Mission, Values, & Beliefs

Our Values

About Us

We are committed both to the sufficiency of God’s Word and the power of the gospel to transform lives. These commitments, which we define in our Statement of Beliefs, we uphold by rooting all of our practice in the Bible and adopting a posture of dependence on the truth. At the same time, knowing ourselves, and especially knowing our own spiritual need, we are committed to speaking the truth with transparency and vulnerability.

Vision, Mission, Values

Our mission at Sojourn Carlisle is to reach people with the Gospel, build them up as the Church, and send them out into the world. As we carry out our mission as a church, we hope to embody our values—Maturity, Multi-Ethnicity, Missionality—which come straight from Ephesians 4:11-16. Our vision (or hope) is that we would be a beacon of light in our neighborhood, seeing lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus in South Louisville and beyond.

Our Beliefs

Scripture

God wrote the Bible through men and without error. (2 Peter 1:21)

Trinity

God exists eternally in a Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Jesus

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He became a man, lived a sinless life, died on a cross, was buried, rose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven to redeem sinful people. (Hebrews 1:3)

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the supernatural agent who applies salvation to sinful people, regenerating, indwelling, sanctifying, and sealing them until the day of Christ’s return. (John 15:26)

Humanity

God creates all people in His image as uniquely male and female. (Genesis 1:27)

Salvation

All people are sinful and in need of salvation. Salvation is a gift of God, given by grace alone, and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8)

The Church

The church is both universal and local. (Acts 2:42)

Restoration

Jesus will return to earth to judge all people and to rule and reign with his saints forever. (Matthew 25:46)