About Geoff Surratt

Geoff lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Sherry. (CEO of MOPS International) Geoff and Sherry have two awesome kids (Mike and Brittainy), a wonderful daughter-in-law (Hilary) and the most beautiful granddaughters on earth (Maggie Claire and Mollie Rose) Geoff has served on staff at Seacoast Church and Saddleback Church. He now serves as Pastor of Church Planting at Southeast Christian in Parker, Colorado as well coaching churches and leaders around the country. He blogs at Inner Revolution.

Four Ways Churches Are Doing Leadership Wrong


Controlling Leaders

I have always been fascinated with leadership. I read leadership blogs, buy leadership books and watch leadership videos. I love the leadership concepts the church has leveraged over the past 30 years for Kingdom effectiveness. Lately, however, I have been struggling with the disconnect I see between some of the leadership models in the church and the […]

Effective Evangelism and Mastering the Art of the Turn


Sales Pitch

Because of my undiagnosed allergy to the inside of an office I spend a lot of time hanging out at coffee shops and restaurants. Most of my fellow nomads are people conducting business, and every day I see “the turn” executed at tables around me. For the uninitiated let me explain the turn. You invite […]

Free Download: The Effective Church by Geoff Surratt


The Effective Church by Geoff Surratt

I am excited to release a new (free) e-book, The Effective Church. There is a lot written about how to be strategic, innovative and cutting edge, but the bottom line for any church is how to be effective. How can we leverage the resources God has given us to make the most impact on our community? In this […]

Six Axioms to Change the World


Change the World

Two of the constants in my life are an adversity to change and constant change. I like variety, but I also like consistency. I’d prefer my kids never grow up and I never grow old. I once told Sherry that someday I’d like to be buried in our backyard in South Carolina. That was two […]

Seven Ways Senior Pastors Stress Out Staff


Stressed Out

I heard it again today, “Only Senior Pastors can understand the incredible pressure a Senior Pastor is under.” I have no reason to doubt the statement or any way to gauge the level of stress a Senior Pastor deals with. My only experience as the top dog was for 2 1/2 years in a small […]

If You Visited Your Church and Didn’t Know the Code



Can you imagine what it would be like to walk into your church for the very first time? Not as a veteran church attender or someone steeped in American Christianity, but as a complete rookie to the church experience. As you walk into the lobby you see signs like “Worship Center” and “Connect, Grow, Serve” […]

Networking vs. Encouraging (One Is a Lost Art)



When our home phone would ring on Saturday morning I knew it was probably my future wife’s grandfather, Hubert Sparks, calling. He called my dad almost every Saturday morning. He didn’t call to complain, make a suggestion, or ask for anything; he called because he was genuinely interested in the welfare of his pastor. “Sparks […]

Stop Selling “Its a Small World” to Christians



I’ve always hated the “Its a Small World” ride at Disney land. I don’t know if its the incessant song, the Chucky-like dolls or just the bland predictability of it all. I prefer Mr Toad’s Wild Ride where every turn is a new adventure. Just when you think you have it figured out you are […]

Geoff Surratt: My Prayer for Rick and Kay Warren


Angel's Prayer

My heart as a parent breaks for Rick and Kay Warren in the tragic loss of their son Matthew. While the pain of losing a child is almost incomprehensible to me, I can’t imagine having that loss splashed across the home page of every leading news website. And piled on top are the idiots who […]

Good Idea: Have a Connection Concierge


Connection Concierge

How do you help people make meaningful connections when they attend your church? One of the most frustrating things in finding a church has been figuring how to connect with other attenders. My wife had a great idea the other day and I wanted to pass it on before it slips into the abyss forgetfulness […]

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