Join other pastors and church leaders from across Australia for our online quarterly cohorts. Hear from different presenters and learn collaboratively around a variety of  topics relevant to our movement.

UPCOMING 2023 DATES (9am Wednesday’s AEST):

  • 3 May: Missional Pathways & Missional Conversations with Stephen Tan from Regeneration Church Monash.
  • 2 August
  • 8 November

To join, email australia.soma@gmail.com.


8-12 June 2023
Soma Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
With Ben Connelly, Dave Miles, Toby Dedden and Hope Foskett


An equipping environment where missional community moves from theory to experience.

We put people in an environment to experience missional community life, to taste and see, rather than just talk theoretically about it. Every participant stays in the home of a missional community leader and sees their lives. They’re immersed in a gospel rich environment and participate in everyday mission.

Soma School equips leaders, church planters, and staff to engage in missional community life, to lead missional communities, and to lead a church of missional communities.

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With Brad Watson, Director of Global Areas

Save the date for our 2023 Soma National Retreat, hosted by Soma Blue Mountains in Katoomba, NSW.

The National Retreat is for Soma pastors and their teams, and those leaning into Soma or thinking about becoming Soma. It’s an opportunity to connect as a network of churches, be encouraged by all God is doing in our midst, learn from, and support each other.

Monday 16 – Thursday 19 October 2023.
CMS Conference Centre, 8 Violet St, Katoomba.

More details to come.


We’re planning our first ever Australian Soma Immerse in the Blue Mountains in January 2024!

Thursday 11 January – Sunday 4 February 2024
Soma Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
With Toby & Annie Dedden, Rohan & Anita Miles, Dave Miles and Hope Foskett.


Soma Immerse is a 3.5-week immersive experience for young adults (school leavers and above) designed to give them a taste of living in an intentional gospel-centred missional community. Participants will receive theological and methodological training in the gospel and how the gospel is lived-out.

The 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 and practicing leadership while serving the Blue Mountains with a missional heart.

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