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The Pastors Collective - Circle Communities



Find weekly discussions, group challenges, meet-ups, LIVE events, online workshops, and most importantly, connection to others trying to “live well and finish strong.”  


Membership includes a free digital + hardcopy of The Endurance Factor and access to the Book Club guided by Chip Judd.


Your feed will also feature audio of all gatherings/hangouts along with on-demand viewing following each event.  



Featuring all access and perks noted in our standard Endurance Factor Community membership, including your free and hardback copy of The Endurance Factor, this membership is the next level of strategic support designed and curated specifically for pastors. 


The Pastors' Endurance Factor Circle Community membership includes optional involvement in “pastors only” spaces along with additional support and more opportunities for hangouts.  


The Circle Communities

Introducing Circle Communities - our online spaces for Pastors and everyone who wants to live well and finish strong. Connect with one another, share wins, join us for online events and, most importantly, give/receive words of encouragement and learn from one another.


Whatever you need to finish the race, God has already provided.

Marathon runners are known for their endurance-they train, they master the habit of discipline, and they persevere through pain. Fortunately, even marathons end. If you have picked up this book, you are likely running a marathon of your own-the marathon of ministry leadership.

The Endurance Factor will transform you into a ministry athlete! In this book, Lead Pastor Greg Surratt and Pastor of Leadership Care Chip Judd of Seacoast Church provide ministry leaders with practical wisdom and hope to help them finish the race strong with a captivating double narrative.


Join The Circle Community today for your free digital version, or purchase your hardback copy for $25 today. You may also find the Kindle version on Amazon

The Endurance Factor - Book
The Endurance Factor - Podcast


Living well and finishing strong doesn't just happen. It takes a plan as well as discipline and effort. 


Tune in as Pastor Greg Surratt and Pastor Chip Judd, who is also a therapist, share lessons learned over the decades on what it takes to gain and hold on to the endurance factor. 


Both hosts spend a lot of their time helping pastors across the country find their endurance factor and, episode by episode, share their learnings and experiences.


Find the Endurance Factor on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. 


The Endurance Factor - Greg Surratt


Greg Surratt is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, which he planted with a small group of like-minded people in 1988. Together, they made 16,000 phone calls to people in the area to better understand what they look for in a church.


Today, Seacoast has a dozen campuses throughout South Carolina and North Carolina, as well as a thriving online community.


Over the past several years, Greg has grown increasingly con- cerned with the mental health of pastors, with studies showing as many as 42% of them are in various stages of burnout. In 2018, Greg founded The Pastors Collective to address this growing crisis, and opened The Retreat at Church Creek in 2021 to provide a refuge for pastors to rest and make lasting connections with others.


Greg is a co-founder of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), which is a global church-planting initiative that has established over 1,000 churches worldwide since its founding in 2000. He is the author of the books IR-REV-RENDRe-visioning, and The Endurance Factor, as well as a contributor to various podcasts and magazines.

Greg is married to his childhood sweetheart, Debbie, and together they have four children and fourteen grandchildren. He enjoys photography, fishing, golfing, and rooting for the Cubs, Broncos, and Gamecocks.

Author Bio - Greg


Chip Judd is the Pastor of Leadership Care at Seacoast Church in Charleston, SC, where he invests in the health and development of the staff and campus pastors. He is honored to work under Greg and Josh Surratt to help leaders “Live Well and Finish Strong.”

He is also the Founder of MorphQuest, a 501(c)(3) through which he counsels, coaches, and consults with individuals, leaders, and organizations helping them to identify, chal- lenge, and change their counterproductive patterns of thought, belief, or behavior.

Chip has been in pastoral ministry for over forty-three years and counseling has been a large part of his ministry from the beginning. He received his Master’s in Counseling at The Citadel and started a counseling practice in addition to continuing to pastor. Chip’s counseling and pastoring experience combine to give him unique and powerful insight into blind spots and blockages in marriages, families, churches, and their ministry teams.


He seeks to present Biblical truth mixed with "sanctified psychology" to bring about real freedom and lasting change.


Chip and Coleen have been married for forty-seven years and have three married adult children, two great sons-in-law, a great daughter-in-law, and seven amazing grandchildren.

The Endurance Factor - Chip Judd
Autho Bio - Chip Judd
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