What is Snowboarders and Skiers For Christ UK (SFC UK)?
SFC UK is a grassroots organisation that exists to bridge the snowriding culture to Jesus, partnering with the local Church. SFC’s vision is to be the light of Jesus to the snowriding culture.
The preconceived view of a skier or snowboarder is a white, middle class individual and goes away to the Alps for maybe one or two weeks a year, however, this is not the case for those who immerse themselves in the culture. There is a massive and ever growing scene in the 6 UK snowdomes and many dryslopes and Scottish mountains where people ride every week and the emphasis is on freestyle but there is also a core of riders who leave these shores each winter to do a season abroad. Those involved in SFC UK want to find their identity in Jesus, to engage those within their culture through genuine, loving relationships and to do selfless acts for others as they share the Gospel message
What does SFC UK do?
The first thing to know is that, “SFC is a VALUES-BASED organisation opposed to a PROGRAMS-BASED organisation,” meaning that SFC looks different in every place because each group responds to the needs of their own unique communities. Each location is not a cookie-cutter or franchise-modeled group.
Rather, SFC encourages its leaders to know and live SFC’s B.R.I.D.G.E. values, and dream big and serve in a way that will most effectively BE THE LIGHT OF JESUS to the shredders in their area.
So we define SFC by our VALUES as opposed to what events we do, and for that reason, the national office has taken on the effort to provide values-based TOOLS and RESOURCES to help our leaders create more effective events and opportunities to BE A LIGHT ON THE HILL.
For more detail of SFC UK, our BRIDGE values and up to date events please visit our website www.sfc-uk.org
Andy Brumby SFC UK National Coordinator