Who is this event for?

If you are a church planter or an existing church pastor and are interested in learning more about what partnership with Sojourn Network looks like, the Alignment Intensive is for you! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with some of our network pastors and staff as we discuss how Sojourn Network seeks to partner with pastors to help them plant, grow, and multiply healthy churches that last.

What topics will be covered?

Together, we’ll explore questions like:

  • What is Sojourn Network?

  • What are the values of Sojourn Network churches?

  • What does alignment to Sojourn Network look like?

  • What does partnership with our network look like practically?

  • How does a church enjoy partnership with a network or churches?

  • What does it mean to be a Sojourn Network church planter/partner church?

It is our aim and hope that you will walk away from this Intensive with a clear understanding of what partnership looks like as a church planter or as an existing church pastor. Our hope is that if you are interested in pursuing partnership you will know exactly what the process looks like for you or your church to join the Sojourn Network family of churches.

Sojourn East
2501 Rudy Lane
Louisville KY



Monday, October 22

7:00-7:30PM Welcome and Introductions
7:30-8:30PM Session 1: What Is Sojourn Network?
8:30PM Hangout and appetizers (location TBD)

Tuesday, October 23

9:00-10:15AM Session 2: What are the values of SN?
10:15-10:30AM Break
10:30-11:30AM Session 3: What does alignment to SN look like? Unity & Diversity
11:30-12:15PM Lunch
12:15-1:00PM Group 1: What does It mean to be a SN Church Planter?
Group 2: What does it mean to be a SN Partner Church?
1:15-1:45PM Testimonies from a church planter & existing church pastor in Sojourn Network
2:00-2:30PM Q&A and Next Steps




How can I prepare for the Intensive?

Once you have registered, here are a few things you can do before the Alignment Intensive to help our team get to know you and ensure that you (and your spouse or ministry team, if applicable) come prepared to maximize your time with us.

Just for Church Planters...

  1. Please familiarize yourself with the content on our “about” page.
  2. Please read the exploring church planters page to learn more about the planting process.
  3. If you haven’t done so already, complete our Church Planter Connect Questionnaire prior to the Alignment Intensive.
  4. Complete our Calling Questionnaire. This helps us learn more about you, your family, your spiritual journey, and your calling to church plant.
  5. Read over the Church Planter Profile to get an idea of the “profile” of a typical, qualified Sojourn Network church planter. 
  6. Upload documents from Step 4 using the form below.

Just for Existing Churches…

  1. Please familiarize yourself with the content on our “about” page.
  2. Please read the exploring churches page to learn about the church “adoption” process.
  3. If you haven’t done so already, complete our Existing Church Connect Questionnaire.
  4. Complete our Church Adoption Questionnaire. This helps us learn more about you, your church, and why you're exploring partnership.
  5. Upload document from Step 4 using the form below.
  6. Take a read through this blog series by Aaron Gray, lead pastor of Sound City Bible Church, which articulates why their church joined Sojourn Network in 2017.  

Other Resources

Visit The Sojourn Network Store

There’s a growing number of white papers and eBooks on our website store. These are packed full of helpful content that will also give you an idea of some of the beliefs, values, ministry philosophies and practices that Sojourn Network churches are aiming towards.

  • You can purchase paperback copies of our books on or at the Sojourn Network booth at the Leaders' Summit.

Listen to "This is Sojourn Network"

Story Films


The Sojourn Network Event Media Podcast

The Sojourn Network Event Media podcast is home to dozens of conference training sessions from the past five years. These topics will introduce you to the type of content we program at our conferences.

Frequently asked questions

Is this a good event to bring my wife to?


Is there childcare?

Unfortunately we are not able to provide childcare.

What is included in my registration?

Registration includes breakfast and lunch. 

How does the Alignment Intensive help potential church planters?

In our experience of working with church planters who are exploring both a call to ministry and church planting, as well as exploring the right network to partner with for their ministry, we found that we needed something to serve these men and their families in between the “exploring” phase and the “assessment” phase in order to:

  1. help them gain clarity on the life and mission of a church planter

  2. help them self-evaluate their call to ministry and church planting

  3. help them understand that vocational church planting is not something to embark on without great consideration

  4. provide a venue for early conversations that help direct a potential planter and his family on the right path towards planting a new church.

Do I have to be a member of a Sojourn Network church to attend the Alignment Intensive?

No. The Alignment Intensive is meant to serve prospective church planters and existing church pastors both in and outside our network of churches who are interested in learning more about what partnership looks like.

Where does the Alignment Intensive fall in Sojourn Network’s church planting process?

Attending the Alignment Intensive is the first phase of SN’s church planting process. Attendees who are both ready to plant a church and who have strong alignment with Sojourn Network will be encouraged with appropriate next steps.

Does attendance at the Alignment Intensive guarantee my acceptance into Sojourn Network?

Attending the Alignment Intensive should help answer the question: are you a good fit for SN, and are we the right network for you? The goal of this event is to help identify potential planters and pastors that are aligned with SN beliefs and values who can then move on towards a more formal assessment process. Likely, this will not be the case for everyone. If after the Alignment Intensive we determine that you indeed would be a good fit for SN, then we will then extend an invitation into our assessment process.