In our efforts to reach our community effectively, through prayer, we felt God calling us to reach out to two spheres of society and concentrate our ministry there. The Family sphere, and the Celebration sphere.
Celebration Sphere MinistryThe Celebration sphere includes the Arts, Entertainment, and Sports. Specifically we are focusing on the sports area through skateboarding and surfing, but we also have a strong call in creativity and all our staff are gifted with some sort of creative ability or another.
We have been partnering with Skate Church in Atascadero every Thursday night. For most of these students, this is the only exposure to God that they have. The evening begins with dinner together, a short devotional followed by a short small group processing time, and then free skate for an hour. We are hoping we will be able to start another Skate Church down here in Grover Beach in the next year or so too!
We also try and connect with local surfers in the area throughout the week. This has been a great opportunity for our staff to meet and build relationships with local surf kids.
SFMI (Surfers For Missions International)
Are you a surfer who desires to take the love of God into the nations? If you are, Surfers for Missions International (SFMI) is for you!
SFMI is a ministry that mobilizes surfers who acknowledge their God given passion for the sport and want to glorify God with it. We find that surfers are willing to travel to the ends of the earth for epic surf and they tend to make great missionaries when they have a passion to spread the gospel of Jesus. Surfers can get into nations that are otherwise difficult to access as traditional missionaries, and can effectively share the love of Christ in and out of the water.