SOMA works for the transformation of individuals and churches and the healing of communities and their lands through the renewing power of the Holy Spirit. This is through Intercession, Prayer and sending short-term Mission Teams across the Anglican Communion.
SOMA’s Call is to ‘care for the nervous system of the Body of Christ’.
SOMA values ‘keeping in step with the Spirit’, ‘being yoked to Jesus Christ’ and ‘doing what we see the Father doing’.
SOMA does not have a set programme or product. For each Mission we build a unique programme to address the issues facing the delegates identified by the inviting Bishop that are within SOMA’s call and ministry and, as the Mission progresses, adapt the programme to the issues revealed by the Holy Spirit through Intercessors, delegates and Team.
Typically, a Team of five or six travel to a Diocese at the invitation of the Bishop to facilitate retreat conferences for clergy, women’s leaders, youth leaders, congregational leaders, evangelists, catechists and readers.
SOMA is 40 years old this year! As part of our celebrations, Archbishop Justin Welby has recorded a special happy birthday video message. Please click here to view.
SOMA is delighted to announce that the Most Revd Justin Badi Arama has agreed to serve as the new Chair of SOMA’s International Board. Justin is the Archbishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan and has been a faithful supporter of, and avid advocate for, SOMA for 20 years, paving the way for SOMA to send 25 mission teams to Sudan and South Sudan in the last 11 years. His role as Chair will be to speak into SOMA, to speak for SOMA, and to be a figurehead and patron.