost
6. Regather and debrief
So how can we live like this?
At SOMA we establish an outpost through a family. One with the willingness and capacity to train up disciples and an army for the Lord's Kingdom. The group of singles will be trained and live out of that household as they prepare to go on mission. When the time comes, they are sent out into a place of need where the minister and serve for a set period of time. At the end of those months they reconvene at the outpost to debrief and regather.
This model ensures we are training up our next generation of family leaders, while they are still young and single. We train them to never stop learning, through our education program. We train them to know how to provide for themselves through hard work and a productive rhythm. Then we train them in humility and leadership as they are sent out on mission.
Establish. Gather. Train. Send. Serve. Regather.