Soma Immerse exists to see young adults thoroughly gripped by the Gospel, resulting in a re-orientating of their priorities toward saturating their city with the presence and power of Jesus.
We believe God is calling and preparing many young adults today to bring about Gospel saturation in their communities through word and deed. Spending the summer as an Immerse resident will help further clarify the calling to God’s mission for young men and women, and equip them to lead disciple-making missional communities in everyday life.
The summer experience is about total immersion in the Gospel, including classroom training, life on life discipleship, and missional life in new everyday rhythms. This training is experienced in the context of living with Soma families, partnering with existing missional communities, and practicing leadership while serving the city with a missional heart.
-- Learn how to understand the story and context of a city
-- Learn to tell your personal story and, when the Spirit moves, the Gospel win of that story.
-- Know why and how we serve and partner with organizations in the city to serve the city.
-- Opportunities to serve the body, the leadership of the local church
-- Personal development (reading, writing, and planning)
-- Receive processing, coaching and mentorship
-- Learn the importance and necessity for shared leadership
-- Serve in a variety of contexts, including working with students in our church
Because this is a high capacity leadership level training specific to Soma’s paradigm for missional communities, we primarily recruit those coming from a church context that is committed to missional communities as a primary source of discipleship. We also recruit those that have the gift and call to lead, and desire to live life in a missional community in their context. We do require references from local leadership to affirm leadership and calling. This is not necessarily a call to be an elder/pastor, but a call to lead somewhere in bringing the Gospel, community, and mission together in a local church to create reproducing disciples.
SOMA IMMERSE ST. LOUIS DISTINCTIVE
One thing distinctive about our Immerse is that we have missional communities participating in an urban setting in the city of St Louis, in a suburban setting of both St Louis and Jefferson Counties, and one in rural southern Jefferson County, so regardless of your context, we have something for you. We will discuss and train all three because we never know where God may send us to plant and serve.
-- Host home provided.
-- A magnificent retreat and some our relationship-building social outings provided.
-- Most meals provided.
-- Internship Cost: $400.00 per single individual
$200.00 due by June 1st.
$100 for a local Bridge Network resident (not requiring housing, all due June 1st)
My experience with SOMA immerse opened my eyes to a teaching on the true gospel with no add ons. I was able to be led well by other believers in Christ while also participate in leading others which is something I've never had the opportunity to do- this type of exposure created a spark in my spiritual maturity and I felt genuine growth from that on going interaction. Lastly, being able to openly share Gods story with how it relates to my story and not being afraid of who I am or where I've come from in front of some strangers was incredible and it's created a sense of belonging and family that everyone should feel in their life and throughout their life- community, living life on life with each other UNASHAMED! - Natalie Fiore (intern)
We found our true connections to God, and the true connections of the same God actively living in each one of us, by sharing His Word, His Story, our words and our stories with each other. On a daily basis we were seeing God and His Word working physically in our lives and in each other's lives. This made Him real, and active. He is not a passive God and we learned how to put into practice the SOMA way of worship to bring Him into our lives and into other's lives daily. - Kari Pillow (resident)