Cultivating a Humble, Hospitable Ministry

The aim of this intensive is to dive into the Sojourn Network value of humble, hospitable Service. For a network of churches, humility is crucial and becomes“the oil that lubricates the entire engine of alignment.” But humility without hands and feet is worthless. Coupled with that humility is a spirit and posture of hospitality. In Sojourn Network, humility works best when combined with a desire to serve and a spirit of hospitality. That’s when our network truly becomes kingdom-mindedly productive. Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-3; 1 Peter 1:9

Sojourn Midtown
1207 S. Shelby St.
Louisville KY



Ronnie and Melissa Martin

Ronnie is the planter and founding pastor of Substance Church, which launched in 2013. In addition to pastoring and preaching at Substance, Ronnie is the author of Finding God in the Dark (w/ Ted Kluck), Stop Your Complaining and The Bride(zilla) of Christ, as well as a contributing writer for The Gospel Coalition, Doxology & Theology and Am I Called. Ronnie has been married to Melissa for 24 years and they have one daughter, Beth. Ronnie’s interests include songwriting and reading, hiking with his wife and plenty of good food—which is why he goes hiking with his wife.

Melissa serves alongside her husband, Ronnie, at Substance Church. They have been married for 23 years, with one daughter. Melissa’s ministry focus is discipling and equipping women in the local church, and coming alongside church planting wives.