Get to know us

SoChurch is all about bringing life to our community. We believe that true, joy filled life comes through a relationship with Jesus. We hope you'll join us as we launch on October 16th! See below for FAQ.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does So stand for?
So could stand for quite a few things, like South Orlando or South Orange County but we got the name from John 10:10. We want to be a church SO the community may have life.

How can you be a church without a building?
The wonderful thing is that a church is the people - not a place. We will meet in homes in the area for SoCommunities (our groups ministry) and we will meet at Bay Meadows Elementary for our services. Someday we pray we have a great building, but we always plan on being a church that is more about the people in our community and the ministry that happens outside of the walls of that building than staying busy doing things inside that building.

Are you controlled by another church somewhere?
SoChurch is an autonomous church. We have several churches that have helped to send us and continue to provide us support, but they have been gracious enough to do so without strings attached. We have also been vetted and sent out by Send Network and NAMB. We voluntarily partner with NAMB, Send Relief, and the International Mission Board for local, national, and international missions.

Can I join or be a member?
If you'd like to make a strong commitment to belonging to SoChurch then becoming a part of a SoTeam (Kids, Hospitality, SoCommunities, Worship) is the way to do so. Everyone who serves on a SoTeam goes through an initial training that also includes time learning about the vision and beliefs of SoChurch.

What do you believe about....?
We believe that you can have unity without uniformity but there are some core beliefs that we hold to.

SoChurch accepts the Bible as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity of statements of faith.

The Scriptures Inspired.
The Scriptures both Old and New Testament are the inspired, infallible revelation of God to mankind and the authority of faith and conduct.

The One True God.
The one true God has revealed HIMSELF AS THE “I AM,” the Creator and Redeemer of mankind.

The Deity of Jesus.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death and resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of Go

The Salvation of Man.
Man’s only hope is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is by faith through grace and demonstrated in repentance.

Ordinances of the Church.
(a) Water Baptism. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and by full immersion.
(b) Holy Communion. The Lord’s Supper consisting of the Body and Blood represented in the fruit of the vine and bread.

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Through the Holy Spirit, God graces every believer with spiritual gifts, which are sovereignly-given abilities graciously bestowed upon every believer at salvation to enable them to perform a function effectively within the church, the Body of Christ. (John 14:16-19; 16:7-15; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 8:9, 11; Titus 3:5; Eph. 4:11-16.

Sanctification.
The act of separation from that which is evil, and dedication unto God.

The Church and Its Mission. 
The church is the representative of Jesus on earth and is to carry out the Great Commission.

The Ministry. 
A divinely called and scripturally ordained minister has been provided by God to lead the church in evangelization, worship, building the body, and general leadership of the church.

Divine Healing. 
Is provided for today by the Scriptures and included in the atonement for our sins.

The Blessed Hope. 
The resurrection of the just is the blessed hope of the body of Christ.

The Final Judgment. 
There will be a final judgment at which all people will be judged.

Statement of Marriage. 
We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman instituted by and publicly entered into before God.