The Sojourners Community is an intentional covenant community within Woodland Hills Church. Sojourners exists to continue the mission of God in our generation by living as a covenant community that reflects the character and represents the mission of Christ through intentional discipleship and missional action. Members of Sojourners make covenant commitments to shared practices in three areas of life:
1. MUTUAL DISCIPLESHIP
Mutual discipleship takes place within two weekly meetings: a weekly house church gathering of 15-30 adults where we each see ourselves as ministers to each other and share the various gifts of the Holy Spirit that flow through us, and a weekly core discipleship group of 3-5 people who come together to share and pray more deeply and specifically with each other. Everyone in Sojourners also commits to practicing personal spiritual disciplines on their own as part of their
2. COVENANT RELATIONSHIPS
Covenant relationships involve us taking seriously Jesus’ teaching that we are a new spiritual family in Christ by prioritizing time and resources to be able to support and build each other up in our faith; meeting each other’s practical and relational needs; and learning to live out together the radical and counter-cultural interpersonal teachings of the Bible, which are collectively
known as agape love.
3. MISSIONAL WITNESS
Missional witness involves us being intentional about incarnating the gospel in our character and lifestyle to those around us; demonstrating God’s love and justice through acts of service and compassion; and verbally sharing our faith and experiences of the reality of Jesus’ love with others.
We currently have four house church communities that meet in the metro area:
- Northeast: North St. Paul, North Maplewood, White Bear Lake region
- Southeast: East St. Paul, South Maplewood, Woodbury, Oakdale region
- Central: St. Paul-Midway, Roseville, New Brighton, Shoreview region
- West: Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park, western suburbs region