GENUINE COMMUNITY

A FIELD GUIDE FOR
AVAILABLE JULY 6, 2021!
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Books
Click on each book, workbook, or children's book for details, resources, and purchase info.
ARTICLES + AUDIO
Originals & from around the web
 
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SPEAKING + TRAINING

Upcoming Events + Webinars

  • Church Planting for God's Mission
    Church Planting for God's Mission
    Western Seminary Course
    May 13, 7:30 PM CDT – Aug 12, 8:30 PM CDT
    Western Seminary Course
    Western Seminary Masters' class, Summer 2021 (register by March 31). Meets weekly, Wednesday evenings CST.
  • Soma Ministry Discernment Center
    Soma Ministry Discernment Center
    Fort Worth
    Aug 10, 1:00 PM
    Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, USA
    You have a role in ministry. We want to help you figure out what it is!
  • Genuine Community W/ Trillia Newbell & Daniel Im
    Genuine Community W/ Trillia Newbell & Daniel Im
    Webinar
    Aug 17, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Webinar
    The second of three webinars on "genuine community," this one addresses positive and negative aspects of community in our discipleship.
  • USMB: Everyday Discipleship
    USMB: Everyday Discipleship
    Webinar
    Sep 14, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    Webinar
    A first of two webinars, this one looks elements of holistic, gospel-centered discipleship
  • Genuine Community W/ Shaun Alexander & Jeff Vanderstelt
    Genuine Community W/ Shaun Alexander & Jeff Vanderstelt
    Webinar
    Sep 14, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT
    Webinar
    The third of three webinars on "genuine community," this one considers aspects of leadership & mission in community.
  • USMB: Discipleship in Community
    USMB: Discipleship in Community
    Webinar
    Sep 28, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM CDT
    Webinar
    A second of two webinars, we look at the need for each other in our discipleship -- and both the beauty and difficulty of that reality.
  • Lead One: Gospel Fluency
    Lead One: Gospel Fluency
    McAllen
    Oct 02, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
    McAllen, McAllen, TX, USA
    What *actually* is the gospel, & how does it *actually* shape every aspect of our everyday lives, ministry, & mission?

(Ben also teaches regularly at Sunday gatherings of Salt+Light in Fort Worth)

Requests

Ben is honored to participate in occasional public and private events each year, at times together with Jess. Whether speaking at an event or church, doing virtual consulting, or facilitating a workshop for a specific staff or organization, Ben and Jess are often asked to train on these topics, and the gospel and its implications in each:

  • Gospel-Centered Life and Preaching

  • Everyday Mission and Contextualization

  • Self-Awareness and Your Role

  • Team Ministry and Dynamics

  • Starting a Church Planting Residency

  • Organizational Vision and Culture

  • Pastors' Wives' Health and Roles

  • Pastoral Families' Care and Sustainability

  • ...and they love teaching the Bible!

 

Click the request button below if you'd like Ben and/or Jess to join in your event. (*Note: While we prayerfully consider each request, travel is limited and typically books ~6 months in advance.) 

 
ABOUT

Ben Connelly is Director of Training for Saturate and Soma, leads Plant Fort Worth, and is co-planting Salt+Light Community in 2021.

 

He and Jess met doing student ministry in Waco, TX, then moved to Fort Worth where they planted The City Church  (Acts 29/ Soma) in 2009. Now, after over 20 years serving local churches together, they train disciple-makers and planter couples across the world, as well as churches/ organizations with a desire for sending.

 

They live in Fort Worth, TX with their three kids, and host short-term foster placements, each on his/her way toward reunification or adoption.

 

Ben has written/contributed to several books, workbooks, articles, and publications, and has also taught university and seminary classes.

INVOLVEMENT

I'm honored to work with some of the best folks on earth. Here are a few of them 

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