COVID has changed the methods and marks of many churches—but even as (if) the North American Church (and beyond) emerges from this unique season, the landscape will look vastly different.
Our panel of leaders in Soma churches from various contexts across the US share lessons they’ve learned during COVID around what missional communities might look like long after COVID
Stuart Murray explains the cultural shifts we are experiencing, and ways to proactively encourage us to pursue mission within post-Christendom.
Brad Watson and Dr. Winfield Bevins encourage local churches in time-tested ways of developing leaders and shaping them for ministry in various contexts.
Drs. Linda Bergquist and Todd Engstrom join us to discuss both helpful and unhelpful changes they’re seeing as they interact with church leaders in different contexts.
Gospel + Politics
How does the gospel of Jesus offer truly good news for increasingly polarized Christians, churches, and cities? Ben is joined by ERLC’s VP for Policy Travis Wussow and author/editor Trillia Newbell.
How can we view even politics — like everything else in our lives — through the lens of God’s true story? Webinar with Dr. Mike Goheen and Chris Gonzalez.
How does the gospel change how we relate to people with different beliefs? Jeff Vanderstelt and Dr. Bob Roberts Jr have an important conversation about Jesus’ command to love our enemies.
Our panel of Soma pastors what we do when politicians stop caring about Christianity, and when their platforms don’t try to convince people of faith that our values are the same as theirs?
The Gospel + Racial Injustice
This is a conversation with church leaders, Sam Choi (Minneapolis, MN), Kendrick Banks (Dallas, TX), and Atanasio Segovia (León, MEX) as we seek to understand, process, and respond to these past weeks’ events through the lens of the gospel.
Have we lost the sense of urgency around these conversations? Have we returned to a comfortable life? Is anything truly changing? The panel from Saturate’s June “Gospel & Racial Injustice” webinar returns to consider questions like these.
Will the church ever go back to its pre-COVID normal? Kevin Kim helps lead WeAreChurch and Crazy Love Ministries in San Francisco and joins Ben Connelly for a final COVID-19-related webinar.
Abe Meysenburg, pastor of shepherding at Summit Crossing Community Church in Huntsville, Alabama, joins Ben Connelly to continue Saturate’s COVID-19 webinar series to discuss care and gospel shepherding in isolation.
God’s great commission is to “go and make disciples.” Can Jesus’ followers still accomplish this when we’re being told to “stay and avoid other humans”? BillCouchenour, who helps lead both Exponential and Tampa Underground, will join Ben Connelly to discuss living on mission in lockdown.
In this webinar, Brad Watson and Ben Connelly discuss core principles for everyday discipleship in community, ways to keep relationships strong despite the unique restrictions we currently have, and your questions around these topics.
Jeff Vanderstelt, Bob Roberts, and Ben Connelly talk about lessons they’ve learned from the global church on decentralized movements. This conversation is inspiring, encouraging, and challenging as we faithfully seek to be who God made is in the times he’s placed us.