The TruthRiders is an official chapter of Christian Skaters. We stand beside our brothers and sisters in Christ at Christian Skaters to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the greater Houston area. TruthRiders meets every third Sunday for pizza and Bible study at North Houston Skate Park. Come join us as we skate worship and learn about our Savior Jesus Christ. http://www.Christianskaters.com
Christian Skaters & Christian Skaters International is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with this generation’s global skateboarding community. Christian Skaters is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on the financial support of churches, foundations, and individuals. We have been reaching out to the skateboarding community since the 1990s. Inspired from the movement of Christian Surfers, Christian Skaters was officially born in 2003. Christian Skaters felt a call to link arms with skate ministries from a number of countries to form an international movement.
Christian Skaters exists to equip and encourage those with a heart to share Jesus Christ with the skateboarding culture.
What We Do –
- Christian Skaters helps other start skate ministries. Whether it casting the vision to their local church, creating a mission plan, establishing programming & discipleship, promoting, ramp building, revamping a current skate church or ministry, adding a pro shop, planning events or outreaches, bringing in pros, coordinating camps and clinic, or organizing a short-term skate mission…Christian Skaters is here to come alongside you to build a successful skate ministry.
- Christian Skaters helps build a strong body of skate ministries. Each year Christian Skaters hosts an international Skate Conference to equip, encourage and unite leader of skate ministries around the globe. We also partner with local ministries to host smaller regional events in place like the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, and others.
- Christian Skaters helps send skaters to GO and share the Gospel through Skate Missions. We send teams around the world to skate, build ramps, and share the Gospel through events, demos, contests, clinics, camps and more. We also send teams to plant skate ministries, train leaders and introduce the sport of skateboarding and the love and grace of Jesus Christ around the globe. Our goal is multiplication through discipleship, investment & relationships.
- Christian Skaters strives to impact the industry and reach skaters through a presence at industry events & social media. We also make it a priority to pour into and encourage those who love the Lord within the skate culture and reach out within the skate culture.
- To evangelize the skate communities around the globe
- To serve the local church world wide by providing a bridge between the church and the skate culture
- To network Christian skaters world wide to create unity and a strong body of believers equipped to share the Gospel
- To come alongside those called to share the Gospel with training, resources, and willing workers
Christian Skaters is evangelistic in intent and purpose on boldly sharing Christ, the gospel, and the Bible. Our heart is to mobilize skaters to reach other skaters, with the truth, love, grace, hope and forgiveness of the Gospel. We submit to serve and glorify Christ through skateboarding. We partner with ministries that are locally based and held accountable through a local Bible teaching church while working with God, and what he is already doing through others. Our goal is to equip and empower others to share the Gospel.
We believe that ministry occurs through relationships. We are committed to reaching out to the skateboarding industry, meeting skaters where they are at, building relationships, and being His salt & light.
We are volunteer based, mobilizing Christian volunteers for outreach, while helping them fulfill their God given calling and potential.
SEEK: Christian Skaters seeks out those who are called to reach skaters. We have a growing database of skate ministries around the world, and act as a networking resource within skate ministry to better equip the body. We have been blessed with partners and chapters, including home based Bible studies to reach many areas around the world and currently team up with over 90 countries around the world.
SUPPORT: Christian Skaters supports new and existing ministries by offering consultation on building and running various sized skate ministries. We offer discounts on software, insurance, merchandise, and more through the network.
EQUIP: Christian Skaters equips ministries by offering resources for Bible studies, small groups, ministry and skate videos, ramp plans, fundraising resources and more. We host annual Skate Conferences to train, equip & encourage in Australia, Africa, Europe and an annual international event in the US.
ENCOURAGE: Christian Skaters feels called to encourage those in ministry (1 Thessalonians 5:11). We all know that the battle is not with flesh and bones. Those in ministry are in the center of the battle. Christian Skaters hopes that our encouragement will keep those in skate ministry fighting for the truth. Christian Skaters meets skaters where they are at to share the truth of the Gospel and encourage skaters in their walk. Our pray is that we may be salt & light within the skate culture. As action sports continues to make an impact on our culture, Christian Skaters will use various media outlets to reach this culture with the message of Christ…video premiers, demos, concerts, distribute skate videos, use the web and more .
PRAY: Christian Skaters knows that the Lord hears our prayers (James 5:16). We are actively involved in a skate ministry prayer board and regularly pray for ministries, skaters, pastors, and those involved in skateboarding around the world. We know that pray is very important in our ministry.
PROMOTE: Christian Skaters wants to become less so that He may become more (John 3:30). Our monthly news, MySpace site, demos, etc. feature skate ministries from around the globe. Our vision is for every skater to have a ministry in their area. By creating a network, we are able to connect skaters with other churches and ministries who also want to meet skaters where they are at. As action sports continues to make an impact on our culture, Christian Skaters will use various media outlets as outreach tools. We will host video premiers, demos, concerts, distribute skate videos, use the web and more to reach this culture with the message of Christ.
A typical CS partner/chapter hosts a weekly Bible Study to disciple local believers. These local skaters are integrated into their skate communities and led by a team of leaders from supportive local churches. Typical activities include regular meetings and evangelistic skater-friendly Bible studies, contests, camps and day trips, skate clinics, skate missions and outreach at secular events reaching the skate culture. Each affiliated partner or ministry agrees to Christian Skaters’ vision, core values and statement of faith. A typical CS partner hosts a weekly Bible Study to disciple local believers. These local skaters are integrated into their skate communities and led by a team of leaders from supportive local churches. Typical activities include regular meetings and evangelistic skater-friendly Bible studies, contests, camps and day trips, skate clinics, skate missions and outreach at secular events reaching the skate culture. Each affiliated partner or ministry agrees to Christian Skaters’ vision, core values and statement of faith.
We hold to an evangelical statement of faith. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational ministry, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only to their overemphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the body of Christ. We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all. We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings; His substitutionary atoning death; bodily resurrection; ascension into heaven; perpetual intercession for His people; and personal, visible return to earth. We believe that He is one and the same as God. He was fully human and fully God. We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower in ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher, and Guide. We believe that Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit and power for service, either at the time of or subsequent to regeneration, which is a separate work from the indwelling Spirit for salvation. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all biblical gifts of the Spirit as reflected through the fruit of that same Spirit. We believe that all the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, and that they are the infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as his/her personal Lord and Savior, trusting Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all of his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord. We adhere firmly to the biblical teaching of God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility. We avoid any theological systems of belief that go beyond the written Word and thereby divide the body of Christ. We believe in the universal Church, in the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members.
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