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Brad Watson serves as an equipping leader at Soma Culver City in Los Angeles where he develops and teaches leaders to form communities that love God and serve the city. He is the author of multiple books including Sent Together: How the Gospel Sends Leaders to Start Missional Communities. He holds a degree in theology from Western Seminary.
KidsMissional CommunitySaturate Podcast
November 21, 2018

New Resource Now Available!

We have a new resource for kids, families, communities, and churches. I'm very excited about it. This children's resource began as a simple guide for missional communities at Bread&Wine, a Soma Church in Portland, Oregon in 2009, during my first year…
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Saturate Podcast
November 20, 2018

Episode 64: Taking Small and Big Steps Toward Everyday Discipleship

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jeff Vanderstelt talk about the tension many believers face: they want to see the way they're being discipled and discipling others transformed into what they see in the Bible (or read…
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Saturate Podcast
October 31, 2018

Episode 063: Cultivating Leadership Pipeline

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney talk about the importance of developing an intentional plan for developing people throughout every area of church life. They give examples, share important things to consider, and encourage…
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Saturate Podcast
October 24, 2018

Episode 062: Loving People Through Apologetics

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with poet and apparel designer, Preston Perry, about loving people of different faiths and speaking the truth with boldness and grace. Check his work out on his YouTube channel: BoldTV.…
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Saturate Podcast
October 17, 2018

Episode 061: Thriving as an Introvert in Community

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Saturate Managing Director, Amy Lathrop about being an introvert in a missional community. They discuss the power, potential, and necessity of having all perspectives and personalities in a missional…
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Saturate Podcast
October 10, 2018

Episode 060: Here in Spirit with Jonathan Dodson

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Jonathan Dodson about the person of the Holy Spirit, who He is, and what it means to live a life transformed by him. What if the Church was awakened…
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Uncategorized
October 3, 2018

Episode 059: The Story of Transitioning Toward Missional Communities

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Ric Olson, who leads a church in Southern California that has been transitioning toward making disciples in the everyday stuff of life. Ric shares his church's story and how…
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LeadershipSaturate Podcast
September 26, 2018

Episode 058: Leadership That Releases Movement

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with David Achata about a new premium podcast we're launching for leaders of leaders. Plus give you a preview of the first episode with Todd Engstrom and Jeff Vanderstelt. Get…
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EthicsGospelSaturate Podcast
September 19, 2018

Episode 057: Sexuality, Identity, and the Gospel with Jackie Hill Perry

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with writer and artist, Jackie Hill Perry about her new book Gay Girl, Good God. Their conversation touches on topics related to her story, temptation, how the church can love homosexuals, and identity.…
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Saturate Podcast
September 12, 2018

Episode 056: How the Story of God Shapes Disciples

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Chris Gonzalez and Kevin Platt of Missio Dei in Phoenix, about the power of the Story of God and how the reality of the Scriptures as one redemptive story changes…
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Saturate Podcast
September 5, 2018

Episode 055: What the Karate Kid Teaches Us About Discipleship

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with author, pastor, and international equipper, Cole Brown about the power of being present, pointing to the goodness of the father, focusing on the basics, and being willing to be bored.…
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Saturate Podcast
August 29, 2018

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…
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Saturate Podcast
August 22, 2018

Episode 053: What’s Essential in an MC? Part 8: Bible, Holy Spirit, and Patience

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Ben Connelly wrap up the "What's Essential" series with an open conversation on our dependence on the Scriptures, Holy Spirit, and patience for taking small steps forward in the gospel,…
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Saturate Podcast
August 15, 2018

Episode 052: What’s Essential to an MC? Part 7: Mission and Purpose

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Steve Hart, pastor of Soma Spokane, about their church's journey with mission and disciple making and how the Holy Spirit has been leading them to root communities in the…
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Saturate Podcast
August 8, 2018

Episode 051: What’s Essential to an MC? Part 6: Repentance and Faith

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Ben Connelly talk about the importance and power of a community being rooted in the content practices of repenting and believing the gospel. They briefly tackle the topics of repentance…
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Saturate Podcast
August 1, 2018

Episode 050: What’s Essential in an MC? Part 5: Caring for Friends in Need

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with CJ Bergman, Pastor of Citizens Church in San Francisco, about caring for and loving our friends in need around us. Having eyes, ears, and hearts for those around us…
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Saturate Podcast
July 25, 2018

Episode 049: What’s Essential to an MC? Part 4: Truth and Healing

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with CJ Bergman, pastor of Citizens Church in San Francisco, about the essential element of pursuing spiritual healing and wholeness as a community grows up in Christ and lives on…
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Saturate Podcast
July 18, 2018

Episode 048: What’s Essential in an MC? Part 3: Commitment and Freedom

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Ben Connelly about the importance of committing to the process of becoming a missional community and a devotion to Christ and one another.  
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IdentitySaturate Podcast
July 11, 2018

Episode 047: What’s Essential to an MC? Part 2: Identity

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Ben Connelly about the importance of rooting disciples in their identity in Christ as a community seeks to become a missional community.    
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Saturate Podcast
July 4, 2018

Episode 046: What is Essential in an MC? Part 1: The Gospel

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson begins a new series talking with experienced leaders and practitioners from around the world about what is essential to missional community? This week, Brad Watson is talking with Ben Connelly about…
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