Steve Sjogren is a veteran Evangelist-Church Planter and is considered the "father of servant evangelism."
He and his wife Janie have been involved directly in planting 5 churches in Los Angeles, Oslo, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Tampa Bay. Out of those churches they have coached several dozen more outwardly focused churches into existence.
Their consistent message has been connected with the message of Romans 2:4, that “the kindness of God leads to repentance.” They have found that as we serve not-yet Believers in simple but profound ways, along with verbalizing the Gospel message, in time they desire to repent and follow Jesus. They have seen many thousands go through the process of repentance and salvation.
They currently lead a Free Methodist congregation in Newberg, Oregon.
Steve Sjogren's Latest Posts
Momentum is a holy thing. It can be blessed to increase or it can be messed with and diminish if we take it for granted. When it’s happening we all smile, we celebrate and look pretty smart. If we are wise we will learn to walk in tune with God’s Spirit regardless of ever-changing external factors. It is the […]
We hope that each time you connect with those in your city with acts of kindness, generosity, and practical love you are giving out a “Connect Card.” Many well meaning folks ask, “Why use any sort of card at all? Isn’t that a ‘string’ when you say ‘no strings attached’?” The reality is that people […]
Stop Trying, Start Living “You know Steve, it’s tough to teach an old dog new tricks…” This is the line I got from a pastor (who was a number of years younger than me!) in the middle of a coaching conversation concerning turning his congregation outward. Outflow is not about learning a new approach to […]
In one sense, spiritual matters are matters of growth with discipline and practice like all else in life. Just as a seed is planted in the ground, then grows slowly, matures, and eventually bears fruit, so it is with new skills in our lives – whether they are spiritual or intellectual. On the other hand, […]
“So how many of those we served yesterday came today?” That was the question Big Dave Cain asked in July of 1985, a couple of weeks after we had gone “public.” In the weeks prior to our launch we had a weekly group of what I affectionately termed the “Rambos.” They were up for literally […]
It was a common sight to see men of all levels of social strata to wear belts and suspenders at the same time in one city in which I launched churches. The first time I saw this I thought, “Wow, this guy must have some sort of neurosis – he is really afraid of his […]
Prayer is absolutely essential for any ministry longevity.I used to use the word “success” flippantly to describe what I one day realized was really longevity. What most of us are really aiming for is long-term fruitfulness — something that will endure for the long haul. All too often in modern Church history it is common […]
Valentines Day – the universal celebration of love. Anyone keen on walking in, learning about, and speaking the fluent language of love will be electrified this day. Get excited – spread some around. You aren’t the source of it so take a risk here and love like there’s no tomorrow! (I can tell you from […]