One of the best training resources available via Soma Communities is learning the “story-formed way” (go here and here for downloadable resources). In this video interview with Scott Thomas of Acts 29, Jeff Vanderstelt shares on the many ways of sharing the gospel, beginning with gospel fluency and confidence in the gospel’s work in your own life–past, present, and future. This is really help and totally unlike the evangelism training I received years ago. Check it out.
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Several months ago, NewFrontiers interviewed Jeff Vanderstelt leading up to their conference, and below are three parts of the interview, focusing on gospel fluency, meaning of missional, and hospitality. These are some critical issues for the church today, and Jeff is one of the best at addressing them. Check out these short videos:
Meaning of Missional/Missional Communities
Hospitality and the Church in America
Jeff Vanderstelt of Soma Communities talks about networked structures from the 2010 Verge Missional Community Conference.
Over the past two years, Soma Communities ranks in the top five resource centers that have helped me in theology and practice, in particular as it relates to gospel, community, and mission. Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski are careful theologians and seasoned practitioners who are consistently forwarding the vision of what it means to be gospel communities on mission. Below is a video of Jeff Vanderstelt talking about their passion and orientation around the mission of the church with gospel intentionality.
Few evangelical leaders have done more to promote gospel centrality than Soma Communities, and in particular Jeff Vanderstelt and Caesar Kalinowski. If you are new to Soma, here’s a good place to start. You can also access a wealth of gospelicious audio (to borrow Scotty Smith’s term) from their archives (especially check out their stuff from Soma School).
Below is a brief interview where Justin Anderson asks Jeff Vanderstelt about what does it mean to be gospel-centered and how it affects us having an outward focus. Check it out.