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Our Story

We value each of your friendships and are grateful to have the story of your life written on ours. Without your support in the past we couldn't be where we are today. We invite you to continue to walk with us as we pursue the leading of our Father. Our family of 6 (& a dog) moved from the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina to Spokane, Washington where we are beginning a two-year residency at Soma Spokane.

Over the past few years our family has been growing in our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus throughout the everyday rhythms of life. We see church as a Family of Missionary Servants. Essentially a bunch of messed up people who are centered around Jesus, living as family, pursuing grace and loving their neighbors. While the Soma family isn't perfect they are pursuing discipleship and mission with all they are and seeing some great stories within each of their communities.

During our residency while Chad will still have a full-time job in the community, our family needs to raise $10,000 each year we are in Spokane to cover many of the residency expenses. Whether your gift is little or much, we invite you to help us make this journey possible through your tax-deductible financial support. We cannot do this alone! We need one time gifts as well as committed monthly support in order to gain everything possible from this experience. Thanks again for your love and support.

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About Soma Churches

Soma Spokane believes that church isn't a place you go but it's who you are. Picture this... What if a few neighbors lived out faith with you in the everyday rhythms of life? You'd share meals, watch each others kids, party together, serve neighbors, restore what's broken in your community, talk about Jesus a lot and see people begin to follow him. It would be messy and it would be glorious.




A message from Soma...

The vision of the Soma Family of Churches is to see gospel saturation, so that every man, woman, and child has a daily encounter with Jesus in word and deed.

We believe the best way to pursue this vision is to establish a family of churches around the world who are committed to making disciples who make disciples to the glory of God. But starting a church is a difficult calling. Management consultant Peter Drucker said that church leadership was the most difficult and taxing profession he was aware of. The apostle Paul said of ministry, “For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death” (2 Cor 1:8–9). Many churches—especially young ones like many in our Soma family—have great zeal for church planting, but lack the capacity to fully develop leaders who will plant healthy churches and “run the race” well for the next 50 years. Soma Sending wants to do just that: raise up and send out healthy leaders, who start healthy churches and make gospel-saturated disciples, across North America and beyond.

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Two great videos that explain our vision...