Together: A Guide for Couples Doing Ministry Together

Serving in numerous ministry capacities together, Geoff and Sherry Surratt have valuable lessons and observations to pass along to couples seeking to serve in ministry together.

Marriage is hard. Learning to do life with another human being presents unanticipated challenges that take determined, focused, humbling effort to work through.

Ministry is hard. Much like marriage, it’s full of unanticipated challenges, requires a great deal of selflessness, and often comes with little reward.

Marriage and ministry together? It’s a unique calling, yet couples who enter into it seldom receive adequate preparation, training, or even warning!

Geoff and Sherry Surratt have been at both marriage and ministry together for over 30 years and have seen the highs, lows, and everything in between—they’ve managed to figure out a way to make it all work together. But the Surratts aren’t the Facebook ministry couple with perfect hair, perfect skin, and perfect children. In fact, Together isn’t a how-to-guide to create the model marriage-in-ministry. It’s more like coffee with friends who’ve been where you are going and have learned some valuable lessons that may help you find your way, together.