Let’s get this journey started
You might be wondering, what’s it really like at Sojourn Church?
Imagine hanging out in a warm, comfortable, inviting place where you feel accepted and part of the group. This is Sojourn. We are a group of people on a journey to become like Jesus Christ. You’ll be surrounded by a bunch of imperfect people who are trusting the Lord to change them.
We will not shame or judge you. And we don’t care how you’re dressed or what candidate you voted for. Want to know the best part? No matter what you’ve been through or what questions you might have about God and faith, our church is a place where you’ll find the love, grace, and forgiveness Jesus gives to everyone.
Say “hello” to the leadership team at Sojourn Church.
Jim Parker – Lead Pastor
For 25 years, Pastor Jim was a minister to Junior and Senior High School students. In 2009 he and a wonderful team began sojourn church. Jim has been married to Christine since 1981 and together they’ve raised four children; James, Daniel, Paul, and Sarah.
Branden Sahs – Worship Leader
Branden Sahs has had multiple years of experience as a worship minister across the metro area. He is also a prominent local musician, professional driver, and married to his wife Bethany.
Worship Gathering – Sunday – 10:30AM to Noon at Sojourn
Celebrate Recovery – Thursday- 7:15PM to 9 PM at Sojourn
We have several different groups that meet throughout the week for community and bible study.
Who we are
Sojourn Church was born out of a love for people and a passion to honor God. We are a family of believers who have found joy, hope and peace in Jesus and simply want as many people as possible to experience that same freedom.
Where we come from
Sojourn began meeting in January 2010. We wanted to be where people would feel accepted, welcomed, and safe while getting to know Jesus Christ. We put our meeting space in the Mall of the Bluffs to eliminate any of the usual barriers between the church and the community. In the beginning, we opened an ice cream shop in the mall called Ice Cream and Answers giving away free ice cream and answering questions. We specialized in relationships and gave good advice for people on raising kids, dealing with teenagers, and fixing suffering relationships. For three years we ran a Friday night dodge ball game for local teenagers that was quite a “hit.” Then in 2014 we began a recovery ministry which we still run today. During all this we continue to meet and worship, teach the Bible, and encourage one another to become increasingly like Jesus.
In the fall of 2019, the Mall announced that they were closing and in December we moved out. We temporarily borrowed a friend’s church building and now have moved our current address Bellevue, Nebraska.
Where we’re headed
We continue on our daily, interactive life-changing journey with Jesus and we’ll invite along everyone we can. We will continue to make a difference in the community with our recovery program, our involvement with the local homeless shelters and our participation in local and worldwide ministries.
What this means for you
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Sojourn Church. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you are in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the Sojourn family. Beyond that, if you’re ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Or if you’d simply like to contact a person on our leadership team directly, click the button below.