Sept 15th 2020

The North American Church of the Future

A Saturate Webinar

COVID has changed the methods and marks of many churchesbut even as (if) the North American Church (and beyond) emerges from this unique season, the landscape will look vastly different. There will be no “going back”; no “return to normal.”
SEND Institute’s Daniel Yang kicks off Saturate’s fall webinar series as we explore how COVID has highlighted a number of realities and trends that existed before COVID, and will move even quicker after. We’ll see how church leaders can use this season to reform our priorities and prepare for mission and ministry in the next one.

Daniel Yang

Daniel is the Director of the Send Institute, leading and overseeing all of its initiatives. Prior to directing the institute, he planted a church in Toronto where he also helped recruit, assess, and train church planters through the Send Network and the Release Initiative. Daniel has served on various church staffs including Northwood Church, led by Bob Roberts Jr., where he was trained as a church planter and involved in global and multi-faith engagement. Prior to church planting, Daniel was an engineer for eight years. He earned an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, and is currently a Ph.D. Intercultural Studies student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Ben Connelly

Ben Connelly is Director of Training for Saturate. After 19 years serving in local churches together, Ben and Jess now get to serve 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 taught university and seminary classes. He serves as an elder in The City Church (Acts29/Soma), which he and Jess planted in 2009, and blogs occasionally at