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Post: Spiritual Formation Plan

  Today we welcome Adam Breckenridge from Fellowship Paragould in Arkansas to the Saturate blog. He’s sharing the resource they created to help their body become emotionally and relationally healthy. How do we apply the gospel to our hearts in…


Post: What Does Community Look Like for You This Fall?

Early in the pandemic, it was said, “We are all in the same storm, but different boats.” This has proven to be true over the past year and a half, especially when it comes to missional communities or community groups….


Post: A Call to Taste the Bread of Life

  “Who will help me plant my seeds?” asked the Little Red Hen. “Not I,” said the dog. “Not I,” said the cat. “Not I,” said the duck. “Then, I will plant them myself,” said the Little Red Hen, and…


Post: Gospel Rooted | Day by Day

We want to grow in gospel fluency and have it deeply planted into our thoughts, words, and actions. Where do we start? God Himself; growing in our intimacy with Him, letting the roots of His love grow deeper and deeper...

Post: Devotion and Vocation

I started teaching full-time in October. Prior to this, I had primarily been either a student or a stay-at-home mom, which meant I was consistently able to dedicate a good chunk of time to “being with Jesus” in Word and…


Post: “Undoing” Wrong Thinking

  Getting believers to obey God together in the midst of non-Christians is one of the most powerful witnesses to the gospel we have. I recently sat down with Brian Daniel from LifeWay‘s Groups Ministry blog to talk about helping churches and…


Post: Kids? Here’s what we do . . .

  Have questions about student ministry, serving the marginalized and protecting our kids, and logistics … get your answers here. Last week’s blog post about how to care for, disciple, and include kids during small group or missional community meetings…


Page: Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How do we make disciples during a global health crisis? We’ve never led disciples through a pandemic. Until recently, we hadn’t led missional communities on Zoom nor thought of ways to be on mission to our neighbors while keeping six...

Post: Filling, Lengthening, and Multiplying our Tables

  Check out part one to this blog post here.  Our practice of Family Tables is certainly nothing new, but simply an expression of missional community for our context. Shared meals have been an important part of missional communities for…


Post: Family Tables

  The Backstory When we introduced missional communities to our church just over a year ago, the concept was new, not only to the members, but also to some of the leadership. People thought they had a basic idea of…


Post: Seven Practices for Missional Hospitality

  The practice of hospitality is a mandate of scripture. Romans 12:13, Hebrews 13:2, and 1 Peter 4:9 all encourage us to “practice,” “show,” and “offer” hospitality. Opening your home to host gatherings like your missional community or a DNA…


Post: Mission Resistance

  Someone once said nothing reveals sin in the heart like calling people to mission. Opportunities for a missional community to serve and bless others often come into conflict with our schedules, preferences, convenience, or comfort. How we respond to…


Post: Why Missional Community Pilot Groups?

  This is an excerpt from our newly released, Pilot Group Guide.  This resource is available through the Missional Church Transition Starter.     If you are a church of missional communities that is growing numerically through Sunday attendance or…


Post: Transitioning Community Groups to Small Groups

  Post two in a short series on how to turn a “small group” culture into a “missional community” culture with the same group of people by Todd Engstrom. Read part three here. In the last post, we looked at…


Page: Growing in Christ Together

Discipleship is not a program of the church, but the mission of the church.   We love hearing the way God is working in and through your lives. Please take a few minutes to share the ways that you've seen...

Resource: How to Equip a Missional Community

In this training series, Jeff Vanderstelt provides a comprehensive “101” equipping for missional communities, addressing 24 key topics related to missional community life.


Post: But, How Do We Do It?

  We’re excited to share a resource that’s been many years in the making. But, How Do We Do It? comes as a result of many years of consulting with churches looking to be faithful to their mandate to make disciples…


Post: Holiday Guide in Action

  Guest post by Rusty Langford, pastor at Matthew’s Table I believe even the process itself of thinking together of how to grow in our love for God, one another, and our neighbors is formative as people seeking to be…


Post: From Vision to Reality

  My name is Marshall Benbow, and I am the discipleship pastor at Grace Community Church in Greensboro, NC. We are a church of about 500 in a Bible Belt city of about 250,000 people. Over the years through the…


Post: Leading through Repentance and Faith

  Repentance is likely something you are used to suggesting to someone in your church or something you typically do after a fight with your spouse or impatience with your children. Have you ever repented of the darkness in your…


Post: Take A Walk . . .

  About a year ago I picked up a book from Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola called Jesus Speaks – Learning to Recognize & Respond to the Lord’s Voice. It was ten dollars well spent. I enjoyed the first half of…


Post: Mystified by Easter

  If I’m perfectly honest, I’ve always been somewhat mystified by Easter. While I understand the Scriptural truths behind it, I haven’t been able to put a finger easily on why it is such a big deal for my own life…


Post: Missional Rhythms in Urban Contexts? Here’s What We Do

Answers from Saturate’s Online Community – get answers like these and more by signing up for Saturate’s free Online Community. How do you approach the dynamics and difficulties of living within these missional rhythms in urban contexts? Recently, I wrote…


Post: Living on Mission

  Most Christians have nagging thoughts that they “should tell people about Jesus” but they don’t know where to start. Honestly, the first dozen times I told people about Jesus was on a stage not a sidewalk. The stage’s safety…


Page: 2017 C2C Saturate Canadian Events

Saturate and Gord Fleming, Mark Burch, and Scott Thomas from C2C have developed a series of trainings in key cities across Canada to equip the church in gospel-motivated mission. These customized Everyday events will offer simple tools for how to apply the gospel…


Post: It Must Be Connected

  If you haven’t read the prior articles in this series, it might be helpful to review to give you some context.  This is a continuation flushing out the E.P.I.C. generation acronym.  (Experiential, Participatory, Image-rich, Connected).  The goal is to…


Post: How is a Church-On-Mission Organized?

  (You can read the next part in the How Do We Do It series here.) Life is the program, and everyday is the mission.  At one of the recent Saturate Every Day events, Jeff Vanderstelt and I were answering…


Post: We Need “Good Shepherd” Theology

  During our family meal last week, my five-year-old son Caleb perched attentively on the arm of the padded chair in which I sat––my Bible sprawled open on the coffee table in front of us. “What does it mean for…


Page: How to Share Your Story

Life Inside a Story Everyone has a Dominant Story Every person you encounter, every community you enter into, and every culture you engage has a dominant story with many sub-stories. The dominant story is the most prominent, compelling, and controlling...