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Missional Community Coaching Template

Missional Community Coaching Template

In this resource, you'll find a simple guide to help you engage, develop, and coach missional community leaders in a group session. We've found one
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Starting a Missional Community

Starting a Missional Community

In this video, Brad Watson gives practical insights into the "recipe" and first steps of a missional community while recommending helpful resources to getting started.
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Living On Mission

Living On Mission

In this video, Brad Watson shares three wise ways to step into a missional life on a weekly basis and explains three resources we've found to
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Leading a Missional Community

Leading a Missional Community

In this video, Brad Watson describes the role and responsibility of a leader while giving helpful steps and resources to help you lead your missional community.
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Developing Leaders

Developing Leaders

In this video, Brad Watson helps pastors, staff, and leaders understand the process, nature, and resources that can help you to develop leaders of missional
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Discipling Each Other

Discipling Each Other

In this video, Brad Watson explains the structures and resources used to help disciples grow in their love for one-another and take steps in discipling each
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Saturate Sermon Outlines

Saturate Sermon Outlines

One way people can be introduced to the importance of the gospel applied in community and on mission is through teaching. While people often need
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Introduction to Missional Communities

Introduction to Missional Communities

With this resource, you can take the 50,000 foot tour of missional communities and answer some important questions for your team, church, and communities: What
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Our Common Struggle

Our Common Struggle

Have you longed to see the Spirit send new churches, communities, and disciples to new areas of your cities and regions? Do you believe God
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Family Meal: Ideas, Tips, and Plans

Family Meal: Ideas, Tips, and Plans

A cornerstone for many missional communities is a weekly meal together. Not only is that a time when the community hears stories, prays, talk about
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Feasting with the Poor: 4-Week Discussion Guide

Feasting with the Poor: 4-Week Discussion Guide

What if our communities looked to the life of Jesus and saw ourselves as the poor and powerless getting welcomed to feast with the King
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Leading Community to Feasting with the Poor

Leading Community to Feasting with the Poor

While we instinctively know we’re called as Christians to serve and care for the poor, the opportunities and challenges often stop us in our tracks.
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MC Discipleship Continuum

Discipleship is a process that looks different for every person but always involves moving from a place far from God, to being redeemed through belief
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Gospel Clarity: A Personal Study

Gospel Clarity: A Personal Study

You can watch videos, listen to sermons, and hear people in community talk about the gospel, but another important environment to learn the gospel is
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Growing in Christ Together - Leader

Growing in Christ Together – Leader

The Leadership Guide is curated from pastors across the Soma Family of Churches and comes with nearly two decades of experience leading DNA groups. This
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Growing in Christ Together - Participant

Growing in Christ Together – Participant

Growing in Christ Together (Participant Guide) is a sixteen week curriculum designed to help groups of men and women initiate this life-long process of discipleship.
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Sabbath Rest

Sabbath Rest

One of the biggest hinderances to living on mission is our complete exhaustion born out of a belief that we can do life apart from
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Wise with Money

Wise with Money

For many of us, hearing the word "budget" sends chills down our spine; others are filled with glee at the prospect of organizing yet another
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Practicing Rest and Solitude

Practicing Rest and Solitude

While you might consider life as a disciple to be filled with activity, one of the more important invitations Jesus gives us is rest. Solitude
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Missional Community Teamwork

Missional Community Teamwork

We have discovered that leading a missional community works much better when everyone takes ownership of it. We have taken the time to list out
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Am I Wise? Resource | Saturatetheworld.com

Am I Wise?

We cannot live on mission if we don't have time, energy, capacity, or spiritual depth to follow Jesus. Wisdom is the skill and art of
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The Gospel Story: A Passover Meal Experience

The Gospel Story: A Passover Meal Experience

What can you do to make your weekly meeting special during Holy Week? This is a guide to help communities share the Passover meal based
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Living through Dying by Brad Watson

Lent: Living Through Dying

A Six-Week Community Guide Through Lent - The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are at the very heart of Christianity. The good news of
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How to Use Your Community Meeting

How to Use Your Community Meeting

In this course you will learn how you can make the most of your community’s time together for the sake of mission and the health
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making space leader kit by jeff vanderstelt

Making Space Leader Kit

The discussions and exercises in this 8-week interactive handbook provide a step-by-step immersion of your mind, heart, soul, and life in the gospel.
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10 ways to serve others | Saturatetheworld.com

10 Ways to Serve Others

We encourage disciples to seek out at least one opportunity each week to bless or serve others in their neighborhood, work, school, or everyday place.
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10 ways to relationally connect with others | Saturatetheworld.com

10 Ways to Relationally Connect with Others

Spend relational time with a friend, neighbor, or co-worker who doesn't know Jesus and get to know some of his or her story...Read More »
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10 Questions to help you listen to others | saturatetheworld.com

10 Questions to Help You Listen to Others

Missional work starts and ends with relationship. Conversations create the backbone of healthy relationships. ..Read More »
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Transitioning your Church to Missional Communities

Transitioning your Church to Missional Communities

Do you desire to be a "New Testament church" and simultaneously struggle with simply "doing church on Sundays?" Read More »
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Annual Reflection

Annual Reflection

Surrounded by family gatherings and parties, the frantic holiday season typically drowns out the beginning of the new year. Wedged somewhere between layovers, hangovers, and
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Advent Community Guide 

Advent Community Guide 

We designed this devotional as a way to help you think about the themes of Advent and Christmas. There is one devotional reading for each
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Churches on Mission Starter

Churches on Mission Starter: For Pastors & Leadership Teams

This short booklet will guide you through a big-picture view of what the church is called to be and do: make disciples. Read More »
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Communities on Mission Starter: For Leaders

Communities on Mission Starter: For Leaders

We've condensed the essential concepts and first steps toward disciple-making into this short booklet for people like you. Read More »
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Disciple-Making Starter

Disciple-Making Starter

We've condensed the essential concepts and first steps toward disciple-making into this short booklet for people like you. Read More »
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How to Make a Plan for the Holidays

How to Make a Plan for the Holidays

While the holidays can be a very busy season, they are also especially ripe with missional and communal opportunities. What if this year, you intentionally
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Stories of Gospel Fluency

Stories of Gospel Fluency

In this video, hear everyday disciples share the impact gospel fluency has had on their lives. These men and women speak to the reality of
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Common Mistakes in Evangelism

Our Most Common Evangelism Mistake

Jeff Vanderstelt explains the most common mistake we often make in evangelism: We don’t listen...
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how to be coached

How to be Coached

If you are a leader within a missional community, you will likely need to be coached. Why? Because your community and leadership is unique...Read More
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MC Church Realities Series

MC Church Realities Series

This is a 14-part downloadable audio series: Churches that are structured around missional communities face a diverse range of challenges and questions...
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How to Equip an MC Series

How to Equip an MC Series

This is a 24-part downloadable audio series: Missional community is more than an event, it is a family of missionary servants who make disciples who
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Coloring Sheets

Coloring Sheets

Enhance the understanding of each story with the Story of God for Kids  downloadable coloring pages! 
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How to Overcome Fear in Sharing the Gospel

How to Overcome Fear in Sharing the Gospel

Sharing the gospel in daily conversations with believers and unbelievers can be a frightening task. In this video, Jeff Vanderstelt authentically shares how he overcomes
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The Difference Between Gospel-ish and Gospel Fluency

The Difference Between Gospel-ish and Gospel Fluency

While we might often drop little nuggets about the gospel into conversation, there is a big difference between talking about the gospel and speaking the
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Five Essentials for Effective Mission + Template

Five Essentials for Effective Mission + Template

The most common issue we hear, as we work with churches of all shapes and sizes around the world, is How do we help equip
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Gospel Fluency Handbook Video Series

Gospel Fluency Handbook Video Series

What is gospel fluency and why is it key to growing up into Christlikeness and accomplishing his mission? ....Read More »
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Gospel Fluency Handbook Video Series

Gospel Fluency Handbook Video Series

What is gospel fluency and why is it key to growing up into Christlikeness and accomplishing his mission? ....Read More »
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Saturate Field Guide Video Series

Saturate Field Guide Video Series

As disciples of Jesus, we don’t go to church; we are the Church. We are the body of Christ . ....Read More »
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Saturate Field Guide Video Series

Saturate Field Guide Video Series

Imagine a day when every man, woman, and child would have a daily encounter with Jesus in word and deed. ....Read More »
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3 Ways Pastors Can Promote Gospel Fluency in their Churches

3 Ways Pastors Can Promote Gospel Fluency in their Churches

Jeff Vanderstelt explains the three best ways to promote gospel fluency in your church: preaching the gospel, encouraging your church to see themselves as minsters
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Why We Need to be More than Nice - Gospel Fluency

Why We Need to be More Than Nice

As Christians, we regularly settle on simply being nice to our neighbors, rather than being bold gospel proclaimers. We must offer the good news of
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3 Practical Ways to Cultivate Gospel Fluency

3 Practical Ways to Cultivate Gospel Fluency

How do you develop the ability to speak the truths of Jesus into the everyday stuff of life? In this video, Jeff Vanderstelt articulates three
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Why You Don’t Need to Live Confused, Accused, and Defeated

Why You Don’t Need to Live Confused, Accused, and Defeated

Every person lives in a daily battle. This battle wages lies and confusion against us. In the gospel, Jesus has won this war. In this
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Assessing Discipleship Effectiveness

Assessing Discipleship Effectiveness

This assessment is a tool that helps elder, staff, and community leadership teams process and assess their disciple-making environment....Read More
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How to Start Living Our Gospel Identity

How to Start Living Our Gospel Identity

As individual disciples, we often get lost in the myriad of the ideas we could do and struggle to simply step into the ideas we can do....Read
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Why it Matters that Jesus is Better than Everything

Why it Matters that Jesus is Better than Everything

While we might regularly use His name in times of struggle, do we truly grasp how much better Jesus is than anything else in this
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Story of God for Kids Curriculum

Story of God for Kids Curriculum

From Creation to Restoration. The unfolding story of God’s creation, redemption, and restoration captivates every human heart-especially the hearts of kids!
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Leader's Cheat Sheet

Leader’s Cheat Sheet

If you’re a leader of a community on mission, you might regularly scratch your head and wonder: "What am I supposed to be doing each
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How to Effectively Bring the Gospel Into Your Parenting

How to Effectively Bring the Gospel into Your Parenting

Too often as parents we use the consequences of sin to keep our kids from sinning, but unfortunately that usually only leads them to sin
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Planning a Weekly Meal or Meeting

Planning a Weekly Meal or Meeting

While many communities set aside one night each week to gather, share a meal, and have meaningful conversation, we often walk through these moments without
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Common Mission Cheat Sheet

Common Mission Cheat Sheet

We created this simple handout for our leaders on common mission as a "cheat sheet" on mission. Intended to be a refresher and a clarifier...Read
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Who are You Sent To

Who Are You Sent to?

This is a helpful two-week exercise to use in our communities to illustrate how God is placing us in our cities, towns, and regions...Read More
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Planning a Month of Missional Community

Planning a Month of Missional Community

The best way to plan and lead your community is to think in months and then weeks. Planning week-to-week is too exhausting,..Read More »
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Empowered by the Holy Spirit for Life on Mission

Empowered by the Holy Spirit for Life on Mission

In Acts 1:8, Jesus tells his disciples they will receive power to be his witnesses. He promises them the Holy Spirit as the source...Read More
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Questions to help a growing disciple | Saturatetheworld.com

Questions to Help a Growing Disciple

We’ve created a discipleship culture in our churches that is built around having the right answers;... Read More »
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Gospel Shepherding - Speak the Truth in Love

Gospel Shepherding – Speak the Truth in Love

How do I speak the truth in love? This is one of our primary tasks as a disciple who makes disciples..... Read More »
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Gospel Shepherding - Ask Good Questions

Gospel Shepherding – Ask Good Questions

Questions help us understand our hearts. Your life has likely been altered by a powerful question that helped you unlock .... Read more »
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Gospel Shepherding - Listen for the Heart

Gospel Shepherding – Listen for the Heart

90% of good discipleship and shepherding is listening. When you’re engaging a person’s story and life.... Read more »
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Listen and Obey

Listen and Obey

How do I bear fruit in keeping with repentance? The Spirit will always call us to live out our gospel identity.... Read more »
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Study and Ask

Study and Ask

How do we read the Scriptures in community and with God at the center? In other words, how can we engage the Bible together.... Read
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But, How Do We Do it?

But, How Do We Do it?

“But, How Do We Do It?” is for all those grasping for answers and seeking clarity as they walk in faithfulness.
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Story of God Video Training Series

Story of God Video Training Series

A 5-part video series about how story shapes humanity. Story is the fabric of relationships, learning, and community. ....Read More »
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How to Lead the Story of God

In part 2 of the Story of God Training, Trip Forgeng and Chris Gonzalez explain how you can use the Story of God in your
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Why We Share the Story of God

In part 1 of the Story of God Training, Brad Watson outlines the power and purpose of story in our society and how we’re called...Read
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We Are Story Formed People

Story shapes humanity. Story is the fabric of relationships, learning, and community....Read More »
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Sheryl’s Story

Brad Watson shares the story of a young woman who engaged the Story of God in his community...Read More »
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The Power of Story

Jared Brient shares what inspires him to create and contribute to stories in the entertainment industry and how God uses story to shape our world
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Bringing Good News Answers

Bringing Good News Answers

Becoming fluent in the gospel happens the same way—after believing it, we have to intentionally rehearse it (to ourselves and to others) and immerse ourselves
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Gospel Fluency | Speaking the Truths of Jesus

Gospel Fluency | Speaking the Truths of Jesus

Even if they want to, many Christians find it hard to talk to others about Jesus. Is it possible this difficulty is because we’re trying
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Interview with Jackie Hill Perry-- Why We Need Gospel Fluency Today

Conversation with Jackie Hill Perry

What is missing in the Church today? Jackie Hill Perry (Hip Hop Artist, poet, writer) discusses...Read More »
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Gospel Fluency Pocket Guide - 4 Exercises

Gospel Fluency Pocket Guide

Are you a leader wanting to give your community a kickstart into the concept and practice of gospel fluency...Read More »
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The "Meal" Exercise

The “Meal” Exercise

This exercise might be a little different for some communities! Some of the most important conversations... Read more »
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Story of God Training

Story of God Training

This training guide provides tips and tools for leading a group of people through any of the Story of God resources...Read more »
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Fruit to Root Exercise

Fruit to Root Exercise

Many of the attitudes, sins, and behaviors we want to change are symptoms of deeper areas of false belief.... Read more »
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True Story - From Creation to Restoration

True Story

This 6-week version was written by Soma pastors to help groups engage the big movements of God’s redemption and restoration.... Read more »
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Discovering our Areas of Unbelief

Discovering our Areas of Unbelief

I’m an unbeliever and so are you. We have all quarantined areas of our lives from the gospel.... Read more »
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Our Need for Gospel Fluency & Making a Plan

Our Need for Gospel Fluency & Making a Plan

When we lead people to anything other than the gospel, we’ve already lost....Read more »
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The Story-Formed Way - From Creation to Restoration

The Story-Formed Way

Chris Gonzalez of Missio Dei Communities explains the power of sharing the biblical story in community...
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GL Handbook | saturatetheworld.com

Gospel Fluency Handbook

The discussions and exercises in this 8-week interactive handbook provide a step-by-step immersion of your mind, heart, soul, and life in the gospel.
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Where Do I Go From Here

Where Do I Go from Here?

Your Missional community walked through a Field Guide laying the foundation for being... Read more »
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Leadership Assessment Checklist - Saturatetheworld

Leadership Assessment Checklist

This assessment is not an exam to pass, but a process to walk through for your own... Read more »
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Leadership Development Plan - Saturatetheworld.com

Leadership Development Plan

A leadership development plan helps leaders create, for themselves, a plan to grow...... Read more »
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Missional Community Checklist | Saturatetheworld.com

Starting an MC Checklist

Are you interested in starting an MC in the near future? There’s a lot of information on what... Read more »
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Annual Planning Hopes and Dreams

Annual Planning: Hopes & Dreams

It’s so easy to go through the motions of leadership and keep the machine of a community.... Read more »
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Field Guide Alternative - 16 Week Schedule

Field Guide Alternative

If you're newer to Missional Community theory and practice, or if you or others in your group would have a... Read more »
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The Story-Formed Way - Engage in conversation

The Story-Formed Way

The Story-Formed Way was designed both to lead people through the basics of the Gospel and provide...Read more »
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Gospel Fluency Book | saturatetheworld.com

Gospel Fluency Book

At the core of Christianity is belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ. But how should the gospel affect our lives after we believe? Read
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4 G's

4 G’s

Our actions always flow from our beliefs. We are, at times, more aware of this connection and at other times less aware, but it is
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Strengthening Missional Communities

Strengthening Missional Communities

This guide is designed to help equip you on your journey of our 10-week training on gospel, community, and mission. It designed to lay the
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We are Servants

We are Servants

Video 9 in the series. A 10-week training on gospel, community, and mission, designed to lay the foundations of life in Christ, life in community,
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We are Missionaries

We are Missionaries

Video 8 in the series. A 10-week training on gospel, community, and mission, designed to lay the foundations of life in Christ, life in community,
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We are Family

We are Family

Video 7 in the series. A 10-week training on gospel, community, and mission, designed to lay the foundations of life in Christ, life in community,
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The Purpose of the Gospel

The Purpose of the Gospel

Video 6 in the series. A 10-week training on gospel, community, and mission, designed to lay the foundations of life in Christ, life in community,
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The Gospel-Powered Life Part 2

The Gospel-Powered Life Part 2

Video 5 in the series. A 10-week training on gospel, community, and mission, designed to lay the foundations of life in Christ, life in community,
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The Gospel Powered Life Part 1

The Gospel Powered Life Part 1

Video 5 in the series. A 10-week training on gospel, community, and mission, designed to lay the foundations of life in Christ, life in community,
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The Power of the Gospel Part 3

The Power of the Gospel Part 3

Video 4 in the series. A 10-week training on gospel, community, and mission, designed to lay the foundations of life in Christ, life in community,
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The Power of the Gospel Part 2

The Power of the Gospel Part 2

Video 3 in the series. A 10-week training on gospel, community, and mission, designed to lay the foundations of life in Christ, life in community,
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The Power of the Gospel Part 1

The Power of the Gospel Part 1

Video 2 in the series. A 10-week training on gospel, community, and mission, designed to lay the foundations of life in Christ, life in community,
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The Importance of the Gospel

The Importance of the Gospel

Video 1 in the series. A 10-week training on gospel, community, and mission, designed to lay the foundations of life in Christ, life in community,
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Gospel Basics

Gospel Basics

A 10-week training on gospel, community, and mission, designed to lay the foundations of life in Christ, life in community, and life on mission.
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Spanish DNA Guide

Guía de DNA – Español

Esta guía está diseñada para ayudar a equipar a cada persona que se ha comprometido a un grupo de ADN...Read more »
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Missional Community Video Guides

Missional Community Video Guides

This document contains the guide for each of the twenty-four videos. An individual guide for each video may also be obtained on the video pages
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Missional Community Foundations

Missional Community Foundations

Learn together what it could look like to be a community of people who are devoted to Jesus, to one another, and to your neighbors....
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Gospel Fluency Principles & Practices

Gospel Fluency Principles & Practices

This guide is designed to help the church to equip all believers for ministry as outlined in Ephesians 4:11-16... Read more »
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Engaging in Story

Engaging in Story

Do you know how to tell your gospel story? Or how to see as the hero of your story? Every person you encounter... Read more »
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MC Leader Assessment

Our goal as the assessor is to help identify present beliefs, knowledge and character, and provide clear action steps for growth in each area.
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Missional Community Covenant

This template serves as a guide for a committed group of Christians to form a plan together for being... Read more »
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From Meeting to mIssion

From Meeting to Mission

This primer has been designed to guide you and a group of people through forming a Missional Community ... Read more »
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Seasons of Mission

As Missional Communities are planted, one way to assess the health of your MC is to be able to identify... Read more »
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A New Identity

A New Identity

Video 8 in the Church Is More series. What God has done to us, he wants to do through us.
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Vision for Gospel Saturation

Vision for Gospel Saturation

Video 7 in the Church Is More series. Jeff Vanderstelt, co-founder of Saturate, explains how discipleship is an all of life thing.
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Everyday Discipleship

Everyday Discipleship

Video 6 in the Church Is More series. Drawing on his experience as a pastor and church planter, Jeff Vanderstelt ...
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Singles in Missional Community Life

Singles in Missional Community Life

Video 27 of the Ordinary People Series. What does it look like for singles to meaningfully engage in missional community life?
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Older Generation on Mission

Older Generation on Mission

Video 26 of the Ordinary People Series. What does it look like for the older generation to live on mission?
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Proactive and Reactive Mission

Proactive and Reactive Mission

What is the balance between the proactive and reactive side of mission?
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Mission to Public Schools

Mission to Public Schools

How can a missional community establish a presence at a public school as they seek to make disciples of students and parents?
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Using a Missional Community Covenant

Using a Missional Community Covenant

What is a missional community covenant, and how can it be used to bring clarity and ownership to mission?
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Value of DNA for Men

Value of DNA for Men

What are DNA groups and why are they important for men? David Achata shares that a DNA group is a group of about three men...
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Value of DNA for Women

Value of DNA for Women

Why are DNA groups valuable for women, and what are some practical ways to overcome challenges in their ... Read more »
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Leading Missional Community as a Couple

Leading Missional Community as a Couple

What does it look like to lead a missional community together as a couple?
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Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods

Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods

What does it look like for a missional community to make disciples in an ethnically diverse neighborhood?
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Suburban Missional Communities, Part 2

Suburban Missional Communities, Part 2

Given the pressures on people in the suburbs for their time, talent, and resources, how can a missional community work in this context?
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Suburban Missional Communities, Part 1

Suburban Missional Communities, Part 1

Can missional communities work in a suburban, upper-middle class context?
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Working with Teenagers, Part 2

Working with Teenagers, Part 2

How can a missional community partner with a parachurch organization to make disciples of high school students?
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Working with Teenagers, Part 1

Working with Teenagers, Part 1

What does it look like for a missional community to proactively make disciples of students at a local high school?
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Managing the Seasons of a Missional Community

Managing the Seasons of a Missional Community

In the midst of the changing seasons of life, how can we be faithful to make disciples through missional communities?
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Valuing Personality and Gifting

Valuing Personality and Gifting

How can we call people to live out who God has uniquely made them to be in the midst of missional community life?
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Motivation for Mission

Motivation for Mission

How can we keep people motivated on mission to make disciples?
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Loving and Doing Good

Loving and Doing Good

Are we known by others as people whose lives are committed to doing good individually, in our missional communities, and as a church?
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Gospel Conversations in Everyday Life

Gospel Conversations in Everyday Life

How can we encourage and equip our people to have more frequent and deeper gospel conversations in the everyday rhythms of life? Todd Morr teaches on
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Increasing Capacity for Mission

Increasing Capacity for Mission

To prayerfully plan our days, weeks, months and years is a vital skill for Jesus disciples.
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Removing Roadblocks to Mission

Removing Roadblocks to Mission

How do we help people remove roadblocks that keep them from being effective on mission and making disciples?
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How to Prayerfully Plan

How to Prayerfully Plan

To prayerfully plan our days, weeks, months and years is a vital skill for Jesus disciples. This skill can be learned as we increasingly learn
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Importance of Prayerfully Planning

Importance of Prayerfully Planning

How is it possible to live a proactive life instead of a reactive one? Disciples of Jesus are to manage their resources well so that
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Coaching Multiple MCs

Coaching Multiple MCs

By nature, a church of missional communities is decentralized in organization with each MC defining how to live out the gospel in its context.
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Missional Community Coaching Conversation

Missional Community Coaching Conversation

What does it look like to lead using coaching skills? In this session you will find a real life example of a missional community from
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Using Coaching Skills

Using Coaching Skills

We live in a content driven society engaged in competitive talking. Yet, how might things change if we’d learn to help others move forward by
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What is Coaching?

What is Coaching?

David Achata gives an introduction to coaching from a Christian perspective as well as the differences between counseling, consulting and coaching....
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Reconciling Relationships in an MC

Reconciling Relationships in an MC

Abe Meysenburg provides a biblical approach to resolving the conflict that will inevitably arise in a community.  After briefly examining Jesus’ instruction...
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Leading an Effective DNA, Part 1

Leading an Effective DNA, Part 1

Abe Meysenburg provides an introduction to DNA groups including a definition; the reasons for participating in a DNA group; the goals of a DNA group;
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What is Gospel Shepherding?

What is Gospel Shepherding?

Abe Meysenburg provides an overview of the gospel shepherding approach including how it differs from a therapy mindset; how our paradigm of care and counseling
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Steward Identity in the Everyday

Steward Identity in the Everyday

How might you lead a missional community to be stewards in everyday ways? Jeff Vanderstelt teaches how the principle of first fruits, blessed to be
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Learner Identity in the Everyday

Learner Identity in the Everyday

How do we build into the rhythms of our our missional communities the learner aspect of what it means to be disciples together? Jeff Vanderstelt
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Servant Identity in the Everyday

Servant Identity in the Everyday

How do we live out our identity as servants of King Jesus? Jeff Vanderstelt casts a vision for what it tangibly looks like to be
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Missionary Identity in the Everyday

Missionary Identity in the Everyday

What does it practically look like to live out our missionary identity in the everyday stuff of life? Jeff Vanderstelt shares how we can live
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Family Identity in the Everyday

Family Identity in the Everyday

What would it look like if we were living in such a way that people could observe the everyday rhythms of our lives and see
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Spirit-Dependency in Everyday Life

Spirit-Dependency in Everyday Life

What does it practically look like to live in rhythms of dependence on the Holy Spirit in everyday life?
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Mission Focus

Mission Focus

How do we identify a mission focus, and then maintain that focus in an ongoing and effective way? Todd Morr highlights several key areas...
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Coaching MC Leaders

Coaching MC Leaders

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma teaches how to draw out what’s happening in missional community leaders through a simple coaching paradigm.
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Men & Women in MC Leadership

Men & Women in MC Leadership

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma begins this training looking at the Genesis account in which we see that men and women are created equally in the
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Conflict & Reconciliation in an MC

Conflict & Reconciliation in an MC

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma provides a simple, biblically-rooted process for dealing with conflict.
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Stewardship for Mission

Stewardship for Mission

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma provides some helpful principles to this end as he casts a vision for stewardship that is informed by the gospel, led
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The Bible in a Missional Community

The Bible in a Missional Community

How do we grow in looking at the Word of God and letting it shape and speak to our lives?
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Details of a DNA

Details of a DNA

DNA groups provide a space for people to gather together in smaller groups to study the Bible, care for one another, and encourage the fruit
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Using a Missional Community Meeting

Using a Missional Community Meeting

This training provides a thorough set of things to keep in mind when planning a weekly meeting as well as a list of possible activities
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Forming a Missional Community Covenant

Forming a Missional Community Covenant

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma shares that an effective covenant starts with what the MC believes about the gospel and their identities.
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Prayer in a Missional Community

Prayer in a Missional Community

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma shares some practical ways that we can train our people to pray like the early church did – in humble submission
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APEST in a Missional Community

APEST in a Missional Community

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma teaches from Ephesians 4 that God has given to the church apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers (APEST) so that the
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Spiritual Warfare | Part 2

Spiritual Warfare | Part 2

Practical guidance is provided on how to equip people to resist the devil with emphasis on making much of Jesus throughout the process.
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Spiritual Warfare | Part 1

Spiritual Warfare | Part 1

As we engage in the spiritual battle that comes with living life on mission, we are able to fight our enemies though Jesus, the Spirit,
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Spirit-Dependence | Part 2

Spirit-Dependence | Part 2

In the second part of Soma’s Spirit-Dependence training, Jeff Vanderstelt teaches that a primary role of the Holy Spirit is to empower us to glorify
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Spirit Dependence | Part 1

Spirit Dependence | Part 1

In the first part of Soma’s Spirit-Dependence training, Jeff Vanderstelt teaches about the person of the Holy Spirit and how we can battle our flesh
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Hospitality in an MC

Hospitality in an MC

Jeff Vanderstelt from Soma teaches that gospel hospitality is necessary as an environment in which people come to know the good news about Jesus Christ,
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Everyday Rhythms | Part 2

Everyday Rhythms | Part 2

Jeff Vanderstelt teaches on how we can live out our identity as family, missionaries, and servants through these rhythms.
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Basics of Bible Study

Basics of Bible Study

This guide is ideal for those desiring to better study the bible and contains tools and tips for learning to study.
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Basics of Prayer

Basics of Prayer

This guide is ideal for those desiring to develop a consistent and effective prayer life and contains tools and tips for learning how to pray.
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How to do Gospel Shepherding

How to do Gospel Shepherding

Abe Meysenburg provides an overview of the three steps of the gospel shepherding process: listen for the heart, ask good questions, speak the truth in
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Leading an Effective DNA, Part 2

Leading an Effective DNA, Part 2

Abe Meysenburg provides an overview of the three steps of the DNA process: Discover, Nurture, Act.
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Following Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life

Following Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life

We won't be effective in reaching people if we rely on them coming to church or events to hear the gospel.
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Baptismal Identity

Baptismal Identity

God commands us to make disciples and baptize them in the name the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - God's way of establishing us in
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On Mission Together

On Mission Together

Jesus never sent his disciples out by themselves, he sent them out in pairs or in teams.
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Womanhood as God Intended

Womanhood as God Intended

What does it look like to live out the kind of womanhood that Jesus has rescued women to express? Jeff Vanderstelt teaches on the call
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Manhood as God Intended

Manhood as God Intended

What does it look to live out the kind of manhood that God has rescued men to express? Jeff Vanderstelt teaches on the call for
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Staying Healthy as a Leader

Staying Healthy as a Leader

How do we follow Jesus' example in caring for our souls to stay healthy as leaders? Jeff Vanderstelt teaches on how leaders can think through
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Parenting Kids Along the Way

Parenting Kids Along the Way

How do we lead our kids towards Jesus along the way, in the everyday stuff of life? Jeff Vanderstelt teaches on the persistent, informal aspect
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Parenting Kids Towards Jesus

Parenting Kids Towards Jesus

How do we train our children in the way they should go, such that we can one day send them out to be a blessing
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A Church That Makes Disciples

A Church That Makes Disciples

What kinds of disciples are we making as a church? Since we are always making disciples of someone or something, we need to be highly
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Business as Mission

Business as Mission

How can we understand business to be a function of who we are as missional people, avoiding a false division between work and mission?
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Work and Mission

Work and Mission

How do we navigate the tension between being faithful to our jobs and to our missional communities?
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Influencing University Students

Influencing University Students

What does it look like for a missional community to make disciples of university students?
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Proximity vs. Affinity

Proximity vs. Affinity

What are proximity and affinity, and how do they help to bring focus to missional communities?
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Coffee Shop Mission

Coffee Shop Mission

What does it look like for a missional community to form out of the community of staff and customers at a coffee shop?
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Living with Intentionality

Living with Intentionality

How is it possible to live life on mission in the midst of a busy schedule?
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Working with the Less Fortunate, Part 2

Working with the Less Fortunate, Part 2

What does it look like for a missional community to meaningfully love and serve those who are less fortunate?
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Working with the Less Fortunate, Part 1

Working with the Less Fortunate, Part 1

How can we be faithful to Jesus' call to care for the poor in the context of our missional communities?
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What is Missional Activity?

What is Missional Activity?

How do we define "missional" activity? Todd Morr shares the importance of defining our mission as making disciples...
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Missional Community Logistics

Missional Community Logistics

How can a missional community manage logistics effectively in the midst of busy schedules and numerous kids?
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Missional Moms, Part 2

Missional Moms, Part 2

How can moms faithfully engage on mission in the midst of the time consuming responsibilities of parenting?
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Church Isn't Just for Sunday

Church Isn’t Just for Sunday

This is video 2 in the Church is More series.
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Mission & Community

Mission & Community

Bringing mission and community together. Community without mission is co-dependency. Mission without community creates mercenaries... Read more »
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Church Is More Than A Building

Church Is More Than A Building

Want to learn more about creating an disciple-making environment or how to lead or start communities on mission? Use this resource.
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Saturate

Saturate

What does living for Jesus look like in the everyday stuff of life? Many Christians have unwittingly embraced the idea that “church” ... Read more
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Saturate Field Guide Resource | saturatetheworld.com

Saturate Field Guide

This 8-week guide offers an all-of-life approach to being disciples who make disciples of Jesus. The questions, activities, prayers, and exercises will prompt you to
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Ordinary People

Ordinary People

Living on mission isn’t rocket science. It is simply the people of God taking seriously the call to saturate the earth with the gospel of
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Strengthening Missional Communities

Strengthening Missional Communities

After listening to questions that missional practitioners have been asking, this series has been crafted to provide key resourcing to build upon the foundation of
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The Role of Elders and Deacons

The Role of Elders and Deacons

What are the roles of elders and deacons in Soma? What are the the roles, responsibilities, and rhythms of elders and deacons...
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The Role of Elders

The Role of Elders

What are the roles of elders and what are the primary perspectives they lead from? Hear about some of the distinctives of  leadership....
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Coaching Missional Communities

Coaching Missional Communities

What are the best practices for coaching missional communities in a way that is helpful and sustainable? The main goal of coaches is to move
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APEST Implications for a Missional Community

APEST Implications for a Missional Community

How does the Ephesians 4 equipping paradigm of apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, teacher (APEST) play out in missional communities? Jeff Vanderstelt teaches that we need
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Developing Apprentice Leaders

Developing Apprentice Leaders

How do you identify, train up, and send out apprentice leaders as missional communities move towards multiplication? Jeff Vanderstelt shares that his first step
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Missional Community Multiplication

Missional Community Multiplication

How big should a missional community be and how can it best be set up for multiplication? Jeff Vanderstelt shares some practical guidance and some strategies for
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The Role of DNA Groups

The Role of DNA Groups

Abe Meysenburg shares that DNA groups are same sex triads of people who are a part of the same missional community who meet weekly to
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The Role of Redemption Groups

The Role of Redemption Groups

What are the goals and major components of redemption groups?
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A Gospel Shepherding Strategy

A Gospel Shepherding Strategy

How can a missional community structured church utilize shepherding methods that are effective and sustainable? Abe Meysenburg shares a gospel shepherding...
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How to Transition to Missional Communities

How to Transition to Missional Communities

How do you transition to a missional community structured church? Jeff Vanderstelt shares that the starting point is theologically convicted leadership, new metrics for success...
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Planting vs. Transitioning to Missional Communities

Planting vs. Transitioning to Missional Communities

What are the factors to consider when deciding whether to transition a church to missional communities or begin planting new churches with a missional community
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Purpose of the Gathering

Purpose of the Gathering

What is the importance of the Sunday gathering for a missional community structured church? Jeff Vanderstelt shares that the gathering serves three primary purposes...
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Missional Communities As Primary Organizing Structure

Missional Communities As Primary Organizing Structure

What does it take to raise up disciples who are increasingly submitting all of life to the empowering presence and Lordship of Jesus? Jeff Vanderstelt
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Gather, Go, Grow

Gather, Go, Grow

What are the structures that are necessary for making disciples effectively?
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Everyday Rhythms | Part 1

Everyday Rhythms | Part 1

How do we disciple people in the everyday stuff of life in the areas of eating, listening, and story? In the first part of this Everyday
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Gospel Identity

Gospel Identity

How does our baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit inform our identity and activity?
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Living From Your Gospel Identity

Living From Your Gospel Identity

Jeff Vanderstelt teaches that the pattern for our identity flows along the lines of who God is, what He has done, who we are, and
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How to Equip a Missional Community

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.
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Missional Community Church Realities

Missional Community Church Realities

Churches that are structured around missional communities face a diverse range of challenges and questions. How do you develop apprentices... Read more »
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Gospel-Motivated Living

Gospel-Motivated Living

Jeff Vanderstelt teaches that at the root of bad behavior is lies we believe about who God is, what He has done, and who we
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Gospel Power

Gospel Power

How do we build a strong gospel foundation for our groups so that mission is rightly motivated by the grace that we have freely received
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Disciplemaking Environment

Disciplemaking Environment

Jeff Vanderstelt shares why missional communities are effective to this end as they create a space where people can live life-on-life, life-in-community, and life-on-mission.
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Definition of a Growing Disciple

Definition of a Growing Disciple

Jeff Vanderstelt defines a disciple as someone who worships Jesus, is changed by Jesus, and obeys Jesus’ commands.
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How to Form a Missional Community

How to Form a Missional Community

What are the necessary elements for forming and leading a missional community?
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Soma Kids

Soma Kids

Watch this video for ideas on establishing kids in the gospel, teaching them their identities, and coming alongside parents in the process...
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Missional Moms, Part 1

Missional Moms, Part 1

What does it look like to be fully engaged in motherhood and mission at the same time?
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