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APPENDICES  APPENDIX I  CURRENT SOMA DISTINCTIVES APPENDIX II  THE STRONG CHURCH DEFINITION APPENDIX III  OTHER SIMILAR OR...
THEOLOGICALLY, WE ARE COMMITTED TO  1. GOSPEL CENTRALITY  We believe the gospel is the good news of what God has graciousl...
We also believe that these, the elect of God whom he gave to the Son, will persevere in belief and godly behavior and be k...
4. INAUGURATED ESCHATOLOGY  The kingdom of God is any place or person where the rule and reign of Jesus Christ is expresse...
 Isaiah 52 7  Matthew 10 5-25  28 18-20  Luke 4 18-19  24 46-47  Acts 28 31  Romans 10 1415  2 Corinthians 10 4-5  Galatia...
visibility and accessibility. We see each other   s lives in the everyday stuff so that people know what it looks like to ...
language. In light of this, Soma churches agree to some basic concepts that will allow us to transition easily from one ci...
see our common convictions and language expressed with great diversity. Some will look like a house church movement while ...
APPENDIX II  THE STRONG CHURCH DEFINITION Soma Churches exist to be a Family of Servant Missionaries so that every man, wo...
other activities which all continrjbte to the deepening of the church in Christ   s image and mission. Creative repetition...
6.    Contextualized and diverse, reflecting the community where it   s planted  God has reconciled all peoples into a mul...
10.    Doing Justice and remembering the poor  A commitment to doing justice for the poor and vulnerable runs like a threa...
14.    Always Being Reformed in pursuit of greater faithfulness and fruitfulness     The church is reformed and always  in...
APPENDIX III  OTHER SIMILAR ORGS AS A REFERENCE 1  A29 Theology The Lausanne Covenant http   www.acts29.com the-lausanne-c...
   God s Grace fuels the... Whole Church for service as...    Worshippers    Disciples    Family    Servants    Witnesses ...
       Teachable - Our church pastors are teachable, open to learning from others both inside the network and out.  3  New...
11. A church whose individual members are equipped for their role of service within the church and community, including th...
5  Underground Church  Tampa, FL  Manifesto JESUS  The way of Jesus is our way. Before and in all things we value Jesus as...
should not expect lost people to come and find them, but that we are called and sent to    seek and save that which was lo...
 Gen 1 27, Ps 67 2-3, Is 56 7, Dan 7 13-14, Jl 2 28, Hag 2 7, Mal 1 11, Jn 17 20-22, Acts 10 3435, Acts 17 26-27, Rom 14 1...
SIMPLICITY  We commit to live a life free from clutter and the allure of materialism. We affirm that every believer and ev...
EACH OTHER  We commit ourselves to each other. We believe that God calls us into his mission together, never alone. We val...
HUMILITY  We commit to pursue humility as one of the chief virtues. We expect it in leadership, in community and relations...
 Ps 9 8, Ps 96 10, Prov 31 9, Is 1 15-17, Is 56 1, Jer 29 7, Ez 34 16, Hos 12 6, Am 5 15 and 24, Mic 6 8, Matt 5 6, 6 10, ...
believe that can only happen if we ask the Lord of the harvest to send us and other laborers in to the harvest field.  2 C...
believe that Jesus is the word of God and for that reason we don   t just obey Scripture, we love it. Because, like a mirr...