Mission, Vision and Values

The MISSION: We share the good news of Jesus with surfers, following Him together in community and empowering others to do the same.

The VISION: That every surfer and every surfing community would have the opportunity to know and follow Jesus.

Our Values

Gospel-centered. (Faith-focused, Bible is our authority, Jesus, discipleship, prayer –
Matthew 28:18-20)
• People of integrity. (Godly character, accountable, authentic – Titus 2:11-12, James
4:17)
• Inclusive. (Celebrate diversity, community, relational, partnering, international, open-
source – Galatians 3:28)
• Servant-hearted. (Humility, sacrifice, trust, empowering of others – Matthew 20:26-27)
• Surfers. (Adventurous, risk-taking, innovative, have-a-go – John 10:10)

How We Accomplish This

Strategies
• Connecting. Choosing to create opportunities and platforms that will help initiate
relationships. e.g. our personal surfing, media, movie nights, camps, outreach
contests, etc.
• Discipling. 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.
• Serving. 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.
• Equipping. Choosing to create opportunities and platforms that empower our people
to advance our mission. e.g. training, mentoring, resources, leadership development,
spiritual disciplines, etc.
• Partnering. 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 organizations, surf media, alumni, Aleph, Groundswell, etc.

The work of CS is 100% donor supported by individuals, churches, and businesses.

Our Statement of Faith

At Christian Surfers, we believe in these essential truths of scripture (click on each topic to learn more).

There is one true God, the Creator of the universe, including mankind. He eternally exists in the three persons of the Trinity—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each person of the Trinity possesses equally all the attributes of deity.

Jesus Christ is God, the eternal and living Word, who became man, being born into this world through the virgin, Mary. Jesus is perfectly God and perfectly human, united as one person. He lived a sinless life. Jesus died on the cross as our substitute, taking upon himself the punishment which we deserve. By his death, Jesus made a once-for-all atonement for sin. We receive forgiveness of sins by turning to Him in faith. He rose from the dead bodily, and ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father. He is the only mediator between man and God.

The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ, and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer’s life by faith. Every believer is called to live a holy and fruitful life by the power of the indwelling Spirit.

The Bible is the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

Jesus Christ will come again to the earth—personally, visibly and bodily—to complete and fulfill God’s plan.

Man is created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God and earned death. All mankind’s nature is corrupt, and it is impossible for any person to make themselves acceptable in God’s sight. Every person is in need of regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

The salvation of mankind is wholly a work of God’s grace and is not the work, in any degree, of human works, goodness or religious activity. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation. As a result, God declares them right in His sight. Each person must be born again of the Holy Spirit and can be assured of their salvation immediately upon trusting Christ as Savior. The Word and the Spirit of God alone are the basis of this assurance.

The visible church is the gathering of God’s faithful saved people for the purpose of worship, edification, mission and use of gifts according to His word. Jesus Christ is the Head of his Church. God admonishes all His people to assemble together locally and regularly for worship, participation in Christ’s ordinances, and the ministry of the Word for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

Jesus Christ commands all believers to be involved in the making of disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything Christ commanded. His purposes require that all worldly and personal ambitions be subservient to Him. This is true discipleship.

Who is Jesus?

Are you searching for something, but not sure what you are looking for?

We’ve all been there, and we believe all the answers to life’s questions are found in Jesus. When you experience the love and joy that he offers, your search will end in Him.