Nov 3rd 2020

Leader Development of the Future

A Saturate Webinar

Rising costs of higher education, increased accessibility of online training, and a downward trend of self-identified Christians in Western contexts have combined with other factors over the past decade to make many question the long-term viability of institutions like Bible colleges and seminaries. COVID propelled that question to the forefront of many minds. Church-based theological education is an aspirational goal for many churches, but is less a reality.
Saturate’s Brad Watson and Dr. Winfield Bevins (Asbury Seminary) will join us to encourage local churches in time-tested ways of developing leaders and shaping them for ministry in various contexts.

Dr. Winfield Bevins

Winfield Bevins is a “liturgical missiologist” whose passion is to help others connect to the roots of the Christian faith for discipleship and mission. He currently serves as the Director of Church Planting at Asbury Theological Seminary. He frequently speaks at conferences on a variety of topics and as both an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at various seminaries and universities in the United States and England. He has a Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest and is pursuing a PhD at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Having grown up in a free-church background, Winfield eventually found his spiritual home in the Anglican tradition, but freely draws wisdom from all church traditions. Having authored several books, his writings explore the convergence of tradition and mission. His latest Zondervan book, Ever Ancient, Ever New, examines young adults who have embraced Christian liturgy and how it has impacted their lives.

As an artist, Winfield is dedicated to connecting the church and the arts community. He is a visual artist who enjoys painting iconography, landscapes, and portraits. Over the past decade, he has helped start numerous arts initiatives, including a non-profit art gallery and studio, and an arts program in North Carolina.

He and his wife Kay have three beautiful girls Elizabeth, Anna Belle, and Caroline and live in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky.

Brad Watson

Brad A. Watson (M.A. in Theology) enjoys encouraging, challenging, and helping followers of Jesus to live on mission in community by helping them connect the gospel with its implications to their daily lives. Locally, Brad serves as an equipping elder of Soma Culver City in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his wife and their three children. Globally, he has the privilege of coaching and resourcing church leaders on how to form gospel-centered communities that love God and serve their city.

Brad is the author of the Together series of missional books (GCD Books) and co-author of Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection (Zondervan). He also serves as a board member of Gospel-Centered Discipleship. Connect with Brad at where he writes about community, character, coaching, and leadership.