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Easter with Your Missional Community

  Every season God provides an easy way for us to know, love, and serve our community through cultural celebrations.  In just a few weeks Easter will provide an incredible opportunity to hang out with those you either live next…
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Training Our Children to Pray

  Recently, as I was leading our family devotional time at the dinner table, I decided to use the four questions I often train on: Who is God? What has He Done? Who are we? What do we do? As…
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Revealing a Better Teacher

This is a guest post by Nick Crawford. Nick serves as the Family & Groups Pastor at Fondren Church in Jackson, Mississippi, where he works to see disciples made, matured, and multiplied across all generations. Nick came to Jackson from…
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Everyday Prayer

How to Practice Everyday Prayer “Pray without ceasing!” This was God’s command to the Thessalonians and to us. We need the rhythm of regular, everyday prayer Everyday prayer is about keeping the conversation going with God throughout our day. One…
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Where Are We Now?

Where Are We Now? So we killed missional culture by assuming the gospel, by casting vision without practices, and finally by not loving consumers. Here’s what you can conclude from this series – The Austin Stone is one messed up church.  We’ve made…
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Saturate Podcast

Episode 33: How the Gospel Comes to Students and Parents

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Tim Parlier, Saturate's student specialist, about how high school  students grow in the gospel through relationships and how parents are the primary disciple-makers of students.    
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The Ministry of Showing Up

  It’s not just a student thing though, it’s an everyone in the church thing.  We all need mentors, we need to be discipled, we need role models, we need counselors, advisors, guides. Last night I sat in the living…
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Casting Vision Without Practice

The first way we killed missional culture was assuming the gospel.  Keeping the gospel central also helped the 60% who were frustrated, but we learned another lesson with that group of people.
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Generations of Slaves

  The lie is that porn (or anything for that matter) can satisfy this true and deep need to be fully known, vulnerable, wanted, intimate, and connected. Last month I wrote an article discussing the E.P.I.C. generation acronym to describe…
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Holding onto Christmas

  Guest post by Nathan Thebridge. Nathan grew up in the Southwestern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Attending church with his family was a significant part of his youth. In his early teens, Nathan was given the option of going to church…
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Everyday Confessions

  While there are a hundred ways to do a gospel liturgy, if it doesn’t include some kind of confession, it’s likely not a gospel liturgy. Confession allows us the opportunity to normalize our need for grace and reawaken our…
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Leadership in Community

  A leader welcomes people into the mess of it and works with a community to figure out how they will do it together. Leadership is such a strange thing, especially in the West. The position of leadership is idolized…
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It Starts with Me

  This is a guest post by Sung Chang. Sung Chang is child of God living in the Washington, D.C. suburbs with his wife Rachel and soon-to-be-born daughter. He serves as a small group leader and worship leader, and has taught scripture…
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Saturation in Southern California

  This is a guest post by Hunter Benson. Hunter serves as the Missions and Mercy Pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in San Diego. Hunter also supports Tim Keller’s church planting network, Redeemer City to City, as the City to…
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The Call & The Confusion

  This is why the answer to helping others reach maturity isn’t more training, but more shared life. It’s in the sharing that we offer up our lives as Jesus offered up His life for us. What if the key…
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God’s Grace to Us in 2017

In the early 2000's, my family and a small team of disciples planted a church of missional communities in Tacoma, WA—a venture which seemed to many to be just another church plant. Except, word got out about this church that…
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Reaching the Students of Today

Jesus invited his disciples into experiences, He let them make decisions and take ownership in ministry, He constantly used imagery to convey Kingdom realities, and He allowed even frustrating connection and dialogue between the disciples. Dr. Leonard Sweet coined the…
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Beginnings Matter

Check out part one of our Gospel Liturgies series here.   A single mom stumbles through the foyer, dragging a sobbing infant who’s sick for the third time this winter. A pair of empty-nesters stroll in smiling after a silent…
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A Christian Journalist’s Vocation

When we talk about Gospel Saturation we are talking about the truths of Jesus changing everything - every person and every place. As followers of Jesus this means that our places of work are saturated with the gospel through Christ…
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Gifts for Gospel Saturation

Give a gift that makes a difference. We know your inbox is likely full of sales, coupons, and advertisements this week so we don't want to add to that noise, but we do want to share with you some incredible…
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We’re Grateful for You

You may not realize this, but all the work we get to do is because of the people who support us. Everyday disciples are the backbone of Saturate. We wanted to take the opportunity to acknowledge you all and say…
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Saturate Podcast

Episode 026: The Holidays in MC Life

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks about the challenges and opportunities missional communities face during Christmas...
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Are Missional Communities the Key to Church Unity?

  Equipping believers to partner together as gospel communities and commissioning them to be missionaries in the everyday places where they already work, play, learn, and live will lead to a much more sustainable path to unity over time. In…
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