Sojourn International is the global missions strategy of Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Sojourn was planted in the urban center of Louisville with a vision to reach people with the gospel, build them up as the church, and release them into the world. Sojourn is now one church in four locations around Louisville. Our church also as a high value of training and sending our people with the gospel out into the world.
We exist to send out healthy members to multiply disciples and churches in international gateway cities.
- Sending out healthy members
As a church, we seek to send out healthy members that exhibit spiritual maturity, proven character and biblical qualifications. Sending is an ongoing relationship between the one sent out and their local church which includes development, ongoing care, prayer, accountability and committed support.
- Multiplying disciples and churches
Through multiplication, the kingdom of God expands. Sojourn missionaries are focused on proclaiming the gospel, developing disciples that multiply, and starting reproducing churches. We see this model in the Great Commission passages and in Paul’s ministry throughout Acts.
- International gateway cities
Because our God is a missionary God who desires to see his glory spread to all nations, we send global missionaries to strategic places where the gospel hasn’t been or where it has been forgotten. As the world’s population continues to become overwhelmingly urban, cities are the gateways to reaching the nations.
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Nathan has been on staff since 2010. Before that, he and his wife Sarah served as missionaries in Kathmandu, Nepal training national pastors and seeking to take the gospel to an unreached people group. Nathan completed his masters degrees at Southern Seminary. Nathan loves reading, collecting books he will one day read, traveling to new places- especially cities, eating good food and watching college wrestling. Nathan and Sarah have a daughter named Asia who share in their adventures.
Travis has been at Sojourn since 2010 after moving to Louisville for school. He received his M.Div and Th.M from Southern Seminary, has served as an intern under Pastor Nathan, and has led three global trips to Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Travis loves to brew and drink coffee from all over the world, read lots of books, and watch pro football. He and his wife, Lindy, serve in the kids ministry at Sojourn East and enjoy every moment of raising their son Caden.
Brandon and Laurie provide ongoing care for our Sojourn missionaries and those preparing for the field. They are both originally from Montana, though Brandon is an MK and also calls Ecuador home. Brandon works at GE and enjoys working with mosaic art. Laurie loves tennis and takes every chance she gets to spend time with their two grandkids.
Chris and his wife moved to Louisville in January 2015 from Oklahoma City, OK. He graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in advertising, and is now a student at Southern Seminary. Chris is an avid Sooners and OKC Thunder fan, and is a sports and outdoors enthusiast.
Church Mission Directors
Larry McCrary - firstname.lastname@example.org
Zach Bradley - email@example.com
Nathan Garth - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sojourn New Albany
Chris H. - email@example.com