Welcome

Geoff and Sherry Surratt

Welcome to MinistryTogether! Our goal is to resource healthy leaders, churches and networks through coaching, gatherings and resources. The resource we’re most excited about right now is our brand new book, Together, A Guide for Couples Doing Ministry.

We also hope you browse around the website and take advantage of some of the other opportunities for us to partner with you for growth, health, and multiplication.

About

About Geoff and Sherry

Geoff and Sherry Surratt are the founders of MinistryTogether. Their passion is to partner with ministry leaders for relational health, organizational growth and Kingdom impact.

Geoff has been in ministry for 35 years as a family pastor, executive pastor and senior pastor. He was one of the early pioneers of the multisite church movement, overseeing the campus expansion of Seacoast Church and Saddleback Church. He also served as the Managing Director of Exponential and has authored or co-authored four books including The Multisite Church Revolution and Together. For the past ten years Geoff has coached leaders across the U.S. and Europe on multiplication, strategy and structure.

Sherry has led at every level in her 30+ years of ministry experienced. She served as Children’s Pastor and helped shape leadership development at Seacoast Church. She also served as a Leadership Community Director for Leadership Network, CEO of MOPS International and Director of Parenting Strategy for the reThink Group (Orange). Sherry has written four books including Just Lead and Brave Mom. Sherry is a certified StratOps Facilitator.

Geoff and Sherry have two kids, three grandkids and no pets. (If they had a pet it would be a dog.)

Books

Books from MinistryTogether

Together

Together is a story of doing marriage and ministry together. Geoff and Sherry  have over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of ministry roles, but they aren’t the Facebook ministry couple with perfect hair, perfect skin and perfect children. They are pretty normal people trying to figure out how to love God, love their family and serve the local church.

This book is about what they and other ministry couples are learning along the way. Together isn’t a how to guide to create a model marriage; it is more like coffee with friends who’ve been where you are going and have learned some lessons that may help you find your way. Geoff and Sherry have learned that marriage and ministry can be fun as long as you don’t take yourself (or your critics) too seriously. The only rule is that everyone has to be transparent, vulnerable and willing to laugh at themselves. Hopefully that will spill over with your spouse as you continue the conversation at home.

 

Just Lead! 

Just Lead! provides practical leadership help for women to develop skills to lead themselves and others with the character, confidence and authenticity of a godly woman. The book shows what holds women back and then focuses the skills women need to lead others effectively. Using this hands-on, practical resource will inspire women leaders in the church to use its ideas to gain strength and lead well.

  • Helps women successfully navigate the transitions necessary to lead well in church and ministry settings
  • Offers women a practical guide for breaking the “stained-glass window” and becoming effective leaders
  • Addresses leadership issues such as leading mixed gender teams, earning and giving respect, and navigating through relational landmines

Just Lead! challenges women to embrace their identity as leaders and equips them with the skills they need to lead others well.

Ten Stupid Things

Based on interviews with pastors of growing churches, as well as personal experience, this book identifies the most common mistakes pastors make that keep otherwise healthy churches from reaping the harvest God has prepared. Each chapter spotlights a common mistake, gives real-life examples, uses a generous dose of humor, and provides a practical course of action to recover from the error. The book draws from the experience of Seacoast Church as well as pastors such as Craig Groeschel, Chris Hodges, Perry Nobel, Mark Batterson, Dave Ferguson, Scott Chapman, Dino Rizzo, Ron Hamilton, and Dave Browning, Church leaders will be encouraged to realize that they are not the only ones who struggle, and that turning their situation around may not be as daunting a task as they think. This is a field guide for the common pastor based on actual churches of all sizes.

Brave Mom

ln Brave MomSherry Surratt, former president and CEO of MOPS  International, shares honestly and openly about the fears every mom struggles with.  From worry about your child’s safety and health to wondering if you are a good parent, to fears about your marriage and loss of self-identity, Sherry comes alongside every mom with practical, real, and hopeful help for these common fears that we’re all afraid to talk about.

The 10 most common mom fears are each covered in their own easy to read chapter, made up of stories of real moms and the help and answers they found.  Filled with advice and insight from Sherry and the hope and grace found in God’s wisdom, Brave Mom gives moms everything they need to leave fear behind and live the admittedly messy life of parenting with confidence and joy.  Each chapter also contains a prayer for moms to help them turn their fears over to God’s protection and care.

Multisite Church Revolution

Fueled by a desire to reach people for Christ, a revolution is underway. Churches are growing beyond the limitations of a single service in one building. Expanding the traditional model, they are embracing the concept of one church with more than one site: multiple congregations sharing a common vision, budget, leadership, and board. Drawing from the examples of churches nationwide, The Multi-Site Church Revolution shows what healthy multi-site churches look like and what motivates congregations to make the change. Discover how your church can: • cast a vision for change • ensure a successful DNA transfer (vision and core values) to its new site • develop new leaders • fund new sites • adapt to structure and staffing change • use technology to support your worship services you’ll identify the reasons churches succeed and how they overcome common snags. The Multi-Site Church Revolution offers guidance, insights, and specific action steps as well as appendixes with practical leadership resources and self-diagnostic tools.

Multisite Church Roadtrip

Hop On for a Guided Tour of the Multi-Site Church Movement From multiple locations to internet campuses, the multi-site church movement is changing the shape of the church. What is this rapidly expanding phenomenon all about? Experience the revolution for yourself and see why it has become the “new normal” for growing churches. A Multi-Site Church Roadtrip takes you on a tour of multi-site churches across America to see how they’re handling the opportunities and challenges raised by this dynamic organizational model. Travel with tour guides Geoff Surratt, Greg Ligon, and Warren Bird, authors of The Multi-Site Church Revolution, on their engaging and humorous journey that shows creative ways churches of all kinds are expanding their impact through multiple locations. Hear the inside stories and learn about the latest developments. Find out firsthand how the churches in this book are broadening their options for evangelism, service, and outreach―while making better use of their ministry funds.

 

Coaching/Speaking

Coaching and Speaking

Coaching

Geoff and Sherry have a great deal of experience coaching leaders in a variety of ministry and non-profit roles. Geoff specializes in coaching pastors who desire to see their churches grow and multiply, while Sherry focuses on coaching women who want to grow in their leadership as well as leading churches and organizations toward a new preferred future based on the StratOps process.

Geoff and Sherry also work together with networks and denominations to create collaborative learning cohorts for 10-50 churches at a time. The Surratts provide coaching in a variety of settings from one-on-one video meetings to deep connections with a church or organization over an extended season. If you are interested in learning more about utilizing Geoff or Sherry as a coach you can start the process here.

Speaking

Geoff and Sherry are comfortable speaking in a variety of settings. Geoff has served as teaching pastor at Seacoast Church, Saddleback Church and Southeast Christian Church and has been a guest preacher at many churches across the country. He has also been a speaker at many conferences including the Association of Related Churches Conference, the Orange Conference, ReThink Leadership Conference and the SEND North America Conference.

 

Sherry has extensive experience speaking in church services, as a keynote speaker at conferences and as a featured workshop speaker. Churches where she has been a speaker include Seacoast Church, Restoration Church and Front Range Church. She has also been featured at the Mothers of Preschoolers International MomCon, the Orange Conference and the Lifeway National Family Ministry Conference.

If you are interested in having Geoff or Sherry speak at your church or event please fill out this form and they’ll get back with you to discuss the details.

Contact

Connect

If you’d like to find out more about how we can partner with you for ministry health, growth or strategy please send us an email and we’ll get back with you to answer your questions and set up a time to connect. You can email us at connect@ministrytogether.com