Welcome to the ninety-second episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave interviews Jeff Vanderstelt–Gospel Fluency: Speaking the Truths of Jesus into the Everyday Stuff of Life (Crossway, 2017).

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Jeff’s life, marriage, ministry, and upcoming ministry projects.
  • Jeff’s counsel to pastors and ministry leaders about ministry burnout.
  • The origins of gospel fluency.
  • What gospel fluency means.
  • How gospel fluency changed the way, Jeff explains evangelism.
  • How gospel fluency is changing the lives of the people in Jeff’s church.
  • Jeff’s process of preaching the gospel to himself and what drew him to this practice.
  • The importance of gospel fluency to local church membership.
  • How gospel fluency addresses spiritual apathy.
  • How being a good listener makes us even more effective gospel witnesses.
  • Some helpful tips for sharing our gospel story and making Jesus the hero instead of ourselves.
  • The first step someone should take in becoming gospel fluent.
  • How we guard against knowing gospel vocabulary but not the power of the gospel.

About the Guest:

As the visionary leader of the Soma Family of Churches and Saturate and the lead teaching pastor at Doxa Church in Bellevue, WA, Jeff Vanderstelt gets to spend his days doing what he loves – training disciples of Jesus to make more disciples of Jesus and equipping the Church in the gospel and missional living. Jeff is the author of “Saturate,” “Saturate Field Guide,” and “Gospel Fluency” (2017). He and Jayne, his wife of twenty-three years, have three children; Haylee, Caleb, and Maggie. Connect with Jeff at his website www.jeffvanderstelt.com or on twitter @JeffVanderstelt.
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