Sojourn is closed
We had our last public meeting on Sunday 9 October 2022.
There's a lot of grief in that, but it seems like the best decision for this time.
Alongside the grief and sorrow, it was a joy to meet with one another, sing God's praises, hear God speak the Bible and speak our thanks and prayers to him.
Revelation chapters 4-7 helped lift our eyes to God our Maker, Jesus the only Saviour and the day when all God’s people gather round his eternal throne.
It's a joy to anticipate the joy we'll experience when we gather at the end!
We're thankful to God for the work he has done in and through us while we've been church together.
We appreciate your prayers as we move on to serve Christ in various ways.
Warmly in Christ,
If you're curious but not yet committed to Jesus, check out this explanation of the good news about Jesus.
If you've already gone all in with Jesus and you're here because you're looking for a church to be part of, keep reading.
Find a church to be part of
There are lots of things to think about when you're looking for a church to be part of. Relationships. Friends. Travel distance. Time. Culture.
Here are three key things to keep in mind as you ask God to help you make a wise decision about which church to be part of.
Church is God's forgiven people gathered around Christ to be ruled by his word, so look for a church which practically centres on the Bible and its core message of salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ who died, is raised and will return.
The Bible's reason for meeting while we wait is one another's perseverance and progress, so look for a church where you can prayerfully speak God's word to encourage others to keep in step with the Spirit and not lose heart.
The reason we aren't already gathered physically around the heavenly throne is God's patience, so look for a church with whom you can actively partner in bringing the gospel to men, women and children who are lost without Christ.
As you visit various churches, you could ask:
Am I hearing about salvation in Christ Jesus from the Bible?
How will I get to help these believers persevere and make progress?
How can I partner with them in sharing the gospel with the lost?
God Speaks The Bible
Churches in Brisbane
In God's kindness, you could find a church family like that in various churches belonging to different denominations around Brisbane.
Among them are four churches which are members of the FIEC network that Sojourn has been part of:
Christ Community Church - Toowong
Risen Church - Salisbury
St Lucia Bible Church - St Lucia
St Lucia Evangelical Church - St Lucia
God willing, another church will begin meeting during 2023
Centenary Evangelical Church
Information & Prayer Session on Sunday 6 November
A number of sojourners are continuing to meet and prayerfully consider the possibility of relaunching down the track.
We continue to administer our affairs under a registered incorporated association, Sojourn Bible Church Incorporated. Our constitution is available for download.
Our administration committee manages our affairs, reports informally to church during the year and formally to the members of the association each year at the AGM.
Our accounts are still active.
Giving at this time will allow us to continue to pay Wez while he takes some of the long service and annual leave he has accumulated. Any surplus to that will either help fund a future relaunch or be redirected to another gospel hearted church in Brisbane.
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