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.
Vision, Mission and Values: EP4 Relationships
In the words of the famous Michael Scott, Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin: “Relationships!? We don’t need no stinkin’ relationships!”
Relationships can be hard, can’t they? They require work. There’s a lot of effort that needs to go into forming, cultivating, and maintaining relationships. So if it’s so much work, then why bother? Great question. Thanks for (maybe) asking. They’re important because we were created to be in relationships: 1) relationship with God, and 2) relationship with others (both in the church and outside of the church).
In this episode, Josh and Randy dive into the SFC value of relationships. To help them navigate this tricky, but important, value, they interview long-time SFCer, Neil Richey. Neil is a Southern California native, and was one of the original pioneers of SFC Big Bear. Neil is known around the SFC community as the “relationship guy,” because he goes to extraordinary lengths to love on people through relationship. So tune in. This is a good one!
Vision, Mission and Values: EP3 Believing
In this episode, Joshua Stock dives into the first of SFC’s six B.R.I.D.G.E values: believing.
SFC defines this "believing" value as follows: “Our faith is grounded in biblical truth. We, as the Body of Christ, pursue a lifestyle of prayer and worship.”
Now, believing is such a loaded term, isn’t it? So while the definition above is great...what are we actually talking about here? How does a lifestyle of prayer and worship fit into this concept of believing? Isn’t belief just a mental assent thing? Or is it more than that?
To help him dig into this idea of believing a little more, Josh interviews one of his long-time friends, Jamie Mcleod. Jamie is a pastor in the ski town of Mammoth, CA who has an incredible heart for people. Jamie has spent a lot of time engaging with and caring for people in the Mammoth area (as well as around the globe), and has an incredible testimony of what it looks like to believe well in “dark places.” So using Jamie’s story, Josh and Jamie talk about what it means to believe well and highlight some of the obstacles we may encounter along the way.
Vision, Mission and Values: EP2 Mission
In 2 Corinthians 5, the Apostle Paul tells us that we’ve been given the ministry of reconciliation. We’ve been reconciled to God through Christ, and now WE get to act as reconcilers. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we get to reconcile people back to God. What a crazy privilege and responsibility!?
But let’s be honest for a second. What does that actually mean? What does it actually look like to reconcile people back to God? After all, that’s not a word we use all that often. It sounds kind of “churchy,” right? Well, another way to think about reconciliation that might be helpful is to bridge one thing to another thing. So a reconciler, then, is someone who serves to bridge a gap. And that’s what SFC is all about...bridging gaps. In this episode, Josh and Randy discuss SFC’s mission statement: “to bridge the ski/snowboard culture to Jesus by partnering with the local church.”
Vision, Mission and Values: EP1 Vision
In this inaugural episode of the SFC podcast, Joshua Stock and Randal Schroeder (the International Director and US National Director of SFC) talk about the Vision of Snowboarders & Skiers for Christ, which is “to be the light of Jesus in the ski/snowboard culture.”
In his famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus told his followers that they are the “light of the world” and encouraged them to “let their light shine before others, so that they might see their good works and give glory to their Father who is in Heaven.” This is a pretty familiar teaching of Jesus, but sometimes familiarity breeds passivity. So while we may know that the people of God exist to be a light in a dark world, we sometimes struggle to understand what that actually means/looks like.
In this episode, Josh and Randy spend some time unpacking what it could actually look like to be the light of Jesus in dark places (like the ski/snowboard culture).
Welcome to the SFC podcast!
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Great Start to a great podcast!
Josh and Randy are amazing and Jesus is even more amazing! Keep reflecting His Light. Loved EP. 1
Thanks Josh and Randy for share the light of Jesus