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Disciple-Making in the Inner-City Context

  In this episode, Jeff Vanderstelt talks with Myron Pierce, founder of Mission Church, Every Inner City, and Side Hustle Pastor, to learn more about transferable forms of disciple-making in everyday life in the inner-city context.
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Collaborative Prayer: The Story of Awaken Nashville

  In this episode, Jeff Vanderstelt talks with Dave Clayton, founder of Awaken Nashville to learn more about how the churches in Nashville collaborated on an initiative to pray for every person in their city for 30 days. Gospel saturation in…
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Collaborative Prayer for Gospel Saturation

  Gospel saturation in a city or region requires ongoing, collaborative prayer to align ourselves with the heart and purposes of God in our city. In this episode, Jeff Vanderstelt talks with Alexis Phillips, Jeff Vancil, and Chris Gough about…
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Advent Resources for 2021

Waiting. Waiting etches itself into the experience of every son and daughter of God through the pains of bondage, plague, drought, and storm. Sarah and Abraham waited for Isaac. Joseph waited for his brothers and God’s grace to make evil…
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15 Commitments of a Strong Church

“WE ARE ALL START-UPS NOW” This was Andy Crouch’s insightful prediction early on about the coming fallout for organizations in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic. While many did not want to believe this was their situation, coming into Fall…
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Humility is Better Than Rightness

Often we clarify our convictions hoping to strengthen unity—“Here is what I believe… Who’s with me?” But what if a doctrine becomes destructive or divisive not because of what it is, but because of how we hold it? Isn’t it…
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Study Guides for Missional Communities

A missional community is a way to organize the church to gather and send groups of people on the mission of God. Simply put, a missional community is a group of people who are learning to follow Jesus together in…
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Genuine Community with Alan Hirsch, Shaun Alexander, Bob Roberts, and Elliot Grudem

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Ben Connelly talks with Alan Hirsch, Shaun Alexander, Bob Roberts, and Elliot Grudem about his recent book, A Field Guide for Genuine Community. This is the final episode of our mini-series and we…
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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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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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A Life of Discipleship

  Part of our own discipleship is “paying it forward”: seeing God not only work in us, for our own discipleship, but also seeing him work through us, for others’ discipleship The person and work of Jesus cannot remain as…
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We Are a Spiritual Family

  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.   Throughout over twenty years of helping lead…
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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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The Trials of Incarnational Living

  How many times have I thought, “Lord, why did you call me to this?” A little over a year ago my family moved into the overlooked neighborhood our missional community had been serving for four years—the same neighborhood where…
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There Must Be Something More

  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. Most of the Bible’s commands that translate into…
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Recovering My Humanity

  This fall, Jeff Schulte, founder of Tin Man ministries and Jeff Vanderstelt will be hosting Gospel Fluency for the Heart events. These events are designed to help us learn how to re-engage our emotions, experience Jesus as the healer…
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Why Join Soma School?

Soma School is a gospel-centered, missional ecclesiology immersion experience which exists to see pastors, planters, and leaders thoroughly gripped by the gospel. Soma School is a combination of white-board theology sessions, personal processing, and immersion within the life of a…
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How Do You Hear From God?

  Today we are offering a second sneak peek video into a new series with Jeff Vanderstelt that dives into your most asked questions. We love getting to interact with your questions at live events and have been encouraged by your response…
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Are Missional Communities Just a Passing Fad?

  We love getting to interact with your questions at live events and this year we are bringing that experience online in our new Q+A Series. How do you disciple in a busy, individualistic culture? How do you learn to…
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Leading the Church Post Crisis

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Duke Revard talks with Dawson Jones about leading the church post-crisis. When things go wrong, people quickly become disoriented. Leaders are responsible to gain clarity and to reorient people into a new reality.…
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Gospel Saturation through Education

  Do you want to see your community saturated with the gospel? A great place to start is considering how your vocation can promote the flourishing of your community and making disciples. In this guest blog post, Daniel McDonald shares…
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What We Measure While on the Mission

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Duke Revard talks with Jared Pickney on the critical role of metrics as we pursue the Great Commission together. People work on what you measure, people duplicate what you celebrate. Jared shares how…
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Reframing Where We Are

This blog is an excerpt from our recently released Leader Cohort Series.  We designed this series of videos and guides to help groups of pastors and leaders to meet together in cohorts for the purpose of growing in health, learning…
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Leading Yourself to Ongoing Personal Spiritual Renewal

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Duke Revard talks with Chuck Gschwend about leading yourself to ongoing spiritual renewal. Chuck has been on a multi-year, deep dive on all things Richard Lovelace's book Dynamics of the Spiritual Life. We…
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Developing Holistic, Healthy Church Planters

  One of the more difficult aspects of church planting comes long before the church is ever planted. It isn’t that the planting of the church is easy, but there is a reality that the actual planting of the church…
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What Does Membership Have To Do With Gospel Saturation?

    This year has left us all longing for more… more than pandemic fears and isolation, political unrest, racial injustices, economic challenges, and the weariness in our own souls. We long for hope, peace, and joy. We long for…
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Discovering Distorted Images of God in Discipleship

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Duke Revard talks with Nathan Wagnon about discovering our distorted images of God and the gift of reforming people’s view of God. Discipleship is about communing with the living God and participating in…
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Missional Living Unhurried

  One of the most powerful practices for the Church today is examining His purposeful, unhurried rhythms, and how He lived counter to the culture of this fast-paced world. Studying the ways of Jesus’ life on earth has led me…
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A Sorrowful Good Friday

  Jesus walked the earth as a man with flesh and bones. Take a moment to try to sense how real He is. Try to feel it. Picture His dark curly hair, His deep olive complexion, His eyes full of…
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Treasuring Christ during Holy Week

  Ever since my children were little, we have kept the tradition of making an Easter Mountain during Holy Week, an idea I took from Noel Piper’s Treasuring Christ in Our Traditions. We make a large lump of salt dough,…
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