What is Surge school?
Surge School is a 9 month, intensive leadership development program churches use for discipleship and training of leaders for their churches, workplaces, and all areas of our city.
During Surge School, participants will have the opportunity to grow and learn together in four main stages of understanding and applying the Gospel. The first stage is the comprehensive Gospel story and finding our place within that story.
The second stage seeks to apply the Gospel to our hearts as the Holy Spirit shapes our thinking and actions through the Word for God's own glory.
Third, we will focus on the larger purpose of God's people within God's mission to be glorified in every aspect of this world.
Last, we will evaluate the Kingdom value of our vocations as Christ-centered people living and working in various locations and vocations in the world.
In place of a more formal classroom setting, Surge encourages continuous and open discussion amongst participants as they interact with God's Word and the additional material. Therefore, Surge takes place in three main learning environments:
1. Individual Study - Each participant will engage with the Scriptures and the material on their own.
2. Surge Table - This is a weekly meeting where Surge participants have the opportunity to discuss the material together and highlight the implications for life and leadership. Participants will encourage each other to live out the implications of the Gospel in their own lives. There may be multiple Surge Tables depending on the size of each Surge class.
3. Intensives - There will be 4 intensives throughout the year. These are important classroom learning environments where participants will learn from scholars and church leaders throughout the country. In Denver, these will be video recordings where all Surge participants will learn together.
Registration Deadline: In order to ensure that we are able to obtain resources for all of our participants, the last day to register for Surge will be January 8, 2018.
Quarter 1 Start Date: The first quarter of Surge School will begin on Monday, January 22, 2018.
Cost: We aim to keeps costs as low as possible, and therefore, costs are limited to the cost of resources: $100. Scholarships are available on a case by case basis.
Summer Break: Since we are beginning in January, we will have a summer break beginning on May 14, 2018. Quarter 3 will resume on August 13, 2018.
End Date: We will wrap up Surge no later than December 7, 2018.
How to Register: We are currently in mid-session with Surge, but if you are interested in a future program, then email Cole Baldock here. We will keep you in the loop about all future Surge news!
Questions: If you have any questions, please email Cole here, and check out the promo video below!