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February 22, 2018

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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February 20, 2018

The Call and the Commission

  When Jesus's commissions are read together, we get a more accurate picture of a King who cares for the broken. If our strategies don’t include the care and healing of the whole man, we’ve missed the real commission. Discipleship is about more than beliefs and practices, it’s the process of…
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January 9, 2018

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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January 2, 2018

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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December 28, 2017

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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December 12, 2017

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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November 30, 2017

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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November 23, 2017

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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November 21, 2017

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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October 17, 2017

How to be Coached

  Coaching is essential for a sustained missional community movement. If you are committed to decentralized discipleship, you must make ongoing investments in leaders. We call this coaching—a process of pulling out what the Holy Spirit has already put inside…
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October 4, 2017

Episode 020: There Are No Silver Bullets

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson hosts special guest Daniel Im to discuss his new book: No Silver Bullets. Their conversation dives into the research and concepts driving his book and how leadership is more about micro…
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