The Meaning of Missional – Jeff Vanderstelt

http://vimeo.com/21660618 There is much confusion about the meaning of the word "missional." Does the word just refer to social justice? Does it just refer to evangelism? Is it just another type of church gr... More...

Why People Avoid Mission – Jeff Vanderstelt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ou5MEewPM In this short clip from Exponential 2011: On the Verge, Jeff Vanderstelt, of SOMA Communities, speaks on How to Lead a Movement. This clip helps us to hear what ou... More...

Equipping for Everyday Life – Jeff Vanderstelt

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.

Gospel Fluency

In this training session Jeff unpacks the Gospel and what it looks like to be fluent in the Gospel. In other words, the Gospel has to become second nature if we are to engage in the mission of God effectively.

Missional Community with Children in Mind

How can our children join us in the overall mission? How do we disciple them all week long? How do we make sure the mission is accessible for them? How do we insure they can participate? And, how do we help them reach their peers as well?

7 Questions Series | RECAP

We spent several months with leading thinkers and practitioners to answer 7 of the most frequently asked questions about missional communities. Join the conversation!

What’s the difference?

Recently we started the "7 Questions" Series to explore some of the burning questions about Missional Communities. Right now we are exploring the question, "What's the difference between a Missional Communi... More...

Jeff Vanderstelt: What is a missional community? | PODCAST

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, “What is a missional community?” What do you think about Jeff’s definition? Does it leave you with any additional questions? Join the conversation…

Jeff Vanderstelt: Gospel Rhythms | PODCAST

"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 – 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.