October 20th 2020

The Local Church of the Future

A Saturate Webinar

After two webinars that looked at cultural and historical trends facing the Western Church, both as we emerge from COVID and as we look at trends and data that started long before 2020, this webinar zooms in to the local church level.
Drs. Linda Bergquist (North American Mission Board) and Todd Engstrom (The Austin Stone) join us to discuss both helpful and unhelpful changes they’re seeing as they interact with church leaders in different contexts, as churches’ shorter-term ministry shifts become the new normal, and as leaders try new things for the sake of their work and witness to the cities to which God has sent them.

Linda Bergquist

Linda Bergquist is a strategist for North American Mission Board and the California Southern Baptist Convention. Linda works with a variety of peoples: Bay Area South Asian groups – Chinese language groups – Church plants with people from predominantly Muslim countries – African Americans in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties and – English speaking churches being planted in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties. – She also works with least reached people groups in these counties. Linda has served in the Bay Area for over 19 years, and has been involved in church planting for 35 years. She has co-authored two books, Church Turned Inside Out and The Wholehearted Church Planter. She also has written the Exponential e-book, The Great Commission and the Rest of Creation. Linda is a regular blogger and also teaches adjunct classes at various seminaries. For more information, contact Linda at [email protected]

Todd Engstrom

Dr. Todd Engstrom is the Executive Pastor of Ministries at The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. Additionally, he directs the efforts of The Austin Stone in church planting – training, resourcing and deploying church leaders to glorify God wherever they are. Finally, he regularly speaks, writes and consults with churches on the topics of missional communities and organizational leadership. At home, he is husband to Olivia, father to five kids, and a missionary in his neighborhood.