Please pray for us as we consider this together. And if the Lord should so lead us to replant a new church, pray for healing, for wisdom for establishing a new leadership culture, and above all else that we keep Jesus at the top of the org chart and humbly serve Him well on the Eastside.
Jeff Vanderstelt discribes the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jeff Vanderstelt discusses how the Gospel teaches us to say no to sin.
Jeff Vanderstelt discusses how everyone is an unbeliever.
The very reason many people are not stepping out in mission is because they're not willing to die for the One who died for them. If you get over that, nothing will stop you.
"The biggest mistake I made was I told people to go be Jesus to people. None of you can be Jesus to people - only Jesus can be Jesus to people." - Jeff Vanderstelt
Here's how I know you're not really on mission... You're not walking in the rhythms of the life of the people who are there. If you only see them once in a while you're not on mission with them.
"The God of the Universe comes and dwells in obscurity for 30 years, and He's not noticed. Are we willing to not be noticed?"
Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski tackle this tough question in this clip from the Verge Conference.
Jeff Vanderstelt identifies the 6 normal rhythms of life and works through how to equip normal people to live extraordinary lives on mission in these 6 rhythms.
Jeff Vanderstelt, pastor and leader of SOMA Communities in Tacoma, WA, begins his talk with this phrase, "If you don't know the context in which you are doing ministry, then you are going to be pretty ineffective for ministry." He goes on to unpack the essence of leadership as knowledge, belief, and skill, and explains the biblical principle of making our leadership transferrable.
During our Missional Community leadership training we start with a definition of missional community. Then, we clarify what it is not. A Missional Community is not primarily a Bible study. Find out why:
Over the coming weeks, we will be asking some of the leading thinkers and practitioners to answer 7 of the most frequently asked questions about missional communities. In this PODCAST installment, Jeff Vanderstelt tackles the question, â€œWhat is a missional community?â€ What do you think about Jeffâ€™s definition? Does it leave you with any additional questions? Join the conversationâ€¦
A Missional Community is a Family of Missionary Servants who make Disciples who make Disciples. Family â€“ First of all a missional community is a group of believers who live and experience life together like a family. Read more...
"In order to lead our people to see all of life as ministry and mission we must equip them to live out the gospel in everyday activities â€“ rhythms. We have found some transferable patterns or rhythms of life that should be lived out in light of the Gospel and our gospel identity." Jeff Vanderstelt talks about Gospel Rhythms in this main session talk from Verge 2010.
Mike Breen, Alan Hirsch, Jo Saxton and Jeff Vanderstelt discuss how we can recover the power of the gospel among ordinary people.