What to say when an incredible director asks you to animate a fun little video about something you love?
Of course I said YES!
Production: Josh Dennis, Jon Marshall
Voice: Jeff Vanderstelt
Script: Luis Andres Canedo
Creative Direction & Design: Jorge R. Canedo E.
Animation: Victor Claudio Silva
Music: Wallflower by Steven Gutheinz, Musicbed
Session 2 of 4
Jeff Vanderstelt is an elder at Soma Communities in Tacoma, WA and Vice President of the Acts 29 Network. This message was given on 4/5/11 at Living Stones Church in Reno, NV at the inaugural Acts 29 Northern CA/NV/HI regional event.
Jeff Vanderstelt discusses Newfrontiers, Acts 29, and his excitement about the Reformed, Charismatic, and Missional conference.
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Even if they want to, many Christians find it hard to talk to others about Jesus. Is it possible this difficulty is because we’re trying to speak a language we haven’t actually spent time practicing? Is it possible we have neglected to understand for ourselves how the good news of Jesus impacts every facet of our own lives? To become fluent in a new language, you must immerse yourself in it and commit to practicing it, over and over again. You must use it everyday until you actually start to think about life through it. Becoming fluent in the gospel happens the same way—after believing it, we have to intentionally rehearse it (to ourselves and to others) and immerse ourselves in its truths.
Coming in October 2017 - The Gospel Fluency Handbook and video series!
The Handbook is designed to help you and your group become fluent in the gospel—in other words, to help you move from unbelief to belief. The discussions and exercises in this 8-week interactive handbook provide a step-by-step immersion of your mind, heart, soul, and life in the gospel.
Each week follows a simple format: three sets of personal Readings and Reflections, a weekly guide for Group Discussion and Exercises that will lead to becoming a more gospel-fluent people. People who are learning to see and then speak the truths of Jesus into the everyday stuff of life.
More info: https://www.gospelfluency.com/#handbook
What is missing in the Church today? Jackie Hill Perry (Hip Hop Artist, poet, writer) discusses the importance of speaking and hearing the gospel in our everyday lives. Learn more and find more videos at gospelfluency.com
Music: Hynterland - Provided by Justin Hugus, https://soundcloud.com/hynterland
Download Keynote PDF here: http://www.ourelement.org/downloads/2017/2017_bct_keynote.pdf
In this training, we explore how we can better incorporate the practices of Gospel fluency and Biblical counseling into our ministry—whether in our GC’s, on a Sunday morning, in a study, or in our daily interactions with the people around us. We believe counseling is not just reserved for specific roles within the Church, but something Christ calls all His followers to as an integral component of mission. The goal of this one-day training is to address the challenges we face in this area, and equip attendees to better walk alongside others in a way that points them to the Gospel. Topics include understanding and engaging with suffering, empathy, avoiding assumptions/gathering data, how words work, and utilizing grace, gentleness, and candor.
Benjamin and Missy along with their co-workers Bart and Emily Allen are nearing the end of the long culture and language learning road in Amdu. They are focusing on fluency with the goal of passing their final evaluation in February 2017. This will free them up to begin formal ministry with their Amdu friends. That means starting a literacy program to teach the Amdu people how to read and write in their own language. Bible lessons will begin to be written and the plans made for beginning a formal Bible teaching program that will lay the foundation for the Gospel to be presented. These are exciting days for the Hatton's and the Allen's. Thank you for praying for Benjamin and Missy and their kids and for supporting disciple making in Amdu!