We share the good news of Jesus with surfers, following him together in community and empowering others to do the same. So that every surfer and every surfing community would have opportunity to know and follow Jesus
Our Core Values
Faith-focused, Bible is our authority, Jesus, discipleship, prayer
People of Integrity
Godly character, accountable, authentic
(Titus 2:11-12, James 4:17)
Celebrate diversity, community, relational, partnering, international, open-source
Humility, sacrifice, trust, empowering of others
Adventurous, risk-taking, innovative, have-a-go
Our Big Strategic Ideas
Choosing to create opportunities and platforms that will help initiate 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.
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 faith.
Our International Council is made up of our affiliated missions and 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 with the overall mission and vision. Reports on activity and finances are provided to the Council on an annual 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. Regional Coordinators are appointed by the International Director, with the regional affiliates to support the missions in their regions.
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 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. Affiliated missions may have their own independent legal identity.