Who We Are

You might be asking, "What is a Kook?"

A kook, in surf lingo, is someone who doesn’t have a clue about what they’re doing. Attracted to the aesthetic that comes with surfing, they think, “I’ll try this for myself.” In their pursuits to become a surfer, they are given the deplorable title, “Kook.” 

As Christians, we have found a beautiful parallel within the meaning of a Kook

The answer? Its found in Matthew 18:1-4. It reads

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

As we see here, the disciples are vying for position. They are bent on the idea of “becoming great.” Jesus, in response to their pursuits, does the unthinkable. 

He takes a child. Yes, a child, and places it in the middle of them as the ultimate example of true greatness. This one act spoke one thousand words. Jesus was saying, true greatness is not vying for position to try and become great by your individualistic means. True greatness is realizing that no matter how hard you try, we will never be great. No matter how much we work, we won’t do much thats meaningful. 

True greatness is found in dependancy. 

The requirement needed for a relationship with the living God is unattainable. We need to be completely reliant on the Savior of the world for such a treasure. 

We are taught to think that being great is a self made achievement. But as Jesus shows us, the only way to greatness is dependency, humility, and the hard task of admitting that we don’t have it all together. 

As Kooks, we need Jesus. 

This is a community where we recognize our need for Jesus. He is the only answer to life. We believe that He died on the cross for our sins to reconcile a broken humanity back to Himself. 

What We Do

In light of this, we feel a burning passion in our hearts to help others see the beauty in being dependent on Jesus alone. We have a variety of ways we do that. 

Everything we stand for is expressed through our Events, Kook Houses, and Mission Trips.

Chasing Jesus & the Stoke is the name of the game and we plan on playing that game for a long, long time! We hope you'll join us soon :) YEW!