Church Multiplication with Geoff Surratt | Session 3


Paul and I are spending the day learning about church multiplication and multi-site with Geoff Surratt. Really excited about today as we are looking towards church planting in the future of Revolution Church.

Here are some notes from the third session:

What should a multi-site church reproduce:

  • What do you value?
  • What are you uniquely good at?
  • What is reproducible?
  • What is non-essential?
    • The more you reproduce, the harder it is and the more it costs.

Funding questions:

  • What model are we going to use?
    • The model you are going to use will determine what you will need to spend.
  • How many will we launch?
  • What are our financial expectations?

Two views of operating budgets of multi-site churches

  • Shared Purse: From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
  • Capitalism: Each church lives on its own income.

Defining DNA

  • What are the irreducible minimums?
  • What is up to individual leaders?
  • Are you a high accountability church or a control church?


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Meet the Goffeney’s

On Saturday night, I introduced Dave and Kyra Goffeney to Revolution. I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce them and let you know what Dave will be doing at Revolution.

Over the next 12-18 months, Dave and Kyra will be immersing themselves in the culture and DNA of Revolution. Dave will be learning as much as he can about what we do as a church, how we function, how missional communities work, our coaching structure. He will be involved with the different teams on Sunday mornings like first impressions, hospitality and set-up and tear down. Dave will also be part of our speaking rotation on Sunday mornings. To join our team, Dave and Kyra are raising 100% of his salary, which is a huge step of faith and so far God has been providing in amazing ways.

Our hope through all of this is that in 12-18 months, we will send Dave, Kyra and a group from Revolution to start Revolution Church | Midtown.

How long have you and Kyra been married?

We have been married for 10 years. We met at the U of A and got married 1 week after graduation in 2002. We are die-hard Wildcats and love that God has called us back here.

Tell us about your kids.

We were shocked to learn in December of ’06 that Kyra was pregnant with triplets, and about 8 months later, they were born (2 girls and a boy: Ellie, Paisley, and Cooper)…and life has never been the same…nor would we want it to be. We had our fourth baby, Zoe, 6 months ago and the crazy, fun, oftentimes chaotic, blessing of family has continued to grow.

What were you doing before moving to Tucson?

For the past 10 years, we’ve been in northern California working with Campus Crusade for Christ.  We were in Sacramento, at UC Davis. I led a movement of about 200 students, with a team of 9 staff and interns. We got to launch movements in South Africa and East Asia and are incredibly thankful for the ministry God allowed us to be a part of. In hind sight, we see His intentional preparation for what He’s called us to in Tucson.

How did you get connected with Revolution?

I met Josh three years ago, after a mutual friend in Phoenix connected us. I wasn’t sure about the timeline, but around the time that we met the Lord started to excite my heart for what He is doing in Tucson. From there, each time we came back to Tucson to visit my mom (who is a house-mom at a sorority at the UofA) we would pray for the city with new eyes. We would dream about what it would look like to live here again, pouring ourselves into ministry for the glory of Christ and the good of a city we love. I started following what God has been doing at Revolution, considering whether he would call us here to partner in some form. After talking more with Josh and taking a vision trip here last November, God made it clear that this is where we are to be. We needed to help transition the ministries I was leading in California, and began the long process of uprooting our family and saying ‘goodbye’ to a ministry we had been apart of since we were freshmen in college. With our moving pod packed to the brim (literally having to shut the door to keep everything in), we moved to Tucson on August 10th…and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead.

What excites you about Revolution Church and Tucson?

I’m honored to be joining the pastoral team at Revolution, serving in various ways to help and learn as we set our eyes on planting another church near the downtown area. Time doesn’t permit me to list out everything that excites me about planting a church in the downtown area. As Revolution seeks to do in every element of life, I look forward to helping people find their way back to God, living in radical response to the glory of Jesus. In the next 12-18 months, I will be sent out to plant a church with Revolution as part of the on-going work of seeing churches planted for the good of the city and the glory of God all over Tucson.