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Post: What to Expect from People in DNA Groups

  Expectations for being in a DNA Group Deep discipleship and transformation doesn’t happen in isolation. Rather, deep growth occurs in the soil of trusting relationships, where we can be known and loved, challenged and encouraged. This is the purpose…


Page: DNA | Discover. Nurture. Act.

What is a DNA Group? A DNA Group usually consists of three people—men with men, women with women—within a particular community on mission, who meet together regularly to be known and to bring the gospel to bear on each other’s...

Resource: The Role of DNA Groups

Abe Meysenburg shares that DNA groups are same sex triads of people who are a part of the same missional community who meet weekly to discover, nurture, and act…


Resource: Details of a DNA

DNA groups provide a space for people to gather together in smaller groups to study the Bible, care for one another, and encourage the fruit of repentance in each other’s lives.


Post: Episode 054: Diving Deep into DNA Groups

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Jared Pickney and Adam Breckenridge of Fellowship Paragould about how they are implementing DNA groups within their missional communities. They talk about why, the structure, leadership, and what a…


Post: Not Just Broing Out

  This is a guest post by Casey Samulski. Casey is a husband, writer, and entrepreneur who loves Jesus and making disciples of Jesus. He has led and coached missional communities in New York City and now lives in Los Angeles…


Post: Leading From Your Own Need for Jesus

  We need people who have access to our lives, ask us hard questions, probe our motivations, and remind us of the freedom we’ve been given in Jesus.  In a post I wrote a few years ago, I discussed how the…


Post: Discipling Each Other

  The most meaningful relationships in life are symbiotic: the people involved mutually benefit, encourage, and foster growth in each other. Growing as a disciple requires this kind of relationship by the power of the Holy Spirit and through the…


Post: Curriculum, Tools, Modules . . . Oh My!

  This week we released the first of this year’s helpful tools, Annual Planning: Hopes & Dreams!  Resource overview for 2017 The primary plan for this year will focus on making our current resources easier to use with new guides,…


Post: What’s Next?

  Filled with the excitement of making a covenant, they meet with their pastor who is also “coaching” them through this process. Their first question is, “What do we do now?” Imagine a newly launched missional community lead by a…


Post: Institutionalizing the Change

  If there is one thing I have learned in the transition to missional community, it is “practice the art of assuming nothing”.  Never assume that you, your team, your leaders, or your church have it figured out! To make…


Post: Proactive Leadership Development for Multiplication

  This is an excerpt from a live Question + Response session in our newly launched Missional Church Transition Starter. How do you get ahead of growth? How do you get new leaders ready in order to multiply your missional communities?…


Post: How Do You Create a Culture of Heart Care?

  Part 5 in the 6 Questions We Answer Again and Again series. How does a culture like this care for members’ hearts? A church organized around missional communities—a vision of church that focuses on getting people wrapped into the…


Post: Transitioning Church Culture

  Our journey towards transitioning our church culture from activity to identity began over six years ago.  Another pastor and I, both on staff at the same church, were wrestling through some troubling trends we each saw as we sought…


Post: Spiritual Formation Plan

  Today we welcome Adam Breckenridge from Fellowship Paragould in Arkansas to the Saturate blog. He’s sharing the resource they created to help their body become emotionally and relationally healthy. How do we apply the gospel to our hearts in…


Resource: Discipling Each Other

In this video, Brad Watson explains the structures and resources used to help disciples grow in their love for one-another and take steps in discipling each other.


Resource: Growing in Christ Together – Leader

The Leadership Guide is curated from pastors across the Soma Family of Churches and comes with nearly two decades of experience leading DNA groups. This curriculum is your Discipleship training wheels…


Post: Creating an Environment for Discipleship

In the Story, we watch as Jesus makes disciples, turning fishermen into fishers of men. Then before He ascends into heaven, He gives them the mission to also make disciples who obey His commands. Then over and over in Acts…


Post: What’s a Road Map for Transforming Small Groups?

I understand the vision, and I understand the principles of missional communities. I’m bought in! But what is my scope and sequence I need to work through to transition our small groups into missional communities? With so many resources, primers,…


Page: Online Courses

Whether you are a disciple of Jesus looking to grow personally, a missional community leader, or a church leader, we've designed these courses with you in mind. Each course includes video training from a variety of teachers, as well as...

Resource: Ordinary People

Living on mission isn’t rocket science. It is simply the people of God taking seriously the call to saturate the earth with the gospel of Jesus Christ by making disciples who make disciples.


Post: Living on Mission

  Most Christians have nagging thoughts that they “should tell people about Jesus” but they don’t know where to start. Honestly, the first dozen times I told people about Jesus was on a stage not a sidewalk. The stage’s safety…


Page: Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How do we make disciples during a global health crisis? We’ve never led disciples through a pandemic. Until recently, we hadn’t led missional communities on Zoom nor thought of ways to be on mission to our neighbors while keeping six...

Post: Filling, Lengthening, and Multiplying our Tables

  Check out part one to this blog post here.  Our practice of Family Tables is certainly nothing new, but simply an expression of missional community for our context. Shared meals have been an important part of missional communities for…


Post: Family Tables

  The Backstory When we introduced missional communities to our church just over a year ago, the concept was new, not only to the members, but also to some of the leadership. People thought they had a basic idea of…


Post: Seven Practices for Missional Hospitality

  The practice of hospitality is a mandate of scripture. Romans 12:13, Hebrews 13:2, and 1 Peter 4:9 all encourage us to “practice,” “show,” and “offer” hospitality. Opening your home to host gatherings like your missional community or a DNA…