SOMA is a mission agency called by God to serve the Anglican Communion and the worldwide Church:
- by building up and equipping the Body of Jesus Christ
- through the renewing power of the Holy Spirit
- principally through short-term, cross-cultural missions
- for the transformation of individuals, churches and communities
SOMA'S core values
- Jesus Christ is the Lord, Redeemer and Saviour of the world.
- The Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
- Intercessory prayer is essential for releasing God’s power.
- Baptism in the Holy Spirit renews, heals and transforms lives and churches.
- The Holy Spirit enables repentance and growth in holiness.
- Renewal leads to reconciliation, care and unity in the body.
- Renewal empowers the Church for evangelism and mission.
- Renewal seeks the transformation of communities as a sign of the coming Kingdom of God.
- Giving and receiving across cultures is part of God’s precious resource in renewal and mission.
- Effective ministry flows from a servant heart and through loving relationships.