Why We Exist

As a church of Jesus Christ, we exist to glorify God by making disciples through evangelizing the lost and equipping the saints.

What We Prioritize

Bible: This is our book. The Bible, as the authoritative and inspired Word of God, informs and instructs all that we do, and is enough for us to accomplish God's purposes.

Gospel: This is our message. The gospel- the good news that we can have life with God through of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus- is for both believers and unbelievers as it both forms us into believers and fuels us forward in Christlikeness.

Community: This is our family. Community is necessary for biblical Christianity as God calls us both into fellowship with himself and with other believers in a local church where there is mutual authenticity, accountability, and encouragement. 

Mission: This is our task. Mission is the task of the church to reach the world because the church has been sent into the world as missionaries to draw near to people in love. 

Hear more about why we exist and what we prioritize from our sermon series, Sojourn Essentials.

Check out these helpful resources: Total Church by Tim Chester & Steve Timmis, Faithmapping by Daniel Montgomery & Mike Cosper, Center Church by Timothy Keller 
BibleTaking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung
Gospel: Scandalous by D.A. Carson, King's Cross by Timothy Keller, Gospel by J.D. Greear
CommunityLife Together by D.Bonhoeffer, Side by Side by Ed Welch
MissionWhat is the Mission of the Church by Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert, Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper

About Sojourn

Sojourn Enid is a gospel-centered church in Enid, OK. We exist to make disciples, so we prioritize the Bible, the gospel, community, and mission. When we meet together for corporate worship, we gather around God's Word. We believe Scripture teaches that we as a church are to make disciples through evangelizing the lost and equipping the saints for the work of ministry.

Whether in corporate worship where the normal practice is to teach through the Bible verse by verse (expositionally), in small groups, or children’s and youth ministries, the teaching of the Word is our foremost objective. Discipleship occurs when believers gather around the Word and live in community with each other in intentional, life-on- life relationships with the purpose of becoming like Christ. 

We desire to serve those in need. The Bible teaches not that the church exists to meet your needs, but rather that you exist to meet the needs of others. A heart of humility says “do not cater to me. I am here to serve,” and we pray that God allows this local body to have this heart in all that we do. (Mark 9:35) In the end, the greatest need is for the gospel. If we spend our time meeting peripheral issues, all we have done is dealt with symptoms without addressing the disease. We seek to focus on the simplicity of living in community by serving each other and those around us that need the light of Jesus Christ shone to them.

We realize it is common in our society and even in churches today to cite numeric growth as evidence of success. Because Sojourn Enid believes our primary purpose as a local church is to make disciples, we seek to measure God’s work not in numbers of attendees or even converts, but in disciples – mature followers of Jesus Christ. In the end, the “Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be [Christ’s] disciples.” (John 15:8)