IN CHRISTIAN SURFERS, MINISTRY SKILLS ARE DEVELOPED IN A VARIETY OF WAYS. AS A VOLUNTEER BASED ORGANISATION, MUCH IS LEARNT THROUGH OSMOSIS - THE GRADUAL TRANSFER OF VALUES AND SKILLS THROUGH INTERACTION WITH EXPERIENCED LEADERS.
A core strategy of CS is to supplement this informal learning with formal training. Christian Surfers has long recognised the need for its leaders to be equipped with standard skills of mission workers, in a way which can be applied effectively with surfers. Training and development programs have included formal training based on structured courses and materials, a 3 month full-time international leadership training school, and various levels of conference. We have now developed Christian Surfers Foundations Training material that can be utilised by any volunteer or by a specialist CS trainer.