The Surge Network is a movement of local churches putting Jesus on display in our cities.
The Surge School is a 9-month, church-based leadership development program. Each year, 30+ churches in Arizona utilize Surge School for discipleship and together our congregations train 300+ lay leaders in their congregations to participate in God's mission in their workplaces, neighborhoods, and areas of need in our city.
The Surge Faith, Work and Rest Initiative helps students and alumni of the Surge School with discerning their vocations and reimagining their occupations for the good of their neighbors and the glory of God. This is the focus of Quarter 4 of the Surge School Curriculum and many Surge School students opt to continue exploring this topic more deeply by working one-on-one with a coach and/or attending career transition small groups.
Surge Gatherings & Collectives
Surge Regional Gatherings are monthly meals designed to give pastors and local church ministry leaders time to fellowship with one another around training that is valuable for pastoral ministry. Surge currently hosts gatherings in West Phoenix, North Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix, and Tucson.
Surge Collectives are intensives designed to equip pastors and church leaders who share particular joys and burdens in topics that are essential to cultivating healthy missional churches. Surge currently hosts collectives for women in local church ministry, international pastors, pastors of Spanish or bi-lingual congregations, and a learning cohort for Minority pastors studying the agapist tradition that formed Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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 Covenant Theological Seminary 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.