Together Episode 3: Greg Surratt talks about together with networks

January 28, 2020

Greg Surratt: Together Podcast

Interview with Greg Surratt

As we explore our 2020 theme, Together: Pursuing the Great Collaboration, we are examining Jesus’ prayer in John 17 “…that they may be one as we are one – I in them and you in me – so that they may be brought to complete unity.” Part of fulfilling this Great Collaboration prayer is being together with networks.

In this podcast, Exponential President Dave Ferguson and 2020 conference speaker Greg Surratt discuss why it’s important to be a part of a church planting network. Greg explains that churches are more effective at accomplishing their missions and pastors are healthier when they are in a network. With the great diversity in church planting networks, no one needs to go it alone; there is a tribe for everyone. As Greg repeats throughout the episode, “don’t do ministry alone.”

Greg is the president and co-founder of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), which is a global church-planting initiative that has established over 800 churches worldwide since its founding in 2000. He is also the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, which was planted with the goal of reaching unchurched people in the Charleston area. Greg led Seacoast as it grew from one campus to many, as Seacoast became one of the first churches to pioneer the multi-site approach to the weekend experience.

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Key Highlights:

  • The benefits of joining a network
  • Spiritual fatherhood
  • Future trends in networks
  • Avoiding a comparison trap

Today and in the coming weeks, we hope you join us for this critical conversation as we unpack each of these shifts.

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Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson is the CEO / President and co-founder for Exponential. He is also the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, an innovative multi-site missional community that is passionate about "helping people find their way back to God." Community has grown from a few college friends to thousands every weekend meeting at multiple locations in the Chicago area and has been recognized as one of America's most influential churches. Dave provides visionary leadership for NewThing, a global movement of multiplying churches.  He is an award-winning author of eight books, including Hero Maker: 5 Essential Practices for Leaders to Multiply Leaders. Dave and his wife, Sue, live in Naperville IL. They have three adult children - Amy, Joshua and Caleb.
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