Our Approach

We only plant churches.

The Surge Project is focused exclusively on planting reproducing churches that start Christian communities and train disciples across the globe. We are thankful for the work of other needs-based initiatives that tackle issues like orphan care, water wells, and medical aid. Our network of local churches is helpful in providing these causes the Kingdom infrastructure and network necessary to accomplish their vision.

Fellowship with all, partner with some, build on sons.

We aren’t affiliated with any denomination and are allies to anyone spreading the gospel of the redemptive work of Jesus on the cross (“fellowship with all”). Sometimes, we help fund pastors planting through trusted leaders and denominations (“partner with some”). For example, we partner with a prominent denomination in Ghana and another in South America to launch their planting pastors. Ultimately, we build our network on spiritual sons. A spiritual son is a faithful believer that has been discipled by a trusted pastor at one of our existing church plants. This is how churches reproduce and multiply!

Global reach.

We have a presence in nearly 143 countries and are actively planting in nearly every corner of the world. Instead of targeting locations on a map to launch plants in, the planting process is far more organic and is heavily dictated by the desire of the planting pastor. We trust the Holy Spirit to stir the right planter for a ripe area.

Our “Top 25” most active countries are currently:

ChinaIndiaLiberiaIvory Coast
MexicoCubaHondurasNepal
IndonesiaBrazilNicaraguaChilé
EcuadorCentral African RepublicColombiaGhana
PakistanPeruArgentinaNiger
BoliviaRussiaKazakhstan

Training nationals.

We are incredibly thankful for the work of foreign missionaries and recognize the needed contribution they make worldwide. At The Surge Project, our strategy is to train nationals to plant in their home countries. We have observed a higher success rate and greater longevity using locals largely due to being free from the barrier of language and cultural differences.

Low operating costs.

Our team is very lean and our operating expenses are covered entirely by our closest partner, Bethany Church in Baton Rouge–where our founder, Larry Stockstill, was the lead pastor for three decades.

This means we can promise our donor partners that…

100

of your gift goes to the field when you fund a church plant.

It can only happen with your help!

If every person on earth stood in a line, it would wrap the earth 39 times. Together, we can reach them.

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