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Saturate is committed to seeing a gospel movement happen in North America and beyond in which every man, woman, and child have a daily encounter with Jesus in word and deed. This podcast is an ongoing conversation with disciples, leaders, and experts growing in the gospel and growing in living the implications of the gospel in community and on mission.

 

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A Vision and Plan for Gospel Saturation

A Vision and Plan for Gospel Saturation

Can you dream of a day when every man, woman, and child in your context has repeated opportunities to meet Jesus through His people on mission everywhere, everyday? ...
A Shift from Reaching People to Making Disciples

A Shift from Reaching People to Making Disciples

Jesus never commanded us just to reach people so that our church or group would get bigger. Jesus commanded us to make disciples who make disciples. In order to do that, we need to think through how to lead people ...
Shift from Informing to Equipping God’s People

Shift from Informing to Equipping God’s People

So many leaders want to see more disciples of Jesus equipped to make disciples in everyday life. However, far too much of our so-called equipping is only informing people. And sadly, we are not equipping with all the gifts ...
Collaborating to Plant Churches in Texas

Collaborating to Plant Churches in Texas

Many leaders and churches have given church planting a try but have not always experienced great success. In many cases, it is because they were trying to do it all alone. We all need greater collaboration ...
Shift from Attending to Attaching

Shift from Attending to Attaching

People simply attending events or groups will not lead to disciple-making disciples. People need to engage in genuine loving attachment to God and others in order to experience true transformation into the image of Christ ...
Coming Home to Yourself

Coming Home to Yourself

Have you found yourself regularly giving yourself away to the degree that you wonder if you have any self left? Are you tired, weary, and worn out? God is present with you ...
Care for Your Soul

Care for Your Soul

It’s far too common to care for everyone else in need around you and neglect yourself until it's too late. Yet Jesus calls us to take care of and find rest for our souls... ...
Making Disciples in Victoria, British Columbia

Making Disciples in Victoria, British Columbia

As the culture grows more secular and people are less open to the gospel, many struggle to effectively make disciples of Jesus. Victoria, British Columbia, with its affluence and religious skepticism ...
Ice Cream & Disciple-Making

Ice Cream & Disciple-Making

What do ice cream and disciple-making have in common? Marc and Alissa Zera. Marc left Wall Street and moved to Charleston, SC to start a craft ice cream shop ...
We Love Kent

We Love Kent

Have you ever wondered if everyday people could see God do extraordinary things by just being willing and ready for God to work in and through them? Maybe you’ve wanted this to be your story ...
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8 Phases of Pioneer Church Planting

Have you ever wondered how you would go about starting a new church in a hard to reach place? Maybe you find yourself in your present location wondering how to more effectively plant the gospel. ...
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Working Together to Start New Churches

Would you like to see your church intentionally engaged in a process to train and send leaders to start new churches? Are you personally interested in starting a new church? David Thew, along with other leaders from Summit Crossing Community Church in Huntsville, Alabama ...
Brave Cities

Brave Cities

Have you ever wondered if your everyday life of going to work and living in your neighborhood matters? What if the work you do everyday is actually the space where Jesus had always intended to build His Church? ...
A Vision for Gospel Saturation

A Vision for Gospel Saturation

Have you ever wondered why so muWhat if every man, woman and child in your region had regular opportunities to meet Jesus? What if every follower of Jesus were envisioned and equipped to be the means by which Jesus accomplishes that vision? ...
Naturally Supernatural Discipleship

Naturally Supernatural Discipleship

Have you ever wondered why so much of our experience in discipleship and mission seems to lack the power of the Spirit? Have you read the accounts of Jesus’ ministry and the early Church and wondered why we don’t see the same supernatural works that seem very normative for the early followers of Jesus? ...
Challenges of Leading in an Urban Context

Challenges of Leading in an Urban Context

How do we address the struggles of leading in a post-pandemic context? Consider how challenging this has become in an urban context. Dhati Lewis, founder and director of MyBLVD ministries and founding pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta is serving leaders in the urban context as they navigate these present challenges. In this episode he shares how he and others help leaders pursue personal health and relational reconciliation. He provides some very helpful principles that will serve you as you consider leading in your context ...
30 Years of Growing in Prayer

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, discovery, remembrance, suffering, and healing. Listen in for your own encouragement and growth in prayer ...
Turning Our Thoughts Into Prayers

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 this episode, Jayne describes her relational journey with God and how this shapes her prayer life. Her words will encourage and inspire you in your own prayer journey ...
Prayerful Practices While Waiting for Spring

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 the practices of fasting and prayer, silence and solitude help us to be more fully human, practicing an embodied faith in the presence of God. This episode will encourage and inspire you to move beyond moments of prayer toward a life of prayer for every season ...
Practicing Transforming Prayer

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. In this episode, Aaron shares with Jeff Vanderstelt some practical ways we can practice transforming prayer. If you are looking for some simple, practical ways to grow in your practice of prayer, this episode will help ...
Collaborating for Greater Buffalo, NY

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 have witnessed discernible change in the overall region as a result. Jerry Gillis joins Jeff Vanderstelt on this episode to share this inspiring story. This story will encourage and inform how you and others might work together to see a similar impact in your context ...
The Righteous Brood

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 their family has together made the mission of God their family story. If you would like to rethink and discover how to be a family on mission together in everyday life, this episode is for you ...
Collaborating to Plant Churches in Houston, TX

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 start the Houston Church Planting Network with several other leaders in the greater Houston area. Chad shares his personal story and the story of HCPN and what is required to see a collaborative church planting initiative thrive. You will be inspired, encouraged, and informed during this episode and gain some wisdom and direction for similar work in your context ...
Planting the Seeds of the Gospel in Tokyo

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 Noguchi moved his family from a comfortable existence and a very steady job as a youth pastor into the heart of Tokyo to start a new church. In this episode, Yoshi shares his journey with Jeff Vanderstelt, and all the struggles and joys that he encountered and the many ways God has been faithful. His is a journey of faithful trust and ongoing dependence on God. You will be encouraged and spurred on in your own faith journey and perhaps develop a passion for God’s work in Japan ...
Silicon Valley to Querétaro, Mexico: A Church Planting Journey

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. Atanasio shares the real struggles and how he has navigated through them, as well as the joy-filled breakthroughs. If you’re looking to be inspired and encouraged about how God is working in Mexico and through regular everyday people on mission, this episode is for you ...
Serving Charleston - the Saturate Podcast

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 good news of Jesus. ...
Loving the City

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. Chris Gough has been working for many years in the greater Puget Sound region in Washington state and has many stories that will inspire you as you consider how you can pray for, serve, and share Jesus in your own context ...
Loving the Orphan

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 Father to the spiritually fatherless. In this episode, Alison Martin, shares with Jeff Vanderstelt how she and others at Doxa Church have intentionally loved and served foster children, foster families, and foster care services to demonstrate the love of God in tangible ways. Alison shares many great principles that can be applied in any context and in many different forms of serving ...
What a Year 2022 Has Been!

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 joy. In this episode, Jeff Vanderstelt takes some time to reflect on what God has done through Saturate this past year and looks forward with anticipation to another year of God’s faithfulness. ...
Feeling Your Way to Jesus

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 Vanderstelt makes a biblical case for the purpose of emotions and weakness to lead us to find our needs met in relationship with God and others ...
Spiritual Direction for Healthy Leaders

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 ...
Healing Our God Image

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 Jesus. That truth is: God is love. When we know this both intellectually and relationally, it changes everything. In this podcast episode, Nathan Wagnon, CEO of the new start-up The Eden Project, shares with Jeff Vanderstelt how everything hinges on our image of God being reformed through the ultimate reality that God is love ...
The Transformational Process

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, and finally into helping others get their hearts back. Todd unpacks the common story of emotional brokenness that we all share and how Tin Man Ministries walks leaders back to emotional health through the transformational process ...
Tin Man Has a Heart

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 ...
Disciple-Making Lab

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 October 6, 2022 and two year-long Disciple-Making Labs beginning in January and May 2023. Listen to learn more and find out how you can get the help your church needs ...
Disciple-Making with Kansas City Underground

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 one day be filled with the presence of Jesus ...
Disciple-Making in the Inner-City Context

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, ...
Collaborative Prayer: The Story of Awaken Nashville

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 ...
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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 ...
Genuine Community with Alan Hirsch, Shaun Alexander, Bob Roberts, and Elliot Grudem

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 ...
Genuine Community with Trillia Newbell, Daniel Im, Jeff Christopherson, and Atanasio Segovia

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 ...
Genuine Community with Bob Goff, Doug Logan, and Melissa Ice

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 ...
Leading the Church Post Crisis

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 ...
What We Measure While on the Mission

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 ...
Leading Yourself to Ongoing Personal Spiritual Renewal

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 ...
Discovering Distorted Images of God in Discipleship

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 ...
Women's Ministry as Women's Discipleship

Women’s Ministry as Women’s Discipleship

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Duke Revard talks with Amy Lathrop and Alison Martin about the important topic ...
Training Elders in a Church of Missional Communities

Training Elders in a Church of Missional Communities

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Duke Revard and Jeff Vanderstelt discuss developing elders in a church of missional ...
10 Lessons in 10 Years of Soma

10 Lessons in 10 Years of Soma

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Duke Revard and Jeff Vanderstelt will be joined by Chris Gonzalez and Paul ...
Discipleship as Being with Jesus

Discipleship as Being with Jesus

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Duke Revard will be joined by author and Spiritual Director, Adele Calhoun. Our ...
Decentralized Discipleship with The Underground

Decentralized Discipleship with The Underground

 In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Duke Revard and Jeff Vanderstelt talk with Jeremy Stephens and Tomy Wilkerson from ...
Family Discipleship in the Everyday

Family Discipleship in the Everyday

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Jeff Vanderstelt and Duke Revard talk about family discipleship in the everyday stuff ...
Churches Owning the Lostness of a City Together

Churches Owning the Lostness of a City Together

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Duke Revard and Jeff Vanderstelt talk with Will Plitt, Executive Director of Christ ...
COVID: A Bright Light Shone on America's Ecclesiology

COVID: A Bright Light Shone on America’s Ecclesiology

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Duke Revard and Jeff Vanderstelt step in as new hosts to launch a ...
Episode 104: Where We're Headed

Episode 104: Where We’re Headed

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson looks back at the first 103 episodes and makes a few ...
Episode 103: How We Can Train Everyone Theologically

Episode 103: How We Can Train Everyone Theologically

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Chris Gonzalez about city-based theological education that reimagines seminary ...
Episode 102: Decentralized Discipleship 

Episode 102: Decentralized Discipleship 

  In this episode, Jeff Vanderstelt, Bob Roberts, and Ben Connelly talk about lessons they've learned from the global church ...
Episode 101: Prayer and Revival in a Time of Crisis

Episode 101: Prayer and Revival in a Time of Crisis

In this episode, Brad Watson talks with Chuck Gschwend about prayer and revival, particularly in how to pray for revival ...
Episode 100: Equipping Disciples During Quarantine

Episode 100: Equipping Disciples During Quarantine

In this episode, Brad Watson and Ben Connelly talk about the importance of equipping disciples during this season. They discuss ...
Episode 99: Gospel Implications During a Pandemic

Episode 99: Gospel Implications During a Pandemic

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Dawson Jones of Tacoma, Washington about how the gospel of ...
Episode 98: How to Start an MC? Step 4: Committed Core

Episode 98: How to Start an MC? Step 4: Committed Core

Who should be in your community? This episode of the Saturate Podcast walks through how you can build a committed ...
Episode 97: How to Start an MC? Step 3: Mission

Episode 97: How to Start an MC? Step 3: Mission

What is the purpose of missional communities? This episode of the Saturate Podcast Brad and Jared explain how mission is ...
Episode 96: How to Start an MC? Step 2: Leaders

Episode 96: How to Start an MC? Step 2: Leaders

In this episode, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney discuss the fundamental need for leaders in missional communities. This conversation goes ...
Episode 95: How to Start an MC? Step 1: Vision

Episode 95: How to Start an MC? Step 1: Vision

In this episode, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney talk through the key step of understanding what a missional community is, ...
Episode 94: Leading with Health a Conversation with Jeff Schulte

Episode 94: Leading with Health a Conversation with Jeff Schulte

In this episode, Brad Watson and Duke Revard talk with Jeff Schulte, of Tin Man Ministries, about leadership health and ...
Episode 93: We Are God's Mission While On God's Mission

Episode 93: We Are God’s Mission While On God’s Mission

In this episode, Brad Watson talks with Ben Connelly about the new Jonah study for communities and churches. They dive into the topics about ...
Episode 92: The Marks of a Movement

Episode 92: The Marks of a Movement

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Winfield Bevins about what we can learn from Weslyan ...
Episode 91: The Gospel in Latin America

Episode 91: The Gospel in Latin America

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Atanasio Segovia about what God is doing in Latin America with ...
Episode 90: How Ephesians Informs our Discipleship

Episode 90: How Ephesians Informs our Discipleship

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Ben Connelly and Brad Watson talk about the book of Ephesians and the ...
Episode 89: Gospel Movement in Australia

Episode 89: Gospel Movement in Australia

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Nathan Oliver and Pete Greenwood from Melbourne Australia about what God ...
Episode 88: Living the Gospel in Apartments

Episode 88: Living the Gospel in Apartments

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Bethany and Chris Priebe of Peoria, Arizona about living ...
Episode 87: Living the Gospel Locally and Globally

Episode 87: Living the Gospel Locally and Globally

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Al Henson of Compassionate Hope about making disciples and caring for the poor. Al has ...
Episode 86: Everyday Disciples in LA: Engineers

Episode 86: Everyday Disciples in LA: Engineers

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with three aerospace engineers on what it is like to ...
Episode 85: Legal Justice System

Episode 85: Legal Justice System

In this Episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with lawyer and public defender, Ryan Wolfe about how the ...
Episode 84: Special Needs Families

Episode 84: Special Needs Families

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Katie and Andrew about being a family with a ...
Episode 83: Everyday Disciples in LA: Parents

Episode 83: Everyday Disciples in LA: Parents

In this episode of the Saturate podcast, Brad Watson talks with Trip, Sarah, and Mirela about being parents as disciples ...
Episode 82: Everyday Disciples in LA: Entertainment Industry

Episode 82: Everyday Disciples in LA: Entertainment Industry

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Hope, Austin, and Jared about living out the gospel ...
Episode 81: Everyday Disciples in LA: Customer Service

Episode 81: Everyday Disciples in LA: Customer Service

In the first installment of a new series on the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with three disciples at Soma ...
Episode 80: The Role of Pilot Groups

Episode 80: The Role of Pilot Groups

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Dan Bovenmyer of Grace Community Church in Iowa City, ...
Episode 79: Creating a Gospel Fluent Culture

Episode 79: Creating a Gospel Fluent Culture

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Abe Myesenburg and David Achata about leading from the gospel and how ...
Episode 78: Loving Artists Well

Episode 78: Loving Artists Well

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with the podcast's producer, Ben Fort, about loving artists in ...
Episode 77: Gospel Intentionality: Equipping Disciples to Live the Rhythms

Episode 77: Gospel Intentionality: Equipping Disciples to Live the Rhythms

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson learns from Kevin Platt about how he helps cast vision, train, and remind ...
Episode 076: Everyday Intentionality: Speak

Episode 076: Everyday Intentionality: Speak

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Kevin Platt of Missio Dei in Arizona on the ...
Episode 075: Everyday Intentionality: Sabbath

Episode 075: Everyday Intentionality: Sabbath

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad and Mirela Watson talk about intentionally resting to enjoy God and the ...
Episode 074: Everyday Intentionality: Eat

Episode 074: Everyday Intentionality: Eat

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad and Mirela Watson talk about living everyday with intentional focus around meals ...
Episode 073: Everyday Intentionality: Listen

Episode 073: Everyday Intentionality: Listen

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad and Mirela Watson talk about living with intentionality around the rhythm of ...
Episode 072: Everyday Intentionality: Bless

Episode 072: Everyday Intentionality: Bless

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad and Mirela Watson talk about living life with gospel intentionality and why ...
Episode 071: Intentional Rhythms of Life

Episode 071: Intentional Rhythms of Life

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson introduces our newest series on daily gospel rhythms. He talks about ...
Episode 70: How the Gospel is the Center of Justice

Episode 70: How the Gospel is the Center of Justice

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with poet and artist Preston Perry about his poem, New Woke ...
Episode 69: Making Disciples in a Narcissistic Society 

Episode 69: Making Disciples in a Narcissistic Society 

In this live episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Adam Breckenridge about the challenges and opportunities we ...
Episode 68: A Conversation with Zack Eswine [Live]

Episode 68: A Conversation with Zack Eswine [Live]

In this live episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney talk with pastor, professor, and author Zack ...
Episode 067: Transitioning Church and City Movement

Episode 067: Transitioning Church and City Movement

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with leaders of a gospel movement in St. Louis, Missouri about how ...
Episode 066: Equipping Students for Making Disciples Today

Episode 066: Equipping Students for Making Disciples Today

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Adam Hillyer, the student director at Doxa Church in ...
Episode 065: The Relational Soul of Community

Episode 065: The Relational Soul of Community

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson, Jared Pickney, and Adam Breckenridge talk with pastoral counselor and spiritual ...
Arrival of Enough

Arrival of Enough

A few years ago, I ran a 5K on Thanksgiving with my whole family - three kids and two strollers ...
Gospel Feast

Gospel Feast

Our Advent traditions have become numerous: we cut down our tree at the Beck family farm in the shadow of ...
Lasting Redeeming Love

Lasting Redeeming Love

On these last days of Advent, we turn our gaze to the love embodied in the crib. The incarnation carries ...
Loved from the Beginning

Loved from the Beginning

One of my favorite Christmas memories came five years ago when Mirela told me she was pregnant with our second ...
Future Victory and Present Joy

Future Victory and Present Joy

We find ourselves between two arrivals - the first in Jesus in Bethlehem and the second as He comes again ...
The True Light

The True Light

I haven’t found a suburban light show, a boat parade light show, or the lights in a fancy mall in ...
Emmanuel

Emmanuel

Christmas is one of those strange times you sing a lot. It’s also a time when you oddly sing words ...
Good Times Have Come, So Go Tell it On the Mountain

Good Times Have Come, So Go Tell it On the Mountain

We tell the stories that matter most to us and our world. The stories you tell at parties, over dinner, ...
Joy to the World, Good News!

Joy to the World, Good News!

I’ll never forget where I was when I first heard the news: LeBron James was coming to Los Angeles to ...
The Meaning of Joy

The Meaning of Joy

This Advent season has been a delight for me as we’ve walked through hope and peace. Now we turn our ...
When the Soul Feels Its Worth

When the Soul Feels Its Worth

This past week, each reflection has focused on the theme of Peace and the Kingdom Jesus’ birth brings. It all ...
The End of War — Healing of the Nations

The End of War — Healing of the Nations

My favorite Christmas movie is Joyeux Noel. It tells the true story of a Christmas Day Truce in the trenches ...
We’ve Been Brought Near

We’ve Been Brought Near

We all have a complicated relationship with the Church. It’s a ruckus communion of saints. It’s for many a place ...
The Kingdom that Divides

The Kingdom that Divides

Growing up, my family spent each night of the holidays sitting beneath the glow of the Christmas tree and watching ...
How the Long Expected Jesus Came

How the Long Expected Jesus Came

How does the king come? We know He comes to change the world. We know He was born into our ...
A Child and Big Government

A Child and Big Government

Wherever he reigns, His thriving and flourishing will be there, too! His law is peace. On May 19, 2018, Prince ...
Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth

At the center of the angel’s announcement on the first Christmas night is this phrase found in Luke 2:14; it’s ...
Mourning with Hope in a Tragic World

Mourning with Hope in a Tragic World

Christmas can be a time of lights, trees, parties, and decadent food, but it is definitely a season of grief ...
A Humble Baby?

A Humble Baby?

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,     though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me ...
Responding to the King’s Arrival

Responding to the King’s Arrival

Go on up to a high mountain,     O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength,     O Jerusalem, ...
Life from a Stump

Life from a Stump

As I mentioned previously, our family always cuts down a Christmas tree. Each year, we leave a stump in the ...
Jesus Came into the World

Jesus Came into the World

“Jesus came into Galilee” is offered as hope, the first hope. After centuries of silence, of struggle, and continued sin, ...
The True Story of Hope

The True Story of Hope

On a December morning in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012, children and teachers were likely gearing up for a day filled ...
Why Did Jesus Have to Come?

Why Did Jesus Have to Come?

Christmas is a magical time for kids as they see the glow of lights, trees in the home, and packages ...
Preparing for Advent

Preparing for Advent

Christmas Tree Hunting In the early days of Advent, we drive out to the Beck family farm to cut down ...
New Resource Now Available!

New Resource Now Available!

We have a new resource for kids, families, communities, and churches. I'm very excited about it. This children's resource began as ...
Episode 64: Taking Small and Big Steps Toward Everyday Discipleship

Episode 64: Taking Small and Big Steps Toward Everyday Discipleship

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jeff Vanderstelt talk about the tension many believers face: they want ...
Episode 063: Cultivating Leadership Pipeline

Episode 063: Cultivating Leadership Pipeline

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney talk about the importance of developing an intentional ...
Episode 062: Loving People Through Apologetics

Episode 062: Loving People Through Apologetics

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with poet and apparel designer, Preston Perry, about loving people ...
Episode 061: Thriving as an Introvert in Community

Episode 061: Thriving as an Introvert in Community

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Saturate Managing Director, Amy Lathrop about being an introvert ...
Episode 060: Here in Spirit with Jonathan Dodson

Episode 060: Here in Spirit with Jonathan Dodson

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Jonathan Dodson about the person of the Holy Spirit, ...
Episode 058: Leadership That Releases Movement

Episode 058: Leadership That Releases Movement

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with David Achata about a new premium podcast we're launching ...
Episode 057: Sexuality, Identity, and the Gospel with Jackie Hill Perry

Episode 057: Sexuality, Identity, and the Gospel with Jackie Hill Perry

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with writer and artist, Jackie Hill Perry about her new book Gay ...
Episode 056: How the Story of God Shapes Disciples

Episode 056: How the Story of God Shapes Disciples

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Chris Gonzalez and Kevin Platt of Missio Dei in Phoenix, ...
Episode 055: What the Karate Kid Teaches Us About Discipleship

Episode 055: What the Karate Kid Teaches Us About Discipleship

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with author, pastor, and international equipper, Cole Brown about the power ...
Episode 054: Diving Deep into DNA Groups

Episode 054: Diving Deep into DNA Groups

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Jared Pickney and Adam Breckenridge of Fellowship Paragould about ...
Episode 053: What's Essential in an MC? Part 8: Bible, Holy Spirit, and Patience

Episode 053: What’s Essential in an MC? Part 8: Bible, Holy Spirit, and Patience

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Ben Connelly wrap up the "What's Essential" series with an ...
Episode 052: What's Essential to an MC? Part 7: Mission and Purpose

Episode 052: What’s Essential to an MC? Part 7: Mission and Purpose

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Steve Hart, pastor of Soma Spokane, about their church's ...
Episode 051: What's Essential to an MC? Part 6: Repentance and Faith

Episode 051: What’s Essential to an MC? Part 6: Repentance and Faith

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Ben Connelly talk about the importance and power of a ...
Episode 050: What's Essential in an MC? Part 5: Caring for Friends in Need

Episode 050: What’s Essential in an MC? Part 5: Caring for Friends in Need

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with CJ Bergman, Pastor of Citizens Church in San Francisco, ...
Episode 049: What's Essential to an MC? Part 4: Truth and Healing

Episode 049: What’s Essential to an MC? Part 4: Truth and Healing

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with CJ Bergman, pastor of Citizens Church in San Francisco, ...
Episode 048: What's Essential in an MC? Part 3: Commitment and Freedom

Episode 048: What’s Essential in an MC? Part 3: Commitment and Freedom

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Ben Connelly about the importance of committing to the process of becoming ...
Episode 047: What's Essential to an MC? Part 2: Identity

Episode 047: What’s Essential to an MC? Part 2: Identity

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Ben Connelly about the importance of rooting disciples in ...
Episode 046: What is Essential in an MC? Part 1: The Gospel

Episode 046: What is Essential in an MC? Part 1: The Gospel

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson begins a new series talking with experienced leaders and practitioners from ...
Episode 045: Leading and Forming a Team Culture

Episode 045: Leading and Forming a Team Culture

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Duke Revard about building teams, recruiting leaders, and creating ...
Episode 044: Leading Big Missional Communities

Episode 044: Leading Big Missional Communities

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Justin Bindel of Ekklesia Salt Lake City about the ...
Episode 043: Engaging Grief as a Community

Episode 043: Engaging Grief as a Community

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Mirela Watson about their experience with grief, and how ...
Episode 042: The Importance of the Bible in Community with Tim Mackie

Episode 042: The Importance of the Bible in Community with Tim Mackie

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad and Jared talk with Tim Mackie of The Bible Project, about the ...
Episode 040: How Every Church and MC Can Plant Churches

Episode 040: How Every Church and MC Can Plant Churches

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Ben Connelly, director of Church Planting for Soma, about ...
Episode 039: Top 5 Myths About Missional Communities

Episode 039: Top 5 Myths About Missional Communities

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney dismiss five common myths about missional communities that ...
Episode 038: How to Equip a Community to Abide in Christ

Episode 038: How to Equip a Community to Abide in Christ

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney dive into the powerful calling of Jesus to ...
Episode 037: The Power of Missional Community Leader Coaching

Episode 037: The Power of Missional Community Leader Coaching

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and David Achata talk about the the powerful tool of coaching ...
Episode 036: Leading a Missional Community Without "Superstar" Christians

Episode 036: Leading a Missional Community Without “Superstar” Christians

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Jared Pickney about how to lead a missional community ...
Episode 035: How to Share Leadership in a Missional Community

Episode 035: How to Share Leadership in a Missional Community

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Jared Pickney about the vision behind sharing leadership and ...
Episode 034: How to Intentionally Develop Leaders

Episode 034: How to Intentionally Develop Leaders

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Duke Revard, the director of the Soma Family of ...
Episode 33: How the Gospel Comes to Students and Parents

Episode 33: How the Gospel Comes to Students and Parents

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Tim Parlier, Saturate's student specialist, about how high school ...
Episode 32: How Lent Can Be Powerful in Missional Communities

Episode 32: How Lent Can Be Powerful in Missional Communities

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Saturate team member, Sunee Hillyer, about why Lent can be a powerful season in the life of a missional community. Join Bran and Sunee ...
Episode 31: How to Include Not Yet Believers in Missional Community

Episode 31: How to Include Not Yet Believers in Missional Community

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Jeff and Ali Lowndes who have led and multiplied missional communities in Los Angeles ...
Episode 30: Speaking the Truths of Jesus in Life, Part 2

Episode 30: Speaking the Truths of Jesus in Life, Part 2

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson brings you part two of the live gospel fluency training by ...
Episode 29: Speaking the Truths of Jesus in Life, Part 1

Episode 29: Speaking the Truths of Jesus in Life, Part 1

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson shares the audio of Jeff Vanderstelt teaching on Gospel Fluency at an event in Los Angeles, California. ...
Episode 028: Celebrating God's Grace in 2017

Episode 028: Celebrating God’s Grace in 2017

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Jeff Vanderstelt about 2017 and what God is doing ...
Episode 027: How to Lead a Multiplication

Episode 027: How to Lead a Multiplication

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney walk through the nuts and bolts of multiplying ...
Episode 026: The Holidays in MC Life

Episode 026: The Holidays in MC Life

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks about the challenges and opportunities missional communities face during Christmas ...
Episode 025: What Missional Community Do

Episode 025: What Missional Community Do

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney talk about the often overlooked questions ...
Episode 024: How Churches Can Work Together for Gospel Saturation

Episode 024: How Churches Can Work Together for Gospel Saturation

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with Nathan Cedarland about how churches on the Washington coast are collaborating ...
Episode 023: How Artists Engage Community and Mission

Episode 023: How Artists Engage Community and Mission

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson talks with writer and Saturate Podcast editor Ben Fort about serving ...
Episode 022: Why Some Missional Communities Fail

Episode 022: Why Some Missional Communities Fail

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney discuss seven reasons missional communities lose momentum ...
Key Audio Training Now Available

Key Audio Training Now Available

Many of you have been telling us for a while how much you would love to have access to the audio of our training videos. You asked, and we listened ...
Episode 020: There Are No Silver Bullets

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 ...
Episode 019: How Do You Choose a Common Mission

Episode 019: How Do You Choose a Common Mission

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney dive into the challenges of choosing a common ...
Episode 018: What is a Missional Community Leader

Episode 018: What is a Missional Community Leader

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney discuss the role of leadership, how you know ...
Episode 017: The Importance of Life With God

Episode 017: The Importance of Life With God

In this Episode of The Saturate Podcast, Jeff Vanderstelt joins Brad Watson to discuss how our life with God shapes us as disciples ...
Episode 016: What Is Saturate?

Episode 016: What Is Saturate?

In this episode of the Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson is joined by Saturate co-founder and visionary leader, Jeff Vanderstelt to talk about ...
Episode 015: Frequently Asked Questions

Episode 015: Frequently Asked Questions

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Jeff Vanderstelt is joined by a panel of pastors, planters, and missional community leaders ...
Episode 014: How to Prayerfully Plan

Episode 014: How to Prayerfully Plan

On this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and David Achata share the purpose and power of prayerfully planning ...
Episode 013: Gospel Conversations

Episode 013: Gospel Conversations

How can we encourage and equip our people to have more frequent and deeper gospel conversations in the everyday rhythms ...
Episode 012: How To Form Missional Communities

Episode 012: How To Form Missional Communities

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Jeff Vanderstelt talks about the necessary elements for forming and leading a missional community. ...
Episode 011: Using the Enneagram in Missional Communities

Episode 011: Using the Enneagram in Missional Communities

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Brad and Jared welcome Adam Breckenridge to the podcast as they discuss the ...
Episode 010: Making Disciples in a Hurried Life

Episode 010: Making Disciples in a Hurried Life

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Brad and Jared discuss the nearly overwhelming challenge of balancing life in a ...
Episode 009: Gospel Fluency with Jackie Hill Perry

Episode 009: Gospel Fluency with Jackie Hill Perry

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Mirela Watson talks with writer, speaker, and musical artist Jackie Hill Perry about ...
Episode 008: Seeking Missional People

Episode 008: Seeking Missional People

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Brad talks with Todd Morr about the smallest and often forgotten aspect of ...
Episode 007: Shared Learning and Coaching Cohorts

Episode 007: Shared Learning and Coaching Cohorts

On this week's episode of The Saturate Podcast, David Achata and Brad Watson talk with Dan Bovenmyer and Ryan Latour ...
Episode 006: Why is Coaching Important for Missional Communities?

Episode 006: Why is Coaching Important for Missional Communities?

On this week's episode of The Saturate Podcast, David Achata joins Brad to discuss the role of coaching: what it ...
Episode 005: Developing Disciple-making Leaders

Episode 005: Developing Disciple-making Leaders

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Brad and Jared are joined by pastor and author Ben Connelly to discuss ...
Episode 004: What does it mean to be "gospel fluent"?

Episode 004: What does it mean to be “gospel fluent”?

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Jeff Vanderstelt and Justin Anderson discuss the meaning of gospel fluency and how to ...
Episode 003: Avoiding Missional Burnout

Episode 003: Avoiding Missional Burnout

In this next episode of The Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney discuss causes of missional burnout and ways that ...
Episode 002: Multiplying Missional Communities

Episode 002: Multiplying Missional Communities

In this episode of The Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney discuss HOW and WHEN do you multiply missional communities? Brad and ...
Episode 001: Do Missional Communities Really Work?

Episode 001: Do Missional Communities Really Work?

In this first episode of The Saturate Podcast, Brad Watson and Jared Pickney discuss common objections and difficulties people have ...

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