Who We Are
In 2013, a few families started having the uneasy feeling that there must be more to church than just attending services and events at a building each week. There must be more to give our time, money, and talents toward than keeping these services and events going. There must be more to evangelism than inviting people to church services and events that they’re not interested in. There must be more to discipleship than attending a class.
Rather than ignore those feelings and go on with church as usual, they decided to challenge the status quo and take the risk of being the Church that God was calling them to be. This step of faith resulted in starting a very “missionally” minded church called SoulHaven. What does it mean to be “missional”? I’m glad you asked.
John 1:14 says, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” Our God is a God on mission. He came to us; he became one of us. And now he calls us to do the same for those around us who need Christ. In John 20:21 Jesus said, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” Jesus has sent us on mission, and this mission is known as the Great Commission from Matt. 28, to “go and make disciples”.
That’s what SoulHaven is all about. We’re all about training our people to be missionaries to their neighbors, co-workers, and classmates, be the Good News to them, and do the work of disciple making in the everyday rhythms of life. We are empowering and equipping the people of the church to do the work of ministry and releasing them to make disciples with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. And the vehicle we use to accomplish this goal is what we call “Missional Communities”.
Missional Communities are groups of 20-40 people who function like an extended family and are on mission together to make disciples in a specific area or among a specific group of people. We also regularly bring all these Missional Communities together for corporate worship, but these gatherings feel more like a family reunion than a boring program.
Our goal is to continue equipping and empowering regular people like you to make disciples who make disciples, multiply new Missional Communities that will incarnate the good news to the people around them, and plant new churches that will expand the Kingdom of God throughout northern Georgia and around the world.