Saturating your experience with the gospel
“As we think about developing cultures of gospel saturation in our churches, we’ve got to realize that we’re always either leading in such a way that will helping people realize the importance of the gospel, often times—if we’re not careful—we’re actually doing something that fights against the development of the gospel culture in the church.”
Watch as Jeff Vanderstelt, teaching pastor of Doxa Church in Bellevue, Washington, and author of Saturate and Gospel Fluency, explains what it looks like to saturate our experience as a community with the gospel.
Reflect and discuss:
- In what ways do our ministry focuses either develop people in the gospel or fight against it?
- How does understanding the context of the gospel (creation, fall, redemption, restoration) help our people more effectively share the gospel?
- Why is it important that we teach our people how to read the Bible with Jesus as the focus?
- Examine your ministry: are you more confident in your church resources or Christ’s redemption?
About Jeff Vanderstelt:
Jeff Vanderstelt is a pastor, speaker, author, and founder and visionary leader of Saturate and the Soma Family of Churches. He serves as a teaching pastor and director of missional communities at Doxa Church in Bellevue, Washington. Additionally, Jeff supports church planting globally through training and as a member of the advisory board of C2C Network. He and his wife, Jayne, have three children.