That every surfer and every surfing community has opportunity to know and follow Jesus
We share the good news of Jesus with surfers, following Him together in community, empowering others to do the same.
Our Core Values
Faith-focused, Bible is our authority, Jesus, discipleship, prayer (Matt 28:18-20)
Humility, sacrifice, trust, empowering of others (Matt 20:26-27)
People of Integrity
Godly character, accountable, authentic (Titus 2:11-12, James 4:17)
Celebrate diversity, community, relational, partnering, international, open-source (Gal 3:28)
Adventurous, fun-loving, risk-taking, innovative, have-a-go (John 10:10)
Our Core Strategic Ideas
Choosing to create opportunities and platforms that will help initate relationships. e.g. our personal surfing, media, movie nights, camps, outreach contests, etc.
Choosing to create opportunities and platforms that introduce and grow surfers in their life-long relationship with Jesus.
e.g. local missions, Bible studies, camps, national movements, prayer, etc.
Choosing to create opportunities and platforms that enable us to meet the needs of our wider surfing community. e.g. chaplaincy, events, logistical support, emergency response, community development, etc.
Choosing to create opportunities and platforms that empower our people to advance our mission.
e.g. training, mentoring, resources, leadership development, spiritual disciplines, etc.
Choosing to develop relationships of trust where sharing and joining with others helps us to achieve our vision. e.g. local churches, mission agencies, surf industry, secular surfing organisations, surf media, alumni, Aleph, etc.
We hold to an evangelical statement of belief. Click here to see our Statement of Belief.
What We Do
A typical Christian Surfers mission is:
- Team lead
- Surf mission focused
- Accountable to supportive local churches
They are integrated and seek to serve their local surf community. This 'hub' of leadership has a variety of 'spokes' that connect with our surfing community. These 'spokes' may include: regular CS meetings, membership in secular surfing organisations, serving within secular events, surf coaching, short-term missions, etc. Established surfing nations multiply these local missions around their coastlines to form national movements that can evangelise and disciple surfers of the nation. Learn more about our strategies and what we do here.
Christian Surfers is an international affiliation of surf focused missions. Each affiliated mission is aligned by an agreed vision, mission and set of core values, underpinned by our statement of belief.
Affiliated missions are represented on the Council, which appoints the International Director and a Board of Directors. Regional Coordinators are appointed by the International Director with the regional affiliates to support the missions in their regions. The legal entity of CS is a company registered in Australia. Affiliated missions may have their own independent legal identity. Affiliation is our mechanism of belonging to each other and is centred around a shared vision, mission, values and statement of belief built through relationships of trust.
The International Council, made up of Affiliated Mission's, meets every two years to determine overall vision and strategy. The Council appoints the International Director and Board members. Between meetings the Board holds the International Director accountable to deliver the strategy in line wth the overall mission and vision. Reports on activity and finances are provided to the Council on a yearly basis.
The Board is responsible for the operations of Christian Surfers International Limited, a company registered in Australia, which is the legal holder of CS assets.
The Affiliation process sets out required accountability, which include establishing an appropriate governance, the evidence of a leadership team and a plan to have a surf missions focus.