Oct
24
9:00 AM09:00

Surge 10 Year Celebration

Surge is turning 10!

Over this past decade we have enjoyed hundreds of meals together, many cups of coffee, grown up as ministers, partnered to bless our city, started a seminary, and discipled thousands of church members through Surge School.

Consider joining us for our 10th Anniversary Celebration. We are doing an extended day of prayer on October 24th from 9am-2pm as we celebrate the past decade of our fellowship and partnership together and look forward to the coming years ahead.

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East Valley November Surge Breakfast
Nov
1
8:30 AM08:30

East Valley November Surge Breakfast

November Surge Gathering: Marriage, Family, and Leadership

Leadership is a gift, a joy, a privilege, but it can also be difficult, taxing, and at times, overwhelming. As leaders, we know how important the health of our marriage and family is to the work that we do. At times our marriages can be a place of joy and rest and other times they seem to be a source of exhaustion and challenge.

In the face of the responsibilities of leadership, how can pastors and Christian Leaders nurture health in their marriages and family relationships? How can we model health for our congregations and ministry teams? Where do we turn when things aren’t okay at home?

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West Valley November Surge Lunch
Nov
6
11:30 AM11:30

West Valley November Surge Lunch

November Surge Gathering: Marriage, Family, and Leadership

Leadership is a gift, a joy, a privilege, but it can also be difficult, taxing, and at times, overwhelming. As leaders, we know how important the health of our marriage and family is to the work that we do. At times our marriages can be a place of joy and rest and other times they seem to be a source of exhaustion and challenge.

In the face of the responsibilities of leadership, how can pastors and Christian Leaders nurture health in their marriages and family relationships? How can we model health for our congregations and ministry teams? Where do we turn when things aren’t okay at home?

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Downtown November Surge Lunch
Nov
7
11:30 AM11:30

Downtown November Surge Lunch

November Surge Gathering: Marriage, Family, and Leadership

Leadership is a gift, a joy, a privilege, but it can also be difficult, taxing, and at times, overwhelming. As leaders, we know how important the health of our marriage and family is to the work that we do. At times our marriages can be a place of joy and rest and other times they seem to be a source of exhaustion and challenge.

In the face of the responsibilities of leadership, how can pastors and Christian Leaders nurture health in their marriages and family relationships? How can we model health for our congregations and ministry teams? Where do we turn when things aren’t okay at home?

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Tucson Q2 Surge School Intensive

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This event is for Surge School Students Only.

Quarter 2 Intensive:

November 14th 6-9pm
Description:  John Frame says, “Theology is application of God’s word to all of life.” The second quarter we build off the grand narrative of scripture we just spent 8 weeks studying in order to dive deeply into how the good news of Christ applies to all areas of our life. At the quarter two intensive, we will unpack the beautiful truths of the gospel: that God is great, so we do not have to be in control; that God is glorious so we do not have to fear others; that God is good, so we don’t have to look elsewhere; and that God is gracious, so we do not have to prove ourselves. We will also spend time teaching how God’s love is what transforms and changes us and challenge us to see how the Christ-shaped love of neighbor is key to our discipleship.

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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Phoenix Q2 Surge School Intensive

This event is for Surge School Students Only.

Quarter 2 Intensive:
November 15th 6-9pm

Description:  John Frame says, “Theology is application of God’s word to all of life.” The second quarter we build off the grand narrative of scripture we just spent 8 weeks studying in order to dive deeply into how the good news of Christ applies to all areas of our life. At the quarter two intensive, we will unpack the beautiful truths of the gospel: that God is great, so we do not have to be in control; that God is glorious so we do not have to fear others; that God is good, so we don’t have to look elsewhere; and that God is gracious, so we do not have to prove ourselves. We will also spend time teaching how God’s love is what transforms and changes us and challenge us to see how the Christ-shaped love of neighbor is key to our discipleship.

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Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tucson Q3 Surge School Intensive

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Quarter 3 Intensive:

February 6th 6-9pm

Description: In quarter three, we will teach on what it means to be the people of God and explore the purpose of the church. We will look at what it means to be a covenant people, sent to participate in God’s work to restore, create, and bless this world God has placed us in. We will unpack God’s mission and the vulnerable and help us consider the ways in which God has blessed and called us to be a people who engage in justice, mercy, and care for the vulnerable around us.

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Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Phoenix Q3 Surge School Intensive

This event is for Surge School Students Only.

Quarter 3 Intensive:

February 7th 6-9pm

Description: In quarter three, we will teach on what it means to be the people of God and explore the purpose of the church. We will look at what it means to be a covenant people, sent to participate in God’s work to restore, create, and bless this world God has placed us in. We will unpack God’s mission and the vulnerable and help us consider the ways in which God has blessed and called us to be a people who engage in justice, mercy, and care for the vulnerable around us. We will walk us through God’s heart for those often forgotten and on the margins and paint a picture for what it looks like to generously give of ourselves in order to learn from, follow, and serve the brokenhearted whom God loves.

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May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Tucson Q4 Surge School Intensive and Commissioning

This event is for Surge School Students Only.

Quarter 4 Intensive & Commissioning:

May 8th 6-9pm

Description: In our final quarter, we will dig into how can we can see work as a way to bring glory to God and serve our neighbors. We will explore how we can be more intentional in our work lives, and facilitate a discussion about the best practices for vocational discipleship. This intensive will provide Surge Students an opportunity to learn how they can help deepen their theology of work and be more intentional in their work lives.

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Phoenix Q4 Surge School Intensive and Commissioning

This event is for Surge School Students Only.

Quarter 4 Intensive & Commissioning:

May 9th 6-9pm

Speakers: Amy Sherman

Description: In our final quarter, we will dig into how can we can see work as a way to bring glory to God and serve our neighbors. We will explore how we can be more intentional in our work lives, and facilitate a discussion about the best practices for vocational discipleship. This intensive will provide Surge Students an opportunity to learn how they can help deepen their theology of work and be more intentional in their work lives.

 

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October Women in Leadership Breakfast
Oct
11
8:30 AM08:30

October Women in Leadership Breakfast

Please join us for the Women In Leadership breakfast... especially if you are a regular. If its your first time, you are welcome as well. I have been waking up in the middle of the night with prayers for our group of women and sensing a prodding from the Spirit to bring some of these thoughts to you. I wonder if we are not at a critical point in the development of some of our relationships and spheres of influence and I would like to share some brewing thoughts that have developed and give us some time to pray and discern with one another what we might do in 2019.

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Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Phoenix Q1 Surge School Intensive

This event is for Surge School Students Only.

October 5th 6-9pm
This is the only FRIDAY Intensive
Speaker: Mike Goheen

Description: The Bible tells one story of God’s purpose to restore the creation and the life of humankind. If we are to live faithfully as the people of God in our American cultural setting it is absolutely essential to understand the Bible as one story in contrast to the idolatrous cultural stories we are embedded in. Dr. Goheen will unpack the biblical story and give us a framework for living as a sent people who have been blessed to be a blessing.

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East Valley October Surge Breakfast
Oct
4
8:30 AM08:30

East Valley October Surge Breakfast

Unity of the Church in Christ

“Unity” is a well-worn word in today’s culture. Unity means many different things depending on who you are talking to and may even feel like a fluffy, idealistic, or romantic word. It can be a word tossed around to mean that we should endorse anything and anyone for the sake of “getting along.” But regardless of the misuse of the word, unity is one of the most profound themes of the Christian story.

The mystery of the gospel has to do with our union with Christ. That union does not just manifest itself in individual ways, but through the gathering of God’s people. In the New Testament we see this happen among the Jew and Gentile, young and  old, male and female, rich and poor.

Join us for a discussion on what Christian unity looks like like for the 21st century church. What are the means and tools that God has given us to walk in this unity? How do we foster this among ourselves, our congregations, and throughout the Bride of Christ in Arizona?

Speaker & Bio: Jason Turner

Jason Turner is also an advocate for equipping emerging ministry leaders and this is evident in his former tenure as President of Dominion Bible College and in his current commitment as consultant to various ministries and ministry leaders throughout the country. Prior to his appointment as Senior Pastor, Jason Turner served as Executive of Church Services and Associate Pastor to General Board Member Bishop Darrell L. Hines Sr. at Christian Faith Fellowship Church in Milwaukee, WI.

Today, Jason Turner serves as Senior Pastor of Christian Faith Fellowship Church Arizona. He has been in ministry for over 30 years but he will tell you that he is most proud of his 22-year marriage to Rhoda and their four amazing daughters.

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Downtown October Surge Lunch
Oct
3
11:30 AM11:30

Downtown October Surge Lunch

Unity & Reconciliation

“Unity” is a well-worn word in today’s culture. Unity means many different things depending on who you are talking to and may even feel like a fluffy, idealistic, or romantic word. It can be a word tossed around to mean that we should endorse anything and anyone for the sake of “getting along.” But regardless of the misuse of the word, unity is one of the most profound themes of the Christian story.

The mystery of the gospel has to do with our union with Christ. That union does not just manifest itself in individual ways, but through the gathering of God’s people. In the New Testament we see this happen among the Jew and Gentile, young and  old, male and female, rich and poor.

Join us for a discussion on what Christian unity looks like like for the 21st century church. What are the means and tools that God has given us to walk in this unity? How do we foster this among ourselves, our congregations, and throughout the Bride of Christ in Arizona?

Speaker & Bio: Mark Buckley

Mark Buckley has been following Jesus since 1970. He was active in the Jesus Movement and establishing churches in Northern California with the Open Door Commission. Mark and his wife Kristina have been married since 1973. They have had four children and four grandchildren. They moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1984 and planted Living Streams Church in their living room. Living Streams grew and flourished and helped plant churches in Arizona, Belize and Mexico.

Mark is a writer, a radio host and a pastor to pastors. He is based out of Living Streams, and speaks at many churches, retreats and conferences. He helped establish Grace Association and Pastors in Covenant which both provide forums where pastors and leaders can meet for prayer, fellowship and encouragement. Mark believes local churches bear better fruit when they are led by healthy pastors. He works with pastors who need wisdom and counsel to strengthen their churches, ministries and marriages.

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West Valley October Surge Lunch
Oct
2
11:30 AM11:30

West Valley October Surge Lunch

Unity & Reconciliation

“Unity” is a well-worn word in today’s culture. Unity means many different things depending on who you are talking to and may even feel like a fluffy, idealistic, or romantic word. It can be a word tossed around to mean that we should endorse anything and anyone for the sake of “getting along.” But regardless of the misuse of the word, unity is one of the most profound themes of the Christian story.

The mystery of the gospel has to do with our union with Christ. That union does not just manifest itself in individual ways, but through the gathering of God’s people. In the New Testament we see this happen among the Jew and Gentile, young and  old, male and female, rich and poor.

Join us for a discussion on what Christian unity looks like like for the 21st century church. What are the means and tools that God has given us to walk in this unity? How do we foster this among ourselves, our congregations, and throughout the Bride of Christ in Arizona?

Speaker & Bio: Mark Buckley

Mark Buckley has been following Jesus since 1970. He was active in the Jesus Movement and establishing churches in Northern California with the Open Door Commission. Mark and his wife Kristina have been married since 1973. They have had four children and four grandchildren. They moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1984 and planted Living Streams Church in their living room. Living Streams grew and flourished and helped plant churches in Arizona, Belize and Mexico.

Mark is a writer, a radio host and a pastor to pastors. He is based out of Living Streams, and speaks at many churches, retreats and conferences. He helped establish Grace Association and Pastors in Covenant which both provide forums where pastors and leaders can meet for prayer, fellowship and encouragement. Mark believes local churches bear better fruit when they are led by healthy pastors. He works with pastors who need wisdom and counsel to strengthen their churches, ministries and marriages.

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September - Daniel Initiative Lunch
Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

September - Daniel Initiative Lunch

September Lunch

Please join us for our September lunch for a time of fellowship, prayer, and discussion with brothers and sisters from many nations who call Arizona home.

Daniel Initiative (Global Church Gathering)
 

Please note the new day of our gatherings!
We will meet on the last Thursday of every month.
 

When: Sept 27th, from 12:00-1:30 pm
Where: Neighborhood Ministries. (1918 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85009)
Who: A Multi-Ethnic gathering of Christian leaders in our city
What: Food, Fellowship, Prayer, Networking and Mutual Encouragement

The Daniel Initiative
We are a movement of global leaders serving the local church by seeking and equipping the next generation of “Daniels.”

Daniel lived faithfully before God in a foreign land by serving as a leader who blessed both God’s people and his new nation.

This initiative longs to see the next generation of international leaders blessing our cities and leading multicultural churches in the 21st century.

For more information click here or email michel@surgenetwork.com

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Phoenix Surge School Kickoff
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Phoenix Surge School Kickoff

Welcome to Surge School

It is with great excitement that we kickoff Surge School.

Please mark your calendars and plan on attending the
Kickoff Event on Thursday, September 13th 6PM at Redemption Tempe.
We will have a brief orientation on what to expect as well as provide you the Surge Readers needed for the year.

Besides the readers, you will need to purchase one book per quarter to read along with the curriculum. 

You can also visit our website for more information and upcoming dates:surgenetwork.com/surge-students

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September Women in Leadership Breakfast
Sep
13
8:30 AM08:30

September Women in Leadership Breakfast

Our identities are rooted in a God that is love.  So often, though, our identities are stolen by fear.  As leaders, the identities we carry shape the kind of culture we create in our ministries and organizations.  Therefore, it is important for us to recognize those places where fear has influenced our identity, and then to allow the perfect love of God to drive out that fear, making God’s love more complete in us and as a result, in the world around us

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Tucson Surge School Kickoff
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Tucson Surge School Kickoff

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Welcome to Surge School

It is with great excitement that we kickoff Surge School.

Please mark your calendars and plan on attending the
Kickoff Event on Wednesday, September 12th, 6 PM at The Vineyard Christian Community.
We will have a brief orientation on what to expect as well as provide you the Surge Readers needed for the year.

You can also visit our website for more information and upcoming dates:surgenetwork.com/surge-students

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East Valley September Surge Breakfast
Sep
6
8:30 AM08:30

East Valley September Surge Breakfast

Title: A Salt & Light Community

Jesus tells his disciples they are “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-16). The church is called to bear witness to the Kingdom of God through their words, love for one another, and their love of neighbor. Join us for a conversation on being salt and light in our city.

Speaker:
Luke Simmons is the founding and Lead Pastor of Redemption Church Gateway, a growing congregation in Queen Creek Area. In addition to regular preaching, he leads the Gateway staff, trains volunteer leaders, coaches church startups, and oversees Redemption’s Pastoral Residency Program. Luke is a lifelong Denver Broncos fan, played third base at the University of Illinois, and recently graduated with a Master's in Missional Theology from the Missional Training Center in Tempe. He married his college sweetheart, Molly, in 2001 and they have three daughters and one son.

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Downtown September Surge Lunch
Sep
5
11:30 AM11:30

Downtown September Surge Lunch

Title: A Salt & Light Community

Jesus tells his disciples they are “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-16). The church is called to bear witness to the Kingdom of God through their words, love for one another, and their love of neighbor. Join us for a conversation on being salt and light in our city.

Speaker & Bio: Chris Gonzalez
Chris is lead pastor for a church called Missio Dei Communities in Tempe. Missio Dei is a church committed to finding their place in the biblical story and living faithfully in it. One thing that is unique about Missio Dei (other then the name) is that the organizing framework for the church is not a Sunday gathering, but Missional Communities that function in many ways like house churches. Chris moved to Tempe from Memphis, TN in 1997 to attend ASU. He is married to Leslie and they have three biological children and a foster son.

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West Valley September Surge Lunch
Sep
4
11:30 AM11:30

West Valley September Surge Lunch

Title: A Salt & Light Community

Jesus tells his disciples they are “the salt of the earth” and “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-16). The church is called to bear witness to the Kingdom of God through their words, love for one another, and their love of neighbor. Join us for a conversation on being salt and light in our city.

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August - Daniel Initiative Lunch
Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

August - Daniel Initiative Lunch

Please join us for our August lunch for a time of fellowship, prayer, and discussion with brothers and sisters from many nations who call Arizona home.

Daniel Initiative (Global Church Gathering)

When: Aug 20th, from 12:00-1:30 pm
Where: Neighborhood Ministries. (1918 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85009)
Who: A Multi-Ethnic gathering of Christian leaders in our city
What: Food, Fellowship, Prayer, Networking and Mutual Encouragement

The Daniel Initiative
We are a movement of global leaders serving the local church by seeking and equipping the next generation of “Daniels.”

Daniel lived faithfully before God in a foreign land by serving as a leader who blessed both God’s people and his new nation.

This initiative longs to see the next generation of international leaders blessing our cities and leading multicultural churches in the 21st century.

For more information please email michel@surgenetwork.com

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August - All Region Surge Gathering
Aug
8
11:30 AM11:30

August - All Region Surge Gathering

Topic: Communicating the Gospel to a 21st Century Audience

Speaker: Riccardo Stewart

The church in Arizona sits between a culture that is familiar with Christianity and emerging generations with little to no experience of Christianity.

On one hand, our churches are full of members who have very few intentional relationships with their non-Christian neighbors and struggle to embody and proclaim their faith. At the same time, our cities are full of people with either a poor impression of Christianity or no experience at all. How do we communicate the good news of Jesus and the Story of God to a culture that is spiritual, relativistic, and suspicious of Christianity? How do we communicate in ways that engage the mind, heart, and experience of the spiritual seekers, skeptics, and long-time Christians that may gather to participate in a worship service.

Join us for a great discussion on how this has fleshed out in your own context, a time of sharing from Riccardo Stewart, and prayer as all of our regions gather together on August 8th at New City Church!

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Jun
14
8:30 AM08:30

June Women in Leadership Breakfast

Hey everyone! I know I had said I was going to host breakfast for June, but unfortunately our house flooded and our floors have to get ripped out. So we will go ahead and meet at Roosevelt and we are going to spend the time praying for our city and each other. I have a guide I would love us to work through.

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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Tucson Q4 Surge School Intensive and Graduation

This event is for Surge School Students Only.

Quarter 4 Intensive & Graduation:

May 24th 6-9pm

Speakers: Jim Mullins

Description: In our final quarter, Jim Mullins, will dig into how can we can see work as a way to bring glory to God and serve our neighbors. He will explore how we can be more intentional in our work lives, and facilitate a discussion about the best practices for vocational discipleship. This intensive will provide Surge Students an opportunity to learn how they can help deepen their theology of work and be more intentional in their work lives.

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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Phoenix Q4 Surge School Intensive and Graduation

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Quarter 4 Intensive & Graduation:

May 10th 6-9pm

Speakers: Amy Sherman

Description: In our final quarter, Amy Sherman, the author of Kingdom Calling, will dig into how can we can see work as a way to bring glory to God and serve our neighbors. She will explore how we can be more intentional in our work lives, and facilitate a discussion about the best practices for vocational discipleship. This intensive will provide Surge Students an opportunity to learn how they can help deepen their theology of work and be more intentional in their work lives.

 

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May
10
8:30 AM08:30

May Women in Leadership Breakfast

Self-Reflection done well can help us become more confident in our strengths and more aware of our weakness. As leaders who are required to develop and move an organization forward it is important to know yourself. Lauren and Loren Kutsko work alongside leaders to help them find greater clarity in how to communicate and develop their own needs and the needs of their employees.

Join us for brief overview of the DISC language and a discussion on why developing as stronger leaders is what your team is counting on.

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Tucson Surge School Orientation Lunch
May
9
11:30 AM11:30

Tucson Surge School Orientation Lunch

 TUCSON SURGE SCHOOL

The Surge Network exists to equip leaders in all fields and vocations to deeply examine the gospel story and live out its implications. Jesus is at the center of the story. 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 1,000 leaders in Arizona have graduated from Surge School. It is a unique opportunity to gather with the wider body of Christ around an important goal: applying the whole gospel story to every area of our lives.
Surge School weaves together a thoughtful variety of biblical exposition, personal stories, and theological reflection to provide a dynamic learning environment that speaks into the total human experience. In addition, its life-together mission mentality digs deep to challenge our daily habits and practices. It has become the go-to resource for many churches in Arizona for training leaders, such as: elders, deacons, small group leaders, team leaders, missionaries, church plant core/launch groups, community outreach leaders, and church members at large.
You’re invited to join us for a free lunch to discover more about Surge School including our 2018/2019 curriculum, schedule, and focus. Lead pastors are encouraged to attend and any other team members or staff are welcome.
To learn more about The Surge Network, please visit surgenetwork.com

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All Region Surge Gathering
May
2
11:30 AM11:30

All Region Surge Gathering

Pastors and Ministry Leaders,

Please join us for our last Surge Gathering before our summer break. In 2017 we began hosting regional Surge Gatherings, but a few times a year we like to gather all together and learn in one space. May’s Surge lunch will be a great time of prayer, discussion, and learning together. Join us for the first Wednesday of May and get a picture of what God is doing across our state through our growing fellowship of pastors and churches.

Hope to see you there!
Dennae Pierre
Executive Director | Surge Network

The Frontiers of Faith and Work

For the last decade, the faith and work movement has had a significant impact on churches in North America, helping them to recover a Biblical vision of work and how it fits within God’s mission. Most of these efforts have focused on preaching, teaching, and organizing approaches to vocational discipleship that focus on answering the foundational question of: “Why does work matter?”
God has used this emphasis on the question of “why” in incredible ways. Today, in many cities, including the Phoenix area, you will find communities of Christians with a rich theology of work, engaging in fruitful work, and are contributing to the flourishing of their cities.
However, there’s more work to be done. If we want to see our congregants continue to glorify God, serve our neighbors, and bear witness to Jesus through their daily work, we need to push deeper into vocational discipleship. We need to explore the frontiers of the faith and work movement and ask “What’s next?”
Join us as we reflect on some important, and often unexplored, aspects of vocational discipleship. We will identify important questions that need to be asked and brainstorm tangible ways we can help our congregations put Jesus on display through their vocations and occupations.

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Apr
26
to Apr 28

Marriage Retreat for Pastors & Spouses

Title: Marriage Retreat for Pastors & Spouses

Location: Hotel Palomar
Cost: $300/ couple (includes hotel, breakfasts, and lunch)
*This retreat is limited to 30 couples, please only register if you are able to participate from 2 pm on 4/26 through 11:30 pm on 4/28

We are looking forward to Surge’s first marriage retreat for pastors and their spouses. This will be a special three-day gathering designed to give you and your spouse time of refreshment, opportunities to discuss and pray through various aspects of your relationship, and to be encouraged through rich teaching from Don and Renee Worcester. The Worcesters have both spent over 20 years in ministry, are marriage counselors, and specialize in walking through the ways local church ministry specifically weighs on ministers.
Many pastors in Arizona have benefited from time with Don and Renee and we trust this 3-day experience will deeply nourish, strengthen, and encourage marriages that are new, old, strong, and struggling. Learn more about Don and Renee here.

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Apr
12
8:30 AM08:30

April Women in Leadership Breakfast

Please join us for breakfast, fellowship, and an opportunity to grow as storytellers. Rachel Egboro is a storyteller and the creator of The Whole Story. The Whole Story is a semi-quarterly show at The Phoenix Art Museum that seeks to bring greater depth to our understanding of the human experience from the Black perspective through personal stories. Rachel believes the process of developing and designing a story is very cathartic and it’s perfect for reflection and establishing a person’s sense of self in the world. She's excited to return to Surge’s Women in Leadership to lead the group to reflect on the cathartic and connective nature of personal storytelling.

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Tucson April Surge Lunch
Apr
11
11:30 AM11:30

Tucson April Surge Lunch

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 Creating a Culture of Public Faith

It may be more difficult today, than in recent generations, to be public about your faith. Not long ago, Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City hosted the Public Faith Conference which addressed how to create a culture of public faith in our churches and personal lives. It was a unique opportunity to learn how to better engage, listen, and share our hope in Christ with our friends, family, and co-workers.

Our April Tucson Surge Lunch will watch two keynote messages from Pastor Tim Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Church and chairman of City to City; a global church planting initiative. In these addresses, Tim Keller explains the difference between the private Christian, the secluded Christian, and the public Christian. He walks us through a biblical framework for how the gospel fuels our public faith and gives practical steps to pursuing authentic relationships with those around us.

Both sessions are about 25 minutes. Follow-along guides will be provided as well as the opportunity to interact with a group between sessions. We encourage all pastors and Christian leaders who desire to be more outward-focused in their life and ministry to attend.

SPEAKER: Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989. His church planting ministry, Redeemer City to City, has helped launch over 250 churches in 48 cities. Christianity Today has said, “Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians.”

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Downtown April Surge Lunch
Apr
4
11:30 AM11:30

Downtown April Surge Lunch

Title: Pastoring and the Great Commandment

Description: An expert in the law once asked Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. Jesus responded by asking the expert what he understood the law to say and the man said, "Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself."

Not unlike this expert on the law, pastors and ministry leaders know that we are called to love the Lord; however, much of our discipleship focuses on our mind. It can be easy to believe that if we have the right doctrine, we will be fine while ignoring what is going on in our emotions and our bodies.

What would discipleship, and pastoral ministry, look like if we worked with not only the mind (right doctrine)—but also with the heart (feelings and desires), and the body (our “strength”)?

Join us in a time with Fr. Chris Schuttee of Christ Anglican Church as he shares his reflections on some of these important questions and as we take some time to consider what that looks like in our own ministry and leadership context.

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