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Skate Mission Colombia

Skate Mission Colombia

It has been a week since our team returned from Cartagena and we are still on a spiritual high from all the amazing things God did and continues to do there. We had a short two weeks to raise funding for the trip and the ramp materials, but God provided. He also allowed leaders from Bogota and Venezuela to make the trip allowing us to also put together a great leadership training during our time there.

The team included three leaders from Florida, three from Bogota, one from Venezuela and a handful of locals who all shared a desire to see the skaters of Cartagena transformed by the Gospel. Building on a roof in Cartagena was….well….HOT! Materials has to be brought up three flights of metal outdoor stairs. On the second day, the team ran out of wood and none of the local stores had anymore supplies in stock. We prayed and God provided needed rest and the needed materials.

They were able to host a Bible study at a local skatepark and train the leaders on the basics of sharing God’s Word in their local skate communities. On the weekend, the team hosted the first contest at the new skatepark. Hundreds of skaters came to be part of the event and heard the Gospel. Sunday, the team attended church and many of the skaters from the event joined them. Later that day, CS founder, Ulises Frallicciardi; Pastor Santiago from Calvary Chapel Cartagena; and CS Cartagena Leader, Tim Mallory; took time to invest in leaders from Cartagena, Bogota, and Venezuela. The next few days were spent finishing up the roof mini-ramp located on the roof of the church as a effort to continue to bridge a skate community and the church.

We thank each of you who helped make this skate mission possible through helping build, praying, supporting us, or sending donations of boards and prizes. The team and skaters of Cartagena where truly blessed. And, we are already seeing the fruit! Reports of the church being filled with skaters for Easter service were well worth the effort. We received so many messages of skaters whose lives were changed by the truth of the Gospel during the week. God is moving and we are excited to continue to see the impact Christian Skaters has in this region.

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Reaching Skaters in Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena

Next Thursday, Ulises Frallicciardi and Zion are heading down to Cartagena. They still need to raise several hundred dollars to cover the cost of this trip where they will be coming alongside leaders of Christian Skaters Cartagena and Bogota to host this event. While there they will also be investing in leaders, talking to church […]

Brotherhood

Skateboarding is a worldwide brotherhood that’s full of diversity. We, the Calling All Skaters Barcelona crew, represent many nations, ages, and skateboarding styles. We’re also part of the worldwide brotherhood called the body of Christ and we play an important role within that body. Our part is to represent Jesus and demonstrate his love within the skateboarding culture. Skateboarders are our people, we love them and we’re stoked that Jesus loves them even more than we do. Who are your people? The body of Christ needs you.

Filmed / edited / directed by TJ Tomayo @switchstance_sm @callingallskatersofficial

Landing Bolts Devotional

LandingBolts

In skateboarding, the term “landing bolts” means to land a trick the best possible way, and the Landing Bolts app is a 14 day devotional designed to guide people into the best possible relationship with God. If you have a desire to start or grow your relationship with God and want to learn more about […]

Skateboarding and Faith

Skateboarding and Faith
We hear the comments time and time again to “keep God out of skateboarding”. Transworld Skateboarding even stated in an article from 2003 that, “Since the earliest days of the sport, the influence of religion and spirituality has been present in skateboarding. From the number of moms who freaked out in the late 80s upon realizing that Natas Kaupas’ first name spelled backward is ‘Satan,’ and countless ads and graphics that have promoted and insulted all types of spirituality, to numerous professionals who outwardly choose to express their faith and spiritual beliefs – religion is a seemingly common fixture in skateboard marketing.”
Even Dave Carnie, the editor in chief from the retired classic Big Brother skate magazine understood the relation between religion and skate when he said, “Religion is probably the most controversial subject humans have to deal with, since it purports to be the sentry gates between life and death – and we all know controversy sells.” When you look a a rider’s board graphics, it’s like getting a glimpse into what they love and what they want to portray to others. If God is what matters most in a skater’s life, it is only natural that their board graphics have something to do with what they love. Salman Agah offered a unique perspective for those who do not agree, “If some stranger came up to me and asked me if I had debt, and I told him that I did, and he told me that he would clear my debt and that I’m free of it, I would be filled with joy and free of my burden. I would naturally tell everyone. So it is with Christ. Christians who share their faith do so out of humility and charity.”
Lets be honest. Regardless of what you believe, we all know that skateboarding takes faith. It takes faith to jump down a set of stairs with confidence that this piece of wood with four wheels will land under your feet in one piece. It takes faith to get up and try again after a gnarly bail. It takes faith to have the confidence that landing the trick you see in your mind is in fact possible. The same is true in life, without faith to stand again when we fall, life just seems impossible at times. Just like skateboarding, we are all in search of balance, confidence and direction. We need an inspires drive and motivation to keep going.  With faith we can see the possibilities. Our hope is that by living out our faith and loving even those who may not yet know the God we serve, that we might be a tool He uses to give others hope. So, the controversy of “religion” and skate has been a long-time discussion among the skate community. For us, we choose to stand for Christ and what He has done for us.

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Skate Mission Colombia

March 30, 2015

It has been a week since our team returned from Cartagena and we are still on a spiritual high from all the amazing things God did and continues to do there. We had a short two weeks to raise funding for the trip and the ramp materials, but God provided. He also allowed leaders from Bogota and Venezuela to make the trip allowing us to also put together a great leadership training during our time there.

 

Cartagena

Reaching Skaters in Cartagena

March 9, 2015

Next Thursday, Ulises Frallicciardi and Zion are heading down to Cartagena. They still need to raise several hundred dollars to cover the cost of this trip where they will be coming alongside leaders of Christian Skaters Cartagena and Bogota to host this event. While there they will also be investing in leaders, talking to church leadership in the area and doing various outreaches around Cartagena.

Tickets are $260 a piece. They have an on-ground cost of $25 per person, per day for food and accommodations. They will need a total of $750 to make this trip possible.

To contribute to this trip, head over to our donation page.

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Brotherhood

March 9, 2015

Calling All Skaters Testimony

Skateboarding is a worldwide brotherhood that's full of diversity. We, the Calling All Skaters Barcelona crew, represent many nations, ages, and skateboarding styles. We're also part of the worldwide brotherhood called the body of Christ and we play an important role within that body. Our part is to represent Jesus and demonstrate his love within the skateboarding culture. Skateboarders are our people, we love them and we're stoked that Jesus loves them even more than we do. Who are your people? The body of Christ needs you. Click to see the video.

LandingBolts
March 8, 2015

Landing Bolts Devotional

In skateboarding, the term “landing bolts” means to land a trick the best possible way, and the Landing Bolts app is a 14 day devotional designed to guide people into the best possible relationship with God.

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March 7, 2016

Skateboards and Faith

We hear the comments time and time again to "keep God out of skateboarding". Transworld Skateboarding even stated in an article from 2003 that, "Since the earliest days of the sport, the influence of religion and spirituality has been present in skateboarding. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIOONS

Q: Do I have to be a Christian to go to Christian Skaters Events?

No. We respect your beliefs and opinions, and we also ask you to respect the fact that Christian Skaters will share with you about how you can know God through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Then it is up to you what you do with Him.

Q:Why do you do Skate Missions?

We are constantly pushing ourselves to keep feet to our faith rather than being content as a cosy fellowship group for Christians who skate. Although, each partner ministry will be unique in it's amount of outreach, out main focus it reaching those who do not know Jesus Christ. We hope to serve others, meet needs, and share the joy of skateboarding. But more, importantly, we hope to share the hope and the love of Jesus Christ.

Q: Is it possible to be a Christian and a skateboarder?

Christian Surfers put it best. Skateboarding is a  "self-centred lifestyle and the Jesus lifestyle is others centered. So how can it mix?? Firstly there is nothing inherently evil with skating...the problem is in the skater! Skating can become all important. An 'idol' is anything we worship, and that just means we place our greatest worth on, and God doesn’t tolerate any rivals! So, to be totally honest, it is only when we surrender our lives, and our skate skills with that, to Jesus that God gets his rightful place in our lives. Then we are worshiping him as the Creator, not just the creation."

Q: Is Christian Skaters an alternative to church?

No. Although Christian Skaters might be the first place a skater meets Jesus, we are not a substitute for church. Christian Skaters strives to be a bridge to churches. All CS leaders belong to a local church and we work with local churches to reach their local skate community, plug them in, and help them grow in their faith.

Q: What if there isn’t a Christian Skaters group near me?

Our hope is to have a CS partner within skating distance of every skater in the globe. It is a BIG vision, but we serve a BIGGER God.  But, if there is not a current group or ministry near you, You can keep in touch with the international office through our website, Facebook &  Twitter. We can offer you resources and encouragement. You can get involved in our online Facebook page and website forum. You may be able to attend one of our skate conferences; or you can start a group yourself!

Q: How do I start a Christian Skaters group?

Christian Skaters is looking for committed Christians, a committed skaters (or attached to the skateboarding community) and those committed to a local church that would support like to start a local chapter. To get started, find some like-minded people, pray, and contact us. You don’t have to be the best skater, but you need to be a real servant who understand the culture.

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Skate Mission Colombia

Skate Mission Colombia

It has been a week since our team returned from Cartagena and we are still on a spiritual high from all the amazing things God did and continues to do there. We had a short two weeks to raise funding for the trip and the ramp materials, but God provided. He also allowed leaders from Bogota and Venezuela to make the trip allowing us to also put together a great leadership training during our time there.

The team included three leaders from Florida, three from Bogota, one from Venezuela and a handful of locals who all shared a desire to see the skaters of Cartagena transformed by the Gospel. Building on a roof in Cartagena was….well….HOT! Materials has to be brought up three flights of metal outdoor stairs. On the second day, the team ran out of wood and none of the local stores had anymore supplies in stock. We prayed and God provided needed rest and the needed materials.

They were able to host a Bible study at a local skatepark and train the leaders on the basics of sharing God’s Word in their local skate communities. On the weekend, the team hosted the first contest at the new skatepark. Hundreds of skaters came to be part of the event and heard the Gospel. Sunday, the team attended church and many of the skaters from the event joined them. Later that day, CS founder, Ulises Frallicciardi; Pastor Santiago from Calvary Chapel Cartagena; and CS Cartagena Leader, Tim Mallory; took time to invest in leaders from Cartagena, Bogota, and Venezuela. The next few days were spent finishing up the roof mini-ramp located on the roof of the church as a effort to continue to bridge a skate community and the church.

We thank each of you who helped make this skate mission possible through helping build, praying, supporting us, or sending donations of boards and prizes. The team and skaters of Cartagena where truly blessed. And, we are already seeing the fruit! Reports of the church being filled with skaters for Easter service were well worth the effort. We received so many messages of skaters whose lives were changed by the truth of the Gospel during the week. God is moving and we are excited to continue to see the impact Christian Skaters has in this region.

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Cartagena

Reaching Skaters in Cartagena, Colombia

Next Thursday, Ulises Frallicciardi and Zion are heading down to Cartagena. They still need to raise several hundred dollars to cover the cost of this trip where they will be coming alongside leaders of Christian Skaters Cartagena and Bogota to host this event. While there they will also be investing in leaders, talking to church […]

Video

Brotherhood

Skateboarding is a worldwide brotherhood that’s full of diversity. We, the Calling All Skaters Barcelona crew, represent many nations, ages, and skateboarding styles. We’re also part of the worldwide brotherhood called the body of Christ and we play an important role within that body. Our part is to represent Jesus and demonstrate his love within the skateboarding culture. Skateboarders are our people, we love them and we’re stoked that Jesus loves them even more than we do. Who are your people? The body of Christ needs you.

Filmed / edited / directed by TJ Tomayo @switchstance_sm @callingallskatersofficial

LandingBolts

Landing Bolts Devotional

In skateboarding, the term “landing bolts” means to land a trick the best possible way, and the Landing Bolts app is a 14 day devotional designed to guide people into the best possible relationship with God. If you have a desire to start or grow your relationship with God and want to learn more about […]

Video

Skateboarding and Faith

Skateboarding and Faith
We hear the comments time and time again to “keep God out of skateboarding”. Transworld Skateboarding even stated in an article from 2003 that, “Since the earliest days of the sport, the influence of religion and spirituality has been present in skateboarding. From the number of moms who freaked out in the late 80s upon realizing that Natas Kaupas’ first name spelled backward is ‘Satan,’ and countless ads and graphics that have promoted and insulted all types of spirituality, to numerous professionals who outwardly choose to express their faith and spiritual beliefs – religion is a seemingly common fixture in skateboard marketing.”
Even Dave Carnie, the editor in chief from the retired classic Big Brother skate magazine understood the relation between religion and skate when he said, “Religion is probably the most controversial subject humans have to deal with, since it purports to be the sentry gates between life and death – and we all know controversy sells.” When you look a a rider’s board graphics, it’s like getting a glimpse into what they love and what they want to portray to others. If God is what matters most in a skater’s life, it is only natural that their board graphics have something to do with what they love. Salman Agah offered a unique perspective for those who do not agree, “If some stranger came up to me and asked me if I had debt, and I told him that I did, and he told me that he would clear my debt and that I’m free of it, I would be filled with joy and free of my burden. I would naturally tell everyone. So it is with Christ. Christians who share their faith do so out of humility and charity.”
Lets be honest. Regardless of what you believe, we all know that skateboarding takes faith. It takes faith to jump down a set of stairs with confidence that this piece of wood with four wheels will land under your feet in one piece. It takes faith to get up and try again after a gnarly bail. It takes faith to have the confidence that landing the trick you see in your mind is in fact possible. The same is true in life, without faith to stand again when we fall, life just seems impossible at times. Just like skateboarding, we are all in search of balance, confidence and direction. We need an inspires drive and motivation to keep going.  With faith we can see the possibilities. Our hope is that by living out our faith and loving even those who may not yet know the God we serve, that we might be a tool He uses to give others hope. So, the controversy of “religion” and skate has been a long-time discussion among the skate community. For us, we choose to stand for Christ and what He has done for us.

Video

Skate Mission Colombia

Skate Mission Colombia

It has been a week since our team returned from Cartagena and we are still on a spiritual high from all the amazing things God did and continues to do there. We had a short two weeks to raise funding for the trip and the ramp materials, but God provided. He also allowed leaders from Bogota and Venezuela to make the trip allowing us to also put together a great leadership training during our time there.

The team included three leaders from Florida, three from Bogota, one from Venezuela and a handful of locals who all shared a desire to see the skaters of Cartagena transformed by the Gospel. Building on a roof in Cartagena was….well….HOT! Materials has to be brought up three flights of metal outdoor stairs. On the second day, the team ran out of wood and none of the local stores had anymore supplies in stock. We prayed and God provided needed rest and the needed materials.

They were able to host a Bible study at a local skatepark and train the leaders on the basics of sharing God’s Word in their local skate communities. On the weekend, the team hosted the first contest at the new skatepark. Hundreds of skaters came to be part of the event and heard the Gospel. Sunday, the team attended church and many of the skaters from the event joined them. Later that day, CS founder, Ulises Frallicciardi; Pastor Santiago from Calvary Chapel Cartagena; and CS Cartagena Leader, Tim Mallory; took time to invest in leaders from Cartagena, Bogota, and Venezuela. The next few days were spent finishing up the roof mini-ramp located on the roof of the church as a effort to continue to bridge a skate community and the church.

We thank each of you who helped make this skate mission possible through helping build, praying, supporting us, or sending donations of boards and prizes. The team and skaters of Cartagena where truly blessed. And, we are already seeing the fruit! Reports of the church being filled with skaters for Easter service were well worth the effort. We received so many messages of skaters whose lives were changed by the truth of the Gospel during the week. God is moving and we are excited to continue to see the impact Christian Skaters has in this region.

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Cartagena

Reaching Skaters in Cartagena, Colombia

Next Thursday, Ulises Frallicciardi and Zion are heading down to Cartagena. They still need to raise several hundred dollars to cover the cost of this trip where they will be coming alongside leaders of Christian Skaters Cartagena and Bogota to host this event. While there they will also be investing in leaders, talking to church […]

Video

Brotherhood

Skateboarding is a worldwide brotherhood that’s full of diversity. We, the Calling All Skaters Barcelona crew, represent many nations, ages, and skateboarding styles. We’re also part of the worldwide brotherhood called the body of Christ and we play an important role within that body. Our part is to represent Jesus and demonstrate his love within the skateboarding culture. Skateboarders are our people, we love them and we’re stoked that Jesus loves them even more than we do. Who are your people? The body of Christ needs you.

Filmed / edited / directed by TJ Tomayo @switchstance_sm @callingallskatersofficial

LandingBolts

Landing Bolts Devotional

In skateboarding, the term “landing bolts” means to land a trick the best possible way, and the Landing Bolts app is a 14 day devotional designed to guide people into the best possible relationship with God. If you have a desire to start or grow your relationship with God and want to learn more about […]

Video

Skateboarding and Faith

Skateboarding and Faith
We hear the comments time and time again to “keep God out of skateboarding”. Transworld Skateboarding even stated in an article from 2003 that, “Since the earliest days of the sport, the influence of religion and spirituality has been present in skateboarding. From the number of moms who freaked out in the late 80s upon realizing that Natas Kaupas’ first name spelled backward is ‘Satan,’ and countless ads and graphics that have promoted and insulted all types of spirituality, to numerous professionals who outwardly choose to express their faith and spiritual beliefs – religion is a seemingly common fixture in skateboard marketing.”
Even Dave Carnie, the editor in chief from the retired classic Big Brother skate magazine understood the relation between religion and skate when he said, “Religion is probably the most controversial subject humans have to deal with, since it purports to be the sentry gates between life and death – and we all know controversy sells.” When you look a a rider’s board graphics, it’s like getting a glimpse into what they love and what they want to portray to others. If God is what matters most in a skater’s life, it is only natural that their board graphics have something to do with what they love. Salman Agah offered a unique perspective for those who do not agree, “If some stranger came up to me and asked me if I had debt, and I told him that I did, and he told me that he would clear my debt and that I’m free of it, I would be filled with joy and free of my burden. I would naturally tell everyone. So it is with Christ. Christians who share their faith do so out of humility and charity.”
Lets be honest. Regardless of what you believe, we all know that skateboarding takes faith. It takes faith to jump down a set of stairs with confidence that this piece of wood with four wheels will land under your feet in one piece. It takes faith to get up and try again after a gnarly bail. It takes faith to have the confidence that landing the trick you see in your mind is in fact possible. The same is true in life, without faith to stand again when we fall, life just seems impossible at times. Just like skateboarding, we are all in search of balance, confidence and direction. We need an inspires drive and motivation to keep going.  With faith we can see the possibilities. Our hope is that by living out our faith and loving even those who may not yet know the God we serve, that we might be a tool He uses to give others hope. So, the controversy of “religion” and skate has been a long-time discussion among the skate community. For us, we choose to stand for Christ and what He has done for us.