Beach at Sunset
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Winter '21 Vision & Training Day

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Paige & Ben, Founders 2019

Our Roots

 

Down the Line Ministries was founded in 2018 through the initiative of Ben and Paige - both action sports enthusiasts and followers of Jesus. Each felt a calling to share God's love in our local community, and being teens themselves, they specifically desired to reach out to other young people who shared a passion for surfing, skating, and snowsports.

 

Paige, having been to El Salvador with Christian Surfers US on a surf mission trip, saw first-hand how God was moving in action sports ministries and wanted to bring that to our northern New England beaches.  Ben, after much time at the skatepark witnessing and experiencing such tremendous brokenness, felt a burden to reach out with the love of Jesus to his own neighborhood parks.

 

Joining together and recruiting a team to share God's love through action sports, Down the Line Ministries (DTL) was initially founded to impact surf, skate, and snowsports communities for Christ. Soon, leaders also realized with no faith-based club at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, NH, there was a need to be met for students who are spiritually hungry. Thus, DTL expanded its outreach to youth to include DTL Club - the afterschool, student outreach arm of our ministry. 

Whether through action/shred sports - surf, skate, and snowsports - communities or through student outreach, Down the Line Ministries' goal is spiritual multiplication – making disciples (Mat 28:18) and preparing God’s people for works of service (Eph 4:12). Our mission is to raise up and equip young leaders as ambassadors for Christ to shine Light into the dark places of our communities.

 

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Read more about why we chose this as our ministry verse in FAQ