Living Out The Great Commission
Sojourn East is a local church, a small expression of God's Kingdom in a specific time and place and embodied in the people who compose it.
As the Church is called to be the body of worship and witness of God's work in Jesus Christ to a lost and broken world, Sojourn East is called to do these things. This means that we are called to participate in the Mission of God through Great Commission. This means: evangelism, discipleship and church planting. It also means that the church is called to bear witness to Christ through service, love and sacrifice.
Sojourn East's Vision for International Missions
Our vision, with an attention to the Spirit, is to send out healthy members to multiply holistic disciples and churches in cities with lost and forgotten peoples.
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. John 14:12-21
Multiplying holistic disciples and churches
Through multiplication, the kingdom of God expands. Sojourn East missionaries are focused on proclaiming the gospel, developing disciples that multiply, and starting reproducing churches. They are committed to pursuing Christ in holistic ways and in producing holistic followers and churches. This way of living values a healthy, holy and sacrificial life that is engaged in the world and offers a relationship with Jesus, their King.
Seeking cities with lost and forgotten peoples
We feel called to send the majority of our people and teams to locations where the gospel has not gone, where it has not grown into vibrant communities of faith, and where it has been forgotten over the course of history. We focus on the peoples of cities, because these are the hubs of culture, the mixing pots of peoples and offer a multitude of avenues for engagement and long-term support.
International Mission Staff
Daniel RyanSoul Care Director
Daniel is the Director of Soul Care and has been extensively involved with internationals and ESL, has lived overseas with his family, and has remained heavily involved with many facets of soul care. He currently works to provide oversight and training for those spaces which involve the hurting and the suffering at East.