Soma Blue Mountains is a church planting church with communities of disciples of Jesus as its building block. Our communities are on mission and reach into their local places to bless the local people and make new disciples and start new churches. Our communities gather together on Sundays to worship, learn, train and to bless the world.
· A fresh, exciting way of being the church in everyday life
· Real life not programmatic
· Going out to plant churches, not building a building
· Trained and equipped by professional leadership funded by the disciple communities
· Inspired by the mission, beliefs and principles of Soma under the Lordship of Jesus
· Partnering with like-minded churches and individuals who want to plant churches
We’ve been partnering with the worldwide Soma family of churches for 6 or so years now. In that time, other churches have been planted in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Perth and Adelaide.
Saturatetheworld.com is Soma’s online platform. Saturate discovers and curates some of the best practices and learnings from the Soma family and other like-minded churches and repackages them for the church at large. We also provide training events, coaching, and platforms for learning communities to support individuals and churches in accomplishing the vision of gospel saturation.
We believe in the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, and are committed to living out his teachings in the world. As a church family, we feel most closely aligned to the beliefs outlined in The Lausanne Covenant. A lot of our thinking comes from Timothy Keller (City to City) and Jeff Vanderstelt (Soma).
Missional Community Leaders – Andrew & Eleanor Allison, Jeff & Claire Meijnderts, Marty & Poppy Gee, Martin & Chris Owen, Dave & Glenda Miles, Mel & Luke O’Connell, Andrew & Heidi Gombossy, Tom & Jess Arundel, Jabin & Laura de Keizer, Drew & Lauren Bates
Elders – Dave Miles (pictured above), Marty Gee and Stuart Brooking
Staff – Dave Miles, Marty Gee and Andrew Gombossy
Leadership team – Dave & Glenda Miles, Marty & Poppy Gee, Glenn & Lisa Harding, Jeff and Claire Meijnderts
Committee – Stuart Brooking (Chairman), Jabin de Keizer (Treasurer), Bruce Coomer (Secretary), Andrew Clark, Dave Miles, Laura Kate de Keizer, Paul Martyn, Melinda Kingsland, Jess Arundel
Child protection – Marty Gee and Laura Kate de Keizer
Workplace Health and Safety – Paul Martyn
Kids – Marty Gee, Jennifer Gardiner
Music – Mitch Hollier
Website photography – Hadley England, Ro Miles, Lisa Grant