Together: A Guide for Couples Doing Ministry Together (Releasing January 9, 2018)

(Download a free chapter here: Chapter One)

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.


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.)

How can we help?

Our only job at MinistryTogether is to help pastors and leaders, and we’d love to help you. We can you help you assess where your organization is currently, where you want to go and how you can get there. We can work with you to create a strategic plan through the StratOp process to create a new picture of your organizations future. We can connect you in one of our facilitated learning experiences with a cohort of peers working and learning together. And we can teach at your next event. The bottom line is we want to work together with you to leverage your God-given resources for maximum Kingdom impact. Let’s start a conversation about how we can work together.


Together: A Guide for Couples in Ministry is about to launch!

Together launches January 9, but  you can preorder your copy here today. Together  is our story of doing marriage and ministry together. We (Geoff and Sherry Surratt) have over 30 years of experience in a wide variety of ministry roles, but we aren’t the Facebook ministry couple with perfect hair, perfect skin and perfect children. We …


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