New Albany Sending

What do we think about missions?

Missions Convictions

Our God loves the world and is actively calling a people to himself from every nation, tribe, and tongue.

Isaiah 45:22 and 49:1-6
John 3:16 and 12:32
Revelation 5:9 and 7:9-10

Our God commands the participation of his Church in this work, sending us out to proclaim the gospel boldly and wisely, and to make disciples among all peoples.

Matthew 28:18-20
John 20:21
Acts 1:8
Romans 10:13-17
1 Peter 2:9

The work of making disciples is not accomplished by our own strength or wisdom, but by the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit through earnest prayer dependence and obedience.

Luke 10:2
John 15:5
Acts 1:8, 13:2-4, and 16:6-10
1 Corinthians 2
Ephesians 6:18-20

Relying on the Holy Spirit, we proclaim the gospel and disciple others in the truth of sound doctrine and practice, appropriately contextualized for each culture.

John 16:13
Acts 17:16-34
1 Corinthians 9:19-23
Ephesians 4:11-16
2 Timothy 2:1-2
Titus 1:5 - 2:1

As a sending church we are proactive in identifying, assessing, developing, and affirming qualified men and women who sense a calling to proclaim the gospel and make disciples among the nations. We desire to help equip our sent ones whether they are starting or running businesses, going as marketplace workers or serving as vocational missionaries.

Acts 13:1-3 and 16:1-5
1 Timothy 3:1-13
Acts 11:19-26 and 2:42

Acknowledging the variety of gifts, experience, expertise, and professional qualifications among those in our church who are called to go, we seek to mobilize the entire body, valuing both traditional and non-traditional sending pathways utilizing short, mid-term and long-term engagement.

Acts 18:1-4
Luke 10:1 -12
Luke 5:1-11

Aware that we are a small part of a much larger sending/missions community, we partner with like-minded churches, national church leaders, intentional companies doing business abroad, and sending agencies with a high value for  the local church in order to benefit from their experience and increase our effectiveness.

Philippians 1:3-6
Acts 13-15

Understanding the unique challenges faced by our sent ones, we commit to holistic care, continuous encouragement and practical support through every stage of their journey, from pre-field mobilization and development to post-service re-entry.

3 John 5-8
Philippians 2:19-30 and 4:10-20

We believe that mission happens best in the context of team, and as a result we send our members to existing field teams or to new places where others will serve alongside, whether they are from Sojourn or another partnering organization.

Luke 10
Acts 13

Sending Process 
Convey interest to elder, missions director, or community group leader. 

As Sojourn Church New Albany continues to develop a sending church culture, we hope that members who have an interest in or feel called to overseas ministry would explore that calling in the context of our church community rather than going it alone. As elders, staff, and lay leaders, we seek to walk alongside them on this journey by providing resources, information, guidance, and prayer support. Our entire development process is designed with these goals in mind.

Apply for and attend Live Sent class
Every Christian is called to Live Sent. Whether it's to your neighborhoods or the nations, God has a role for you to play in his global mission. This 8-week class will lay a biblical basis of mission and build a foundation to help you practically engage people locally and globally. More information/registration coming soon for the next class in Fall 2020.

Short Term Trips 2021

Serving the Nations by supporting our partners and growing as disciples.
Trip Requirements for ​all ​Sojourn trips​:
    1. Believer in Christ
    2. Member or member in process of a Sojourn congregation
    3. Active in a community group
    4. Complete and pass a background check
    5. Submit $200 deposit once approved for a trip.

Trip dates and prices are approximate and subject to change.

Please contact Stephen Smith at with questions and concerns. 

*please note that due to the global pandemic, we have no trips planned at this time. We continue to monitor the situation daily.

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