Jeff Vanderstelt, Author at Saturate

More by Jeff Vanderstelt

As the visionary leader of Saturate and the Soma Family of Churches, Jeff Vanderstelt gets to spend his days doing what he loves—training disciples of Jesus to make more disciples of Jesus and equipping the Church in the gospel and missional living. Additionally, Jeff is on the leadership team of Saturate the Sound, a local church collective focused on gospel saturation in the Puget Sound. Jeff has authored Saturate, Gospel Fluency, and Making Space. He and Jayne, his wife, have three children: Haylee, Caleb, and Maggie. Connect with Jeff at his website www.jeffvanderstelt.com or on twitter @JeffVanderstelt.
Saturate Podcast
November 28, 2023

A Vision and Plan for Gospel Saturation

Can you dream of a day when every man, woman, and child in your context has repeated opportunities to meet Jesus through His people on mission everywhere, everyday?
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Saturate Podcast
November 22, 2023

A Shift from Reaching People to Making Disciples

Jesus never commanded us just to reach people so that our church or group would get bigger. Jesus commanded us to make disciples who make disciples. In order to do that, we need to think through how to lead people…
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Shift from Informing to Equipping God’s People
Saturate Podcast
November 15, 2023

Shift from Informing to Equipping God’s People

So many leaders want to see more disciples of Jesus equipped to make disciples in everyday life. However, far too much of our so-called equipping is only informing people. And sadly, we are not equipping with all the gifts
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Saturate Podcast
November 1, 2023

Collaborating to Plant Churches in Texas

Many leaders and churches have given church planting a try but have not always experienced great success. In many cases, it is because they were trying to do it all alone. We all need greater collaboration...
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Saturate Podcast
October 25, 2023

Shift from Attending to Attaching

People simply attending events or groups will not lead to disciple-making disciples. People need to engage in genuine loving attachment to God and others in order to experience true transformation into the image of Christ....
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Saturate Podcast
August 23, 2023

Coming Home to Yourself

Have you found yourself regularly giving yourself away to the degree that you wonder if you have any self left? Are you tired, weary, and worn out? God is present with you...
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Saturate Podcast
June 28, 2023

Making Disciples in Victoria, British Columbia

As the culture grows more secular and people are less open to the gospel, many struggle to effectively make disciples of Jesus. Victoria, British Columbia, with its affluence and religious skepticism....
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Saturate Podcast
June 14, 2023

We Love Kent

Have you ever wondered if everyday people could see God do extraordinary things by just being willing and ready for God to work in and through them? Maybe you’ve wanted this to be your story....
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Saturate Podcast
June 7, 2023

8 Phases of Pioneer Church Planting

Have you ever wondered how you would go about starting a new church in a hard to reach place? Maybe you find yourself in your present location wondering how to more effectively plant the gospel.
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Saturate Podcast
May 31, 2023

Working Together to Start New Churches

Would you like to see your church intentionally engaged in a process to train and send leaders to start new churches? Are you personally interested in starting a new church? David Thew, along with other leaders from Summit Crossing Community…
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Saturate Podcast
May 24, 2023

Brave Cities

Have you ever wondered if your everyday life of going to work and living in your neighborhood matters? What if the work you do everyday is actually the space where Jesus had always intended to build His Church?
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Saturate Podcast
May 17, 2023

A Vision for Gospel Saturation

Have you ever wondered why so muWhat if every man, woman and child in your region had regular opportunities to meet Jesus? What if every follower of Jesus were envisioned and equipped to be the means by which Jesus accomplishes that…
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Saturate Podcast
May 3, 2023

Naturally Supernatural Discipleship

Have you ever wondered why so much of our experience in discipleship and mission seems to lack the power of the Spirit? Have you read the accounts of Jesus’ ministry and the early Church and wondered why we don’t see the…
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Saturate Podcast
April 26, 2023

Challenges of Leading in an Urban Context

How do we address the struggles of leading in a post-pandemic context? Consider how challenging this has become in an urban context. Dhati Lewis, founder and director of MyBLVD ministries and founding pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta is serving…
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Saturate Podcast
April 19, 2023

30 Years of Growing in Prayer

Have you noticed how your journey of prayer has changed as the seasons of your life have changed? Jeff Vanderstelt shares some of his personal journey of growing in prayer through five different seasons in his own life…seasons of learning,…
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Saturate Podcast
March 29, 2023

Turning Our Thoughts Into Prayers

Have you ever wondered how to move from prayer as ritual to prayer as relational? Jayne Vanderstelt has a very fluid, highly relational, life-giving prayer life. She shares her heart very openly with God and regularly hears from God. In…
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Prayerful Practices While Waiting for Spring
Saturate Podcast
March 22, 2023

Lent: Prayerful Practices While Waiting for Spring

How do we navigate seasons of winter surrounded by darkness and longing? Lent invites us to step into the wilderness space in order to develop a hunger for the promise of resurrection life. Michael Sullivan shares with Jeff Vanderstelt how…
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Saturate Podcast
March 15, 2023

Practicing Transforming Prayer

Have you found that you hold to beliefs that you struggle to put into practice leading to what feels like empty religion? Aaron Niequist, author of The Eternal Current, encourages us to shift from only spoken beliefs to transforming practices.…
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Saturate Podcast
March 8, 2023

Collaborating for Greater Buffalo, NY

Have you ever wondered what might happen if a bunch of churches decided to collaborate their resources, collective gifts, and people toward planting many churches together? The churches in Buffalo, New York have been doing this for many years and…
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Saturate Podcast
March 1, 2023

The Righteous Brood

Raising a family in our present context is no easy task. Leading them to become missionary disciples of Jesus might feel impossible. Hugh Halter talks with Jeff Vanderstelt and shares about his new book which tells the story of how…
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Saturate Podcast
February 22, 2023

Collaborating to Plant Churches in Houston, TX

Ever wonder what it might look like for churches to work together to strengthen and start churches? Bruce Wesley and Chad Clarkson were empowered and freed up by Clear Creek Community Church to give some of their time away to…
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Saturate Podcast
February 15, 2023

Planting the Seeds of the Gospel in Tokyo

Tokyo has almost 40 million people and less than a quarter of a percent know Jesus. Sadly, 95% will likely never know a follower of Jesus their entire life. The need for the gospel to be planted is huge! Yoshito…
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Saturate Podcast
February 8, 2023

Silicon Valley to Querétaro, Mexico: A Church Planting Journey

Leaving a steady career and moving a family to another country to start a church is no easy task. Atanasio Segovia did just that. In this episode, Atanasio shares his story and the story of Familia Soma with Jeff Vanderstelt.…
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Saturate Podcast
January 25, 2023

Serving Charleston

Craig Tuck and Clay Jernigan join Jeff Vanderstelt in this episode of the Saturate podcast. Craig and Clay are part of Mission Charleston, which exists to see churches and leaders collaborating together to love and serve Greater Charleston with the…
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Saturate Podcast
January 18, 2023

Loving the City

Jesus loved Jerusalem and wept over her as He described the people there as a sheep without a shepherd. Jesus still loves cities and sends His people to care for the people in every city like He cared for us.…
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Saturate Podcast
January 11, 2023

Loving the Orphan

One of the ways Jesus taught us to create pathways for the gospel is through serving others like He served us. God loved us so much that He was willing to give His own Son for sinners. He became the…
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Saturate Podcast
December 14, 2022

What a Year 2022 Has Been!

Like the previous two years, 2022 has been a mixed bag for many. Often we define our world by what’s broken or what’s been lost. We need to remember that the cup of sorrow can also be the cup of…
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Saturate Podcast
November 16, 2022

Feeling Your Way to Jesus

Many of us have come to believe that being needy and weak is a bad thing—even a sign of spiritual immaturity. As a result, we may have also come to believe that feelings are not good. In this episode, Jeff…
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Saturate Podcast
October 19, 2022

Spiritual Direction for Healthy Leaders

Chuck Gschwend, spiritual director for the Saturate board and director of culture and spiritual formation at the Eden Project, joins Jeff Vanderstelt to talk about the importance of making spiritual direction a priority for healthy leaders.
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Saturate Podcast
October 12, 2022

Healing Our God Image

Each of us has an image in our head of who God is. That image, however, has been distorted and leads us to interact with a false view of God. The true image of God is seen and declared through…
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Saturate Podcast
October 5, 2022

The Transformational Process

Todd Wermers, Director of Coaching at Tin Man Ministries, joins Jeff Vanderstelt in this episode and shares about his painful and transformative journey from sexual brokenness, leading him to lose his job, enter into recovery, restoring him to emotional health,…
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Saturate Podcast
September 28, 2022

Tin Man Has a Heart

Jeff Vanderstelt talks with Jeff Schulte, Founder and President of Tin Man Ministries, who shares about his journey from brokenness toward emotional and spiritual health, which led to the formation of Tin Man Ministries.
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