29 episodes

The SFC Podcast is the official podcast of Snowboarders + Skiers for Christ - a grassroots missions organization that exists to BRIDGE the ski/snowboard culture to Jesus by partnering with the local Church. In this podcast, we seek to encourage and equip listeners, who love Jesus and are passionate about the mountains, to carry out their God-given calling to BE A LIGHT in the shred culture.

The SFC Podcast Snowboarders & Skiers for Christ

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The SFC Podcast is the official podcast of Snowboarders + Skiers for Christ - a grassroots missions organization that exists to BRIDGE the ski/snowboard culture to Jesus by partnering with the local Church. In this podcast, we seek to encourage and equip listeners, who love Jesus and are passionate about the mountains, to carry out their God-given calling to BE A LIGHT in the shred culture.

    SFC: Ask Me Anything: EP8: "WEEEEE the Church"

    SFC: Ask Me Anything: EP8: "WEEEEE the Church"

    Well, we've made it to the end of another series! This episode marks the end of the SFC: Ask Me Anything series. We really enjoyed reading and fielding your questions...even the challenging ones. Since we've started the podcast, our mission has been to help us all SHINE BRIGHTER and BRIDGE BETTER. That's the goal. Encouraging one another to live into our God-given calling to the shred culture. And so capping off our season with this series felt fitting. It felt fitting because talking through some of the difficult questions/topics that you all are wrestling can help us to think about/approach ministry differently (with confidence). So thank you for submitting your questions. Hopefully...these conversations were helpful! 

    In this episode, Josh Stock and Alie Heenan tackle the question: "Why should we be a part of an organized, in-person, local church when online options are available? It's an extremely relevant question for us today, because many of us had to get used to attending church online during  the COVID pandemic. And some of us just got used to it. We liked the convenience of attending any church we wanted to attend from the comfort of our own home. But is this the healthiest and most fruitful option? While online Church communities meet a need, and while they can be helpful...should this be our default? That's the question that Josh and Alie seek to answer. And in our opinion, they do a great job navigating this important topic. So give it a listen! We think you'll be blessed by their conversation. 

    One final note: We will be taking a little break from the podcast in order to gather/create more content over the summer...so don't go unsubscribe! We will be launching our next series this Fall, and our plan is to continue the podcast through the next winter season. Thanks again for tuning in! We've really enjoyed trying our hand at something new, and we hope that is has been a blessing to you!

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    Support this podcast by giving to SFC at wearesfc.org/donate

    • 40 min
    SFC: Ask Me Anything: EP7: "How Does Ministry Look Different For Women?"

    SFC: Ask Me Anything: EP7: "How Does Ministry Look Different For Women?"

    Ministry looks/feels different for different people. If you’ve spent any time around the Church, then you know that every church has its own unique set of challenges. Shred ministry is no different. Every community and every group has its own set of unique challenges and needs. And what we’ve found, in the short time that God has allowed SFC to minister in these different shred towns, is that God has set specific people - people that are uniquely gifted/positioned - in certain places to help meet those needs. This week, for SFCs: AMA series, we welcome Anna Schrafft, leader of SFC Girls, to help answer the question: How does shred ministry look different for women? In this episode, Josh Stock and Anna have an interesting question about some of the unique challenges/differences that women in shred ministry face. 



    Visit our website at wearesfc.org  

    Check us out on Instagram @sfcinternational 

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    Support this podcast by giving to SFC at wearesfc.org/donate

    • 53 min
    SFC: Ask Me Anything: EP6 "The Trinity: The Most Important Thing We Hardly Ever Talk About"

    SFC: Ask Me Anything: EP6 "The Trinity: The Most Important Thing We Hardly Ever Talk About"

    Did you know the words “The Trinity” are nowhere in Scripture?

    You can search from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single place where Moses, David, Job, Paul, or any other author says “The Trinity.” But what you will find is that the Trinity is everywhere in Scripture. From the very beginning, God in Genesis 1:26 says, “Let us make man in our image”… Somehow God refers to himself as an US. Plural.

    This week, for SFC’s AMA Series, we welcomed back Pastor Jim Howard to attempt to answer: How in the world can God be Father, Son, and Spirit simultaneously? As you’ll hear, no one can grasp this. How God is one and three is a grand mystery that we will never fully be able to understand. But what we can do is understand why God being one and three is integral for our faith. And a sweet, sweet gift to us who know him.



    Visit our website at wearesfc.org 

    Check us out on Instagram @sfcinternational

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    Support this podcast by giving to SFC at wearesfc.org/donate

    • 45 min
    SFC: Ask Me Anything: EP5 "Lord Over-Board"

    SFC: Ask Me Anything: EP5 "Lord Over-Board"

    This week, the SFC: Ask Me Anything series has been hi-jacked (or in this case, hi-joshed). As two of the last three episodes have been our host Ryan Leeds asking questions to SFC’s International Team Captain Josh Stock, the tables have now been turned.

    This bizarre movement comprised of skiers-for-Jesus and snowboarders-for-Jesus is…well, it’s UNIQUE to say the least. Our two favorite passions placed together often sound like oil and water to those we meet. A long-held tradition of commitment to the world’s most famous God-man doesn’t naturally combine well with the fad of sliding over frozen-water-covered-death-mounds on elaborate sticks. Even for us who have been doing this for years, the two don’t always slot together in our minds, our hearts or our actions as conveniently as we’d prefer. Often times, our love for all-things-shred push past their right boundaries into other areas of our lives. Other times, our expectations and best intentions for the Kingdom of God push us to dumb down the importance of the context of the culture we’re living amongst.

    On this episode, Josh and Ryan navigate the choppy, often-unexplored waters that are comprised of our calling: How do we balance our passions for Jesus and for shred?! How do we appropriately do justice to this movement, to our mission to shred-for-Jesus?



    Visit our website at wearesfc.org 

    Check us out on Instagram @sfcinternational

    Like us on Facebook at Snowboarders & Skiers for Christ

    Support this podcast by giving to SFC at wearesfc.org/donate

    • 56 min
    SFC: Ask Me Anything: EP4 "Be Curious, Not Judgmental"

    SFC: Ask Me Anything: EP4 "Be Curious, Not Judgmental"

    "What does the Bible say about social justice and LGBTQI+?" We’re halfway through our SFC AMA Series, and, true to the series title, we invited you, our community to share questions you had about literally anything related to shred ministry so that we could Shine Brighter and Bridge Better together. We knew, and even hoped that you would ask questions that were challenging, because only by talking through them can we learn how to effectively respond in love to the people and situations in our everyday lives In this week’s episode, Ryan Leeds interviews Jim Howard to answer the question, “What does the Bible say about social justice and LGBTQI+?” We actually received a few questions on this topic, and it felt appropriate to combiner’s them into this one episode. Jim’s answer and encouragement reveal a beautiful picture of the heart of God on this topic, and we hope that you find it both challenging and encouraging. 



    Check out Dr. Jim Howard's website: jimhoward.net 

    Check out Dr. Jim Howard's new book: Freedom to Choose: What to Do When the Bible is Unclear



    Visit our website at wearesfc.org 

    Check us out on Instagram @sfcinternational 

    Like us on Facebook at Snowboarders & Skiers for Christ 

    Support this podcast by giving to SFC at wearesfc.org/donate

    • 58 min
    SFC: Ask Me Anything: EP3 "How to change your burnout into turnout?"

    SFC: Ask Me Anything: EP3 "How to change your burnout into turnout?"

    In this weeks SFC: Ask Me Anything episode, Josh Stock seeks to answer the question: "How do we keep the stoke for ministry alive in dry seasons?" 

    It can be so easy to be motivated to fulfill the mission of SFC when we see God drawing people to himself, moving in miraculous ways, and transforming our communities to look like His kingdom. The fruit propels us, and it continually affirms us that this mission, this effort, is worth it. 

    But what about when we aren't seeing that? What about when we aren't seeing fruit from our labors? How do we gain the conviction and energy to keep going? What are we supposed to do when we're not "feeling" it (when we're spiritually dry?)? 

    That's what Josh seeks to answer today. We pray this episode encourages you in your personal ministry within the ski and snowboard culture, however that may look for you right now. We hope that you find this conversation helpful! 



    Visit our website at wearesfc.org
    Check us out on Instagram @sfcinternational
    Like us on Facebook at Snowboarders & Skiers for Christ
    Support this podcast by giving to SFC at wearesfc.org/donate

     

    • 36 min

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