As God’s people we live in response to who God is and what He has done in the person and work of Jesus. Jesus is the Apostle who plants a church (Heb. 3:1). Jesus is the Head of the church (Eph. 1:9, 1:22–23, 4:15, 5:23) and He is the Senior Pastor who builds the church (Matthew 16:18). The elders/pastors of Soma SRV are shepherds working under Jesus’ headship and authority to serve His Bride.

The Scriptures teach that the church is to be led by a plurality of qualified male-elders who lead the church by example and in humble service. Qualification involves examining the character, teaching competency, and capacity of a man (I Tim 3:2, Titus 1:5-7). Elders are to shepherd from amongst the flock, with right motives and as examples to the church. At Soma SRV it is our conviction that churches be elder-led, with staff that equip the entire Body to live all of life as ministers of the Gospel. 

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