Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life

By Jeff Vanderstelt

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Saturate: Being Disciples of Jesus in the Everyday Stuff of Life

By Jeff Vanderstelt

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What does it look like to live for Jesus in the everyday stuff of life?

Many Christians have unwittingly embraced the idea that “church” is a once-a-week event rather than a community of Spirit-empowered people; that “ministry” is what pastors do on Sundays rather than the 24/7 calling of all believers; and that “discipleship” is a program rather than the normal state of every follower of Jesus.

Drawing on his experience as a pastor and church planter, Jeff Vanderstelt wants us to see that there’s more—much more—to the Christian life than sitting in a pew once a week. God has called his people to something bigger: a view of the Christian life that encompasses the ordinary, the extraordinary, and everything in between.

Packed full of biblical teaching, compelling stories, and real-world advice, this book will remind you that Jesus is filling the world with his presence through the everyday lives of everyday people...

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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. You can connect with Jeff at his website,, or on Twitter (@JeffVanderstelt).

Product Details

Category: Christian Living
Evangelism & Missions
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 256
Size: 5.25 in x 8.25 in
Weight: 14.03 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-4599-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-4599-3
ISBN-UPC: 9781433545993
Case Quantity: 40
Published: April 30, 2015

Table of Contents

Part 1: Beginnings

  1. It Began in a Boat
  2. Jesus Goes to Poker Parties

Part 2: Jesus

  1. Jesus Is Better
  2. Jesus Did It Better: We Have Been Saved
  3. Jesus Does It Better: We Are Being Saved
  4. Jesus Will Make It Better: We Will Be Saved

Part 3: Discipleship

  1. All-of-Life Discipleship
  2. Life on Life
  3. Life in Community
  4. Life on Mission

Part 4: New Identity

  1. You Do Who You Are
  2. We Are Family: Baptized into the Name of the Father
  3. We Are Servants: Baptized into the Name of the Son (the King)
  4. We Are Missionaries: Baptized into the Name of the Holy Spirit

Part 5: The Everyday Stuff

  1. Everyday Rhythms
  2. An Everyday Plan
  3. Everyday People on Mission

Appendix A: Missional Community Covenant Template
Appendix B: Missional Community Covenant Sample


“I’ve always been grateful for Jeff Vanderstelt’s heart for discipleship. Rather than drawing people to himself, he labors to help others understand the power they possess in the Spirit. He does what all good leaders should do: spends his days equipping others to do the work of the ministry.”
Francis Chan, New York Times bestselling author, Crazy Love and Forgotten God

“Jeff is one of the smartest, most dedicated, and most interesting disciple-makers I know. In this book, and through the medium of his life story, he effectively passes on the key insights that make him one of the best movement leaders in the country. Saturate is a winner.”
Alan Hirsch, Founder, Forge and Future Travelers; award winning author, Untamed, Right Here Right Now, and ReJesus

“If someone were to ask me where to go to learn about discipleship, I would hand them the Bible along with Jeff Vanderstelt’s book Saturate. Readers will find themselves taking a survey of their lives, seeing the areas that God desires to take captive for his glory. Whether you are a preacher, homemaker, small-group leader, high school student, or new convert, Saturate will spur you on to live a life that will influence others to know Jesus while growing people in Jesus, not just at church, but in all of life.”
Jackie Hill Perry, author; Bible teacher; hip-hop artist

“Jeff Vanderstelt uses an ordinary experience to give us extraordinary insight into what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Saturate is a great challenge to all of us to stop doing church and be the church!”
Dave Ferguson, Lead Pastor, Community Christian Church, Naperville, Illinois; Lead Visionary, NewThing

“In Saturate, Jeff Vanderstelt endeavors to provide Christians with an image of God’s grace that is all-encompassing and inescapable. Whether you are new to the faith or a seasoned believer, Jeff’s words will encourage you and focus God’s gospel on every facet of your life. This book will challenge the way you see your Savior, your mission, and your everyday life.”
Ed Stetzer, Dean, Talbot School of Theology

“Jeff Vanderstelt’s passion and commitment to the fame of Jesus are as evident in this book as they are in his preaching. It was so refreshing to read chapter after chapter that lifted high the name of Jesus and to be challenged to do the same more and more in my life and ministry.”
Matt Carter, Pastor of Preaching, The Austin Stone Community Church, Austin, Texas; coauthor, The Real Win

Saturate is a crucially needed and down-to-earth manual for what is most important—loving God and loving neighbors. What Christian wouldn’t want to know what Jeff Vanderstelt has brilliantly and helpfully given us here?”
Jared C. Wilson, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Author in Residence, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; author, The Imperfect Disciple and Love Me Anyway