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Purpose in the Pain

Thanksgiving has gone by, and we’ve made our way into the season of Advent. The holidays are a time of year when we attempt to fight the typical busyness of life in favor of slowing down to enjoy good food,…
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When Our View of Church is Too Small

About five years ago, I read an article on TGC’s website about Andy Davis’ book on Scripture memory. I remember thinking, “I could never memorize a book of the Bible. I mean, he’s a preacher and works at a church.…
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A 180 Return to Disciple-Making

This is an excerpt of the Introduction from Jeff Vanderstelt’s newest book One-Eighty: A Return to Disciple-Making © Exponential. Download the free e-book here.Prior to 2020, during a time of training, I would often ask, “If for some reason the church…
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Redeeming Halloween

I saw a long and somewhat compelling Facebook post the other day about Halloween. A “friend” was building an argument that the holiday must be condemned by true Christians. The argument suggested that all efforts to participate in festivities were…
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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Finding Our Humanity Through Lent

As I write this I’m suffering from a head cold. I hate being sick. I feel my mind and my body are failing me even though I know it’s an immune response for which I should be grateful. I just…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Listening to God Backward and Forward

  One of my favorite rhythms in our marriage is our annual conversation and reflection on the year that was and the year that is coming. It was in these moments we prayed about starting a new missional community, moving…
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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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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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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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Restoring Shalom

It is an understatement to say we encounter free-floating anxiety pretty much everywhere these days—at work and school, in our organizations, in politics, and in our homes and families. We can sense our muscles tightening, our jaws clenching, and our…
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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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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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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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Disciple-Making Lab

Jeff Vanderstelt interacts with Doug Paul, from Catapult, around the common struggles churches have in developing disciple-making strategies with an aim to provide practical solutions. In particular, Saturate and Catapult are partnering together to provide a Disciple-Making Digital Workshop on…
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Disciple-Making with Kansas City Underground

In this episode, Jeff Vanderstelt talks with Brian Johnson and Rob Wegner, leaders with the Kansas City Underground, about how they equip everyday people for disciple-making in everyday life leading to MicroChurch expressions so that all of Kansas City will…
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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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