There has been a massive paradigm shift began to take place in global mission’s strategy due to the steadfast work of thousands of foreign missionaries and organizations. This new era is centered around empowering qualified native workers to be sent out into their own nation to spread the gospel. A native speaks the language, understands the culture and lives comfortably in the same conditions as the people to whom they minister.
Many established Western missionaries have begun to recognize the value of the native worker, and have now focused their mission’s efforts on investing in these humble and hardworking leaders. Surge has partnered with many well-established, reputable, and powerful apostolic leaders around the world who are constantly seeing new native workers trained and raised up as leaders of integrity who are ready to be sent out into the harvest fields of their nation.
Pastor Larry Stockstill of Bethany Church in Baton Rouge, LA, launched the Surge Project (then the Global 12 Project) in 2001 by dividing the world into 12 regions each with a regional director. The vision is to provide a year’s living expense for these workers raised up under our network of apostolic leaders. Surge Project began pioneering what may be the most cost-effective and fruitful means of spreading the gospel to all nations.