What's so special about this training you ask? Good question, glad you asked.
Soma Communities is a different form of church that is based on and in community. They move the primary emphasis from a typical Sunday service which tends to be "come and see" to a mid week small group "go and be" way to reach the neighborhoods they live in. These small groups (missional communities) also come together on the weekend for a service, but its not the main emphasis and they would even say that the church is really the small groups. So we'll learn how to form deep community on mission, which is something that I can't wait to inject into the DNA of the university ministry we will be starting in Slovenia.
Josiah Venture is also partnering with Soma in regards to church planting in Eastern Europe. They are helping J.V. to train national church planters. In fact Terry Jackson is flying over from SLO to the training with a Slovene couple (Andre & Nina) who are going to plant a church in Maribor, Slovenia. Can't wait to spend some quality time with them learning some killer stuff.
To learn more about Soma School click here. Its cool stuff, can't wait.