Ben Connelly, Author at Saturate

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Ben Connelly is Director of Training for Saturate. After 19 years serving in local churches together, Ben and Jess now get to serve disciple-makers and planter couples across the world, as well as churches/ organizations with a desire for sending. They live in Fort Worth, TX with their three kids. Ben has written/contributed to several books, workbooks, articles, and publications, and has taught university and seminary classes. He serves as an elder in The City Church (Acts29/Soma), which he and Jess planted in 2009. Learn more:
Saturate Podcast
July 28, 2021

Genuine Community with Trillia Newbell, Daniel Im, Jeff Christopherson, and Atanasio Segovia

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Ben Connelly talks with Trillia Newbell, Daniel Im, Jeff Christopherson, Atanasio Segovia about his recent book, Genuine Community. The church isn’t meant to be a collection of strangers. God intends for you to…
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DiscipleshipFamilyMissional Community
July 27, 2021

Jesus is Both the Motive and the Goal

  This is an excerpt of Chapter One from Ben Connelly's newest book A Field Guide for Genuine Community, © Moody Publishers, 2021. Get your copy here or wherever you buy books.   “We've Filed for Divorce.” That bombshell froze…
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Saturate Podcast
July 14, 2021

Genuine Community with Bob Goff, Doug Logan, and Melissa Ice

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Ben Connelly talks with Bob Goff, Doug Logan, and Melissa Ice about his recent book, Genuine Community. We all know that a church is supposed to be a community. The trick is to…
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ChurchChurch PlantingMultiplication
May 4, 2021

One Thing Many Pastors Lack

  One thing that many pastors say they lack is true, deep friendships. Many don't feel they have peers in ministry; several feel like they have allies, but not true confidants. A priority in Saturate's Regional Residencies is to develop…
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Church PlantingLeadership
April 28, 2021

Better Together

Saturate believes that God's people are better as we labor alongside and serve together. Every follower of Jesus has some strengths and some needs, and God designed each church to thrive as we mutually give and receive from each other.…
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En EspañolIglesiaLiderazgoPastoreo
February 12, 2021

7 Marcas de la Eclesiología Esencial

"Yo creo que quizá planté una iglesia". He escuchado esa declaración no menos de dos docenas de veces desde marzo del 2020. Pero en realidad, a menudo suena más como una pregunta. Como si dijeran: “Fue sin querer, queriendo”. El…
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Church PlantingCurrent EventsMultiplication
February 4, 2021

5 Encouragements for Current and Future Planters

  Church planting exists for God’s mission, and has always been a vital part of that mission. He has consistently sent His people into new mission fields, to minister among new people groups, and often to plant new churches.  Sometimes church…
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Church PlantingCurrent Events
February 2, 2021

6 Things to Avoid in Church Planting

  Why do church leaders crash and burn so often? Church leaders rarely burn out, disqualify themselves, quit, or get fired based on a shortfall in their preaching ability, organizational savvy, shepherding skills, or other external competencies in their day…
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Church PlantingCurrent Events
January 28, 2021

You Started a Church. Now What?

  Starting a church is no small thing. It can be simple or complex. It can involve a few people or a few hundred. It can be lots of things. But spiritually, it’s not small. In some ways, starting a…
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Church PlantingCurrent Events
January 26, 2021

7 Marks of Essential Ecclesiology

  “So… I think we may have planted a church.” I’ve heard that statement no less than two dozen times since March of 2020. Actually, it often sounds more like a question—“I’m Ron Burgundy?” COVID has invited much creativity across…
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GospelSpiritual Growth
April 10, 2020

A Worshipful Life in a World of Death

  We have two apple trees in our backyard. All spring our family watches as first leaves, then buds, then flowers grow on the branches. Then, we finally see apples appear— first small and green, but eventually plump and red.…
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En EspañolLiderazgo
April 7, 2020

Liderando Bien

No era una pregunta que esperaba; no era una pregunta que alguna vez pensé qué tendría que responder. Media semana después del encierro por el COVID-19, envié un correo electrónico a un pastor terminando con la frase: "Avísame si puedo…
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GospelSpiritual Growth
March 20, 2020

Hearing Hope

My wife took our three young kids to her parents’ house this week to add some variety to the suddenly three-week spring break produced by coronavirus-related school closures. The kids are enjoying the longer break and playing with cousins, while…
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Church PlantingPastoring
June 2, 2016

Church Planting: 3 Key Steps

  As honest and experienced church planters will tell you, there are mountains of work that go into planting a church. “Three steps” in any title barely scratches the surface of the prayer, planning, people-gathering, fund-gathering, and other preparation that…
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