Equip. Send. Bless.

Surge exists to equip leaders in all fields and vocations to live as sent people to bless our broken world. 

The Surge School is a 9-month, church-based leadership development program. Churches utilize Surge School for discipleship and training of leaders for their congregations, workplaces, and all areas of our city.

Over 1000 leaders in Arizona have graduated from Surge School and now several other cities across our nation are implementing Surge School within their network of churches.  


Surge Lunches are a free monthly lunch designed to bring leaders together from across the Valley and give them valuable content to interact with and time to fellowship with one another.  

We meet the first Wednesday of every month at Redemption Church Arcadia. We cover a diverse range of topics in our Surge lunch. Sometimes our lunches are more academic and others are more practical. Last year our lunches covered topics like: Loving Your Muslim Neighbor, The Church & the Black Lives Matters Movement, and Reading Scripture as a Biblical Narrative.

Surge Seminars are intensives designed to equip pastors and church leaders in topics that are essential to cultivating healthy missional churches. Our Surge Seminars are robustly theological and provide leaders with many opportunities to be lifelong learners alongside one another. 

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The Missional Training Center infuses our Surge churches with rich theological education that trains pastors/leaders for the realities they face in equipping God’s people to be a faithful presence in today’s world. We are partnering with Redeemer Seminary, Dallas to offer an accredited Masters of Arts. degree in missional theology.  

The Missional Training Center also provides ongoing professional development and enrichment for pastors who already have theological degrees. These pastors participate in cohorts alongside students in their churches. 

Michael Goheen is associate faculty at Trinity College, University of Bristol, UK. He supervises PhD students that will become future academic leaders in missional theological education in Arizona.  

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