Having moved to Florida about a year and half ago, there are two things I really miss about Louisville. One is being geographically separated from 2 of my kids and their families that live in the area. The other is Sojourn Community Church. I confess that I stunk at being a part of the church. Going through my own struggles after life changed, I was much more of a taker than a giver in my relationship with the church. If I had it to do over again, I would certainly change that. I would be much better off if I had been different.
Having said that, the ministry of Sojourn and pastor Daniel Montgomery kept me from spiralling totally out of control in my spiritual life. Daniel will always be one of my favorite people for what he did for me. I am thrilled to read that he is having an even broader impact through the Acts 29 organization. This church truly has made an impact on Louisville.
When I first moved to Louisville, I started a church with an idea to be what Sojourn has become. Others had the same vision that I did, and it is gratifying to see it come to fruition even though I messed up the opportunity to be a part of it. Sojourn even has an elder that worked with me in planting our church, Robert Cheong. Robert has such a tremendous heart for God and for people. Rob Plummer is another elder that I know from our days doing PhD work together at Southern Seminary. Rob has such a sweet spirit and a missionaries heart.
May God raise up more Sojourns – churches with solid theology that have a great passion for engaging culture.