Why Christian Surfers?
AT ITS CORE CHRISTIAN SURFERS IS ABOUT SURFERS REACHING SURFERS, USING THEIR SURFING.
This also includes all associated people in the surfing community. We are an outreach mission more than a fellowship group for Christians who surf. The following includes some of the things CS does on both a local and international level.
We are constantly building a world network of individuals and groups who represent all aspects of surfing and churches and are kept in contact via our newsletters and events. This network consists of individuals, partners and contacts as well as our affiliates.
A contact is a Christian surfer who is in relationship with the CSI network and has a heart for reaching their surfing community but currently lacks the resources to become an affiliated mission. Such contacts are vital in emerging surfing cultures and supported by CSI. Contacts do not have the right to run activity in the name of CS or produce a national logo, but can be supported by other CS missions and utilise the general logo.
Where a mission is established with an evangelistic purpose, a leadership team, and supportive church they can become the CSI affiliated mission of that nation. Affiliated missions are part of the representative Council of CSI and help determine the future leadership and direction of CSI. Typical missions are made up of regular meetings, evangelistic surfer friendly Bible input, contests, camps, coaching, day trips, outreach to secular events, etc.
VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF
CSI is a volunteer based organisation. We have minimal staff, and those on staff are faith financed positions within the organisation supported by the local church.
BROAD GEOGRAPHIC STRATEGY
A key strategy in CSI is the establishment of 6 geographic regions: Australasia, Pacific, South America, North America (includes Central America and the Caribbean), Europe, and Africa. We encourage established missions to partner with emerging missions with oversight from CSI leadership.