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our beliefs

Our Purpose

When Jesus walked the earth he had a two-fold goal, to seek and to save the lost and to empower the found to make an eternal impact in the world. In Jesus’ time there were frauds, phonies, and hypocrites. There were religious leaders who were only concerned about money, rules, and tradition, but Jesus came and offered something different. Jesus was building a church or a body (soma in the original language of the Bible) of believers who’d offer something radically real in a world of imposters. This historical account of Jesus’ day may sound a lot like where our church culture is today, but we are different. Our desire is replicate the church Jesus had in mind when He left this earth. A church that loves, a church that listens, a church that offers hope, and a church that in today’s culture is dedicated to connecting to God and each other to make a difference in our world.

What We Believe

Our statement of faith captures the essence of who we are as a church. Below are some some of the beliefs we consider essential and non-negotiable for individuals and faith-based communities seeking to live a truly authentic life that reflects the message of Christ. Most of the time people get caught up in the non-essentials and miss the point of why Jesus came and what He did for us. In the essential areas of the faith, we require unity; in the non-essentials, we offer freedom; and in all things, we demonstrate love.

  • One God
  • Jesus
  • The Bible
  • Man
  • Salvation
  • The Church
  • The Afterlife

One God

We believe that Scripture teaches there is one and only one true and living God, who is self-existent, and the eternal “I AM,” the creator of heaven and earth, and the redeemer of mankind. He has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the same in essence, though distinct in personality (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:18-19; Luke 3:22). These three are one God, having the same nature, attributes, and perfection and are worthy of the same homage and obedience (Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3, 4; II Corinthians 13:14; Revelation 1:4-6).

Jesus

Jesus was born miraculously of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1: 23; Luke 1:31, 35). He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; I Peter 2:22).
He came into the world to save men from the guilt and condemnation of sin (John 3:16), offering His blood as atonement (I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:21) and making it available to all who exercise faith in Him.
He resurrected from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; I Corinthians 15:4).
He is exalted to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1-3).
His divinity is proved from His titles, His attributes, and His works (John 1:14; Luke 1:26-35; Acts 4:12; Acts 16:31).
He is presently seated at the right hand of God the Father, interceding for His redeemed.
We also acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord over all things in Heaven, and in Earth, and under the Earth (John 1:12-14; I Timothy 3:16; Acts 7:37-38; Philippians 2:9-10; Hebrews 7:25).
With these things stated we hold fast to the truth that no man comes to the Father apart from Jesus and salvation is exclusively acquired by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (John 14:6).

Jesus

Jesus was born miraculously of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1: 23; Luke 1:31, 35). He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; I Peter 2:22).
He came into the world to save men from the guilt and condemnation of sin (John 3:16), offering His blood as atonement (I Corinthians 15:3; II Corinthians 5:21) and making it available to all who exercise faith in Him.
He resurrected from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; I Corinthians 15:4).
He is exalted to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1-3).
His divinity is proved from His titles, His attributes, and His works (John 1:14; Luke 1:26-35; Acts 4:12; Acts 16:31).
He is presently seated at the right hand of God the Father, interceding for His redeemed.
We also acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord over all things in Heaven, and in Earth, and under the Earth (John 1:12-14; I Timothy 3:16; Acts 7:37-38; Philippians 2:9-10; Hebrews 7:25).
With these things stated we hold fast to the truth that no man comes to the Father apart from Jesus and salvation is exclusively acquired by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (John 14:6).

The Bible

We believe that the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, were written by holy men inspired by the Holy Spirit and are God’s revealed word to man. They are the sufficient, infallible rule and guide to salvation and all Christian worship and service.  All the Scriptures center about the Lord Jesus Christ and hence, no portion is properly read nor understood until it leads to Him.  (II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Thessalonians 2:13).

Man

1. Of the World: God spoke into existence the world and all things that it contains, for His own pleasure, and the enjoyment of His creatures (Revelation 4:11; I Timothy 6:17).

2. Of Man: God created man in His image according to Genesis 1:26 as a triune being consisting of spirit, soul (which is made of the mind, will, and emotions), and a body.

Salvation

Assurance means that you, a believer in Jesus Christ, have confidence that you are in the family of God and therefore have eternal life. Assurance looks at our eternal salvation from man’s viewpoint. The central passage is 1 John 5:13. Each clear verse about eternal salvation, such as John 3:16, stresses the basis for our assurance.

The Church

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general church, which is written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22-23;2:22, Hebrews 12:23).

The Afterlife

Assurance means that you, a believer in Jesus Christ, have confidence that you are in the family of God and therefore have eternal life. Assurance looks at our eternal salvation from man’s viewpoint. The central passage is 1 John 5:13. Each clear verse about eternal salvation, such as John 3:16, stresses the basis for our assurance.

our values

Mission

To Connect People to Christ and each other to make a difference in our world.

Vision

To help you find your place in the body of Christ.

Our Core

  • We have Esther’s heart - We are intentional about placing God above preference.
  • We talk like Job - We use our mouths for good.
  • We don’t wear Saul’s armor - We rely upon the time tested truths of God’s word.
  • We pursue like Jacob - Worship is our primary calling.
  • We’re reliable like Ruth - You can count on us.
  • We always carry a towel - Serving is a lifestyle not a Sunday thing.
  • We love Jesus- It’s not about us, we’re here to make Him famous.

our pastors

Reed and Erika Uberman were married in 2009 and have two awesome boys, Elias and Jude. They have over 17 years of experience serving the local church and have done just about everything you can do in church. Reed has an MA in theology and Erika has a BA in business both from Lee University. Reed and Erika began to feel a burden to reach the city of Cincinnati with the life-changing truths of God’s word in November of 2017. Since then they’ve stepped out in faith and risked it all to plant a life-giving church in Cincinnati. The outgrowth of that original vision turned into Soma Church, a relational, relevant, and refreshing church that bridges the gap that sometimes exist between the Bible and the modern day church. Whether you've been in church your whole life or never attended, we want you to see what a difference a life-giving church can make.