West Valley April Surge Lunch
Apr
2
11:30 AM11:30

West Valley April Surge Lunch

Communicating the Beauty of Christian Sexual Ethics

Sex is everywhere in our culture, yet an intimidating subject for many Christians to talk about. We may be convinced God's vision for sex is true, but is it also good and beautiful? We'll explore some fresh language, imagery, and concepts from Scripture, to help us communicate biblical sexual ethics winsomely, narratively, and beautifully to a culture that is highly skeptical of the Christian vision.

Speaker: Josh Butler
Joshua Ryan Butler is Pastor of Teaching and Direction at Redemption Church (Tempe, AZ) and author of The Skeletons in God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgment, the Hope of Holy War and The Pursuing God: A Reckless, Irrational, Obsessed Love That’s Dying to Bring Us Home. Joshua enjoys helping people who wrestle with tough topics of the Christian faith, as well as reading, hiking, and playing guitar. Joshua's wife Holly, daughter Aiden, and sons James and Jacob enjoy spending time with friends over great meals, and exploring the scenic beauty of the romantic Southwest.

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Downtown April Surge Lunch
Apr
3
11:30 AM11:30

Downtown April Surge Lunch

Communicating the Beauty of Christian Sexual Ethics

Sex is everywhere in our culture, yet an intimidating subject for many Christians to talk about. We may be convinced God's vision for sex is true, but is it also good and beautiful? We'll explore some fresh language, imagery, and concepts from Scripture, to help us communicate biblical sexual ethics winsomely, narratively, and beautifully to a culture that is highly skeptical of the Christian vision.

Speaker: Josh Butler
Joshua Ryan Butler is Pastor of Teaching and Direction at Redemption Church (Tempe, AZ) and author of The Skeletons in God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgment, the Hope of Holy War and The Pursuing God: A Reckless, Irrational, Obsessed Love That’s Dying to Bring Us Home. Joshua enjoys helping people who wrestle with tough topics of the Christian faith, as well as reading, hiking, and playing guitar. Joshua's wife Holly, daughter Aiden, and sons James and Jacob enjoy spending time with friends over great meals, and exploring the scenic beauty of the romantic Southwest.

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East Valley April Surge Lunch
Apr
4
11:30 AM11:30

East Valley April Surge Lunch

Communicating the Beauty of Christian Sexual Ethics

Sex is everywhere in our culture, yet an intimidating subject for many Christians to talk about. We may be convinced God's vision for sex is true, but is it also good and beautiful? We'll explore some fresh language, imagery, and concepts from Scripture, to help us communicate biblical sexual ethics winsomely, narratively, and beautifully to a culture that is highly skeptical of the Christian vision.

Speaker: Josh Butler
Joshua Ryan Butler is Pastor of Teaching and Direction at Redemption Church (Tempe, AZ) and author of The Skeletons in God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgment, the Hope of Holy War and The Pursuing God: A Reckless, Irrational, Obsessed Love That’s Dying to Bring Us Home. Joshua enjoys helping people who wrestle with tough topics of the Christian faith, as well as reading, hiking, and playing guitar. Joshua's wife Holly, daughter Aiden, and sons James and Jacob enjoy spending time with friends over great meals, and exploring the scenic beauty of the romantic Southwest.

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April Women in Leadership Breakfast
Apr
11
8:30 AM08:30

April Women in Leadership Breakfast

The Women in Leadership gathering is a monthly gathering for women serving in ministry. Each month we have discussion, teaching, and prayer focused on leadership in the local church. Join women directing ministries, shepherding in congregations, leading non-profits, or leading in the marketplace all with a shared desire to love Jesus, see our city flourish, and contribute to our neighbors experiencing poverty or injustice to be loved holistically. 

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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 Women in Leadership Breakfast
May
9
8:30 AM08:30

May Women in Leadership Breakfast

The Women in Leadership gathering is a monthly gathering for women serving in ministry. Each month we have discussion, teaching, and prayer focused on leadership in the local church. Join women directing ministries, shepherding in congregations, leading non-profits, or leading in the marketplace all with a shared desire to love Jesus, see our city flourish, and contribute to our neighbors experiencing poverty or injustice to be loved holistically. 

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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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March Women in Leadership Breakfast
Mar
14
8:30 AM08:30

March Women in Leadership Breakfast

The Women in Leadership gathering is a monthly gathering for women serving in ministry. Each month we have discussion, teaching, and prayer focused on leadership in the local church. Join women directing ministries, shepherding in congregations, leading non-profits, or leading in the marketplace all with a shared desire to love Jesus, see our city flourish, and contribute to our neighbors experiencing poverty or injustice to be loved holistically. 

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Feb
28
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Formation Day

Spiritual Formation Day

The topic of spiritual formation continues to come up amongst pastors and leaders within the Surge Network. In response, we have look forward to hosting a day for discussion and discovery around the role of spiritual formation in relationship to our walk with Jesus. It is our prayer that this day and time together, will create the space necessary to consider how spiritual formation and Jesus fit into what you as a pastor/leader are already seeking and doing. It is our hope that this will be a time that stretches you and encourages you to seek Jesus and experience Him more fully.

This event is limited to 15 people.

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February Women in Leadership Breakfast
Feb
14
8:30 AM08:30

February Women in Leadership Breakfast

The Women in Leadership gathering is a monthly gathering for women serving in ministry. Each month we have discussion, teaching, and prayer focused on leadership in the local church. Join women directing ministries, shepherding in congregations, leading non-profits, or leading in the marketplace all with a shared desire to love Jesus, see our city flourish, and contribute to our neighbors experiencing poverty or injustice to be loved holistically. 

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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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East Valley February Surge Breakfast
Feb
7
8:30 AM08:30

East Valley February Surge Breakfast

Title: The Acorn and the Forest- Developing Leaders that Develop Leaders

Description:
Just as every oak tree has come from a single acorn, so nearly every leader has come into being because of the investment of another leader. How can we build leaders who build leaders? Join us for our Surge gathering as you learn from pastors who have decades of experience developing and multiplying leaders who learn how to develop and multiply leaders. Take some time to evaluate what this looks like for your own congregation.


Tyler Johnson
Lead Pastor of Redemption Church, Co-Founder, The Surge Network/ Missional Training Center

Tyler is the Lead Pastor of Redemption Church in Arizona. Redemption is a multi-congregational church with 10 congregations throughout the state of Arizona. Tyler has ministered on college campuses, developed and participated on church planting teams, initiated and lead mercy ministries, and has been actively involved in city movements. He is a Raymond Bakke global scholar with a doctorate in Global Urban Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University. Tyler serves on the board of Peace Catalyst International, Foster Care Initiatives, and is one of the founding pastors of the AZ127 movement.

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Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tucson Q3 Surge School Intensive

  • The Vineyard Christian Community (map)
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This event is for Surge School Students Only.

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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Downtown February Surge Lunch
Feb
6
11:30 AM11:30

Downtown February Surge Lunch

Title: The Acorn and the Forest- Developing Leaders that Develop Leaders

Description:
Just as every oak tree has come from a single acorn, so nearly every leader has come into being because of the investment of another leader. How can we build leaders who build leaders? Join us for our Surge gathering as you learn from pastors who have decades of experience developing and multiplying leaders who learn how to develop and multiply leaders. Take some time to evaluate what this looks like for your own congregation.

Jon Dennis
Co-founder and the Senior Pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, Chairman of the Executive Team for City to City | North America

Jon is co-founder and the Senior Pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, a multi-ethnic church with congregations in Pilsen, Hyde Park, Downtown and the North Side. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Executive Team for City to City | North America, a church planting initiative launched by Tim Keller of Redeemer Church in New York that has helped plant more than 400 churches in global cities. Jon is also the Lead for Vision and Strategy for Neopolis which focuses on training leaders in preaching, pastoring and planting to influence the world for Christ. In the past he has served on the Local School Council for his children’s Chicago Public School and helped launch The Charles Simeon Trust as well as the Chicago Partnership for Church Planting, both of which he currently sits on the board. He also serves on the board of Crossway and Together Chicago.

Jon is the author of Christ + City and lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago where he and his wife, Amy, have raised their five children.

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West Valley February Surge Lunch
Feb
5
11:30 AM11:30

West Valley February Surge Lunch

Title: The Acorn and the Forest- Developing Leaders that Develop Leaders

Description:
Just as every oak tree has come from a single acorn, so nearly every leader has come into being because of the investment of another leader. How can we build leaders who build leaders? Join us for our Surge gathering as you learn from pastors who have decades of experience developing and multiplying leaders who learn how to develop and multiply leaders. Take some time to evaluate what this looks like for your own congregation.

Jon Dennis
Co-founder and the Senior Pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, Chairman of the Executive Team for City to City | North America

Jon is co-founder and the Senior Pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Chicago, a multi-ethnic church with congregations in Pilsen, Hyde Park, Downtown and the North Side. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Executive Team for City to City | North America, a church planting initiative launched by Tim Keller of Redeemer Church in New York that has helped plant more than 400 churches in global cities. Jon is also the Lead for Vision and Strategy for Neopolis which focuses on training leaders in preaching, pastoring and planting to influence the world for Christ. In the past he has served on the Local School Council for his children’s Chicago Public School and helped launch The Charles Simeon Trust as well as the Chicago Partnership for Church Planting, both of which he currently sits on the board. He also serves on the board of Crossway and Together Chicago.

Jon is the author of Christ + City and lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago where he and his wife, Amy, have raised their five children.

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January Women in Leadership Breakfast
Jan
10
8:30 AM08:30

January Women in Leadership Breakfast

The Women in Leadership gathering is a monthly gathering for women serving in ministry. Each month we have discussion, teaching, and prayer focused on leadership in the local church. Join women directing ministries, shepherding in congregations, leading non-profits, or leading in the marketplace all with a shared desire to love Jesus, see our city flourish, and contribute to our neighbors experiencing poverty or injustice to be loved holistically. 

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All Region Surge Gathering
Jan
9
11:30 AM11:30

All Region Surge Gathering

Title: All Regions Gathering: The Global Church in Phoenix

Description:
Arizona is home to people from nations all over the world and many of these communities are filled with rich Christian traditions. We are blessed to have opportunities to learn from the global church without even having to leave our own city. Cultivating listening ears to the global church is important as we seek to be faithful in our own context.

Our January Surge gathering will be a time for us to learn from international pastors ministering in our community.  Take a moment to watch this video to get a small idea of how these pastors have spent time together over the last year pressing into questions around how they can bless and serve the church in Phx. We are looking forward to hearing from these brothers and sisters.

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December Women in Leadership Breakfast
Dec
13
8:30 AM08:30

December Women in Leadership Breakfast

Kingdom Prayer
Speaker: JJ Spreitzer 

Long suffering as said in The Wiz, is peacemakers even uglier sister. Lack of it will be a huge stumbling block for the peacemaker. Long suffering is not a fruit of human effort. Long suffering is so different from the flesh, which gets easily angered, lose its temper, doesn’t want to give the same mercy that it demands others to give. 

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East Valley December Surge Breakfast
Dec
6
8:30 AM08:30

East Valley December Surge Breakfast

Surge Gathering: Kingdom Prayer

December Surge Gatherings will be focused on Kingdom Prayer. Prayer is something we all want to do more of and yet it often can feel like a challenge or a chore. We believe that everything we do is dependent on the Spirit and yet often a low-grade guilt sets in when we think about how that is reflected in our prayer lives. Join us in December for our Surge Gatherings focused on kingdom-centered prayers.

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Downtown December Surge Lunch
Dec
5
11:30 AM11:30

Downtown December Surge Lunch

Surge Gathering: Kingdom Prayer

December Surge Gatherings will be focused on Kingdom Prayer. Prayer is something we all want to do more of and yet it often can feel like a challenge or a chore. We believe that everything we do is dependent on the Spirit and yet often a low-grade guilt sets in when we think about how that is reflected in our prayer lives. Join us in December for our Surge Gatherings focused on kingdom-centered prayers.

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West Valley December Surge Lunch
Dec
4
11:30 AM11:30

West Valley December Surge Lunch

Surge Gathering: Kingdom Prayer

December Surge Gatherings will be focused on Kingdom Prayer. Prayer is something we all want to do more of and yet it often can feel like a challenge or a chore. We believe that everything we do is dependent on the Spirit and yet often a low-grade guilt sets in when we think about how that is reflected in our prayer lives. Join us in December for our Surge Gatherings focused on kingdom-centered prayers.

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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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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Tucson Q2 Surge School Intensive

  • The Vineyard Christian Community (map)
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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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November Women in Leadership Breakfast
Nov
8
8:30 AM08:30

November Women in Leadership Breakfast

Tammy Abernathy is the Executive Director of Hope Women’s Center. She is a leader in Phoenix in many ways. Tammy has extensive experience in ministries and nonprofits and in her work is often called to be a bridge builder.

Leadership through Bridge Building- as leaders, we are often called to be bridge builders. How does one move past politics to have a heart for true Biblical Justice and those caught in the margins? How do we model where Jesus would be in this and our current cultural context.

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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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