Leadership Development Program


Over the past several years, the SFC movement has seen a tremendous amount of growth. With chapters popping up all around the world (e.g., Chile, Aspen, Burlington), God has been actively demonstrating His heart for the shred industry. SFC has been blessed to be a part of this incredible movement and this growing network of folks that God has burdened with the task of “being a light” on the hill. But, as God has continued to extend His reach into the ski/snowboard culture, we have realized that there is an increasing need to train leaders across the globe. While there are many who resonate with – and firmly believe in – the mission of SFC, there are also many who do not feel equipped to carry it out. The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is our latest attempt to help meet this need – to equip and encourage current (and future) leaders to BE THE BRIDGE that connects the snowriding culture to Jesus.

WHY? – What Drives our Actions

We believe that every saint should be equipped to do the work of the ministry. Ministry is not something that is reserved for the select few, the “spiritually elite.” We have ALL been called to the work of the ministry – to exercise our spiritual gifts for building up the body of Christ (Eph. 4:11-12; Rom. 12:3-8; 1 Cor. 12:7).

HOW? – Our Ministry Philosophy

We believe that spiritual growth is best fostered in the context of intentional community; where disciples live on mission together (Acts 2:42-47; Eph. 4:15-16; Heb. 3:12-14; 10:24-25).

WHAT? – The Plan

The Leadership Development Program is a 6-month residential program that aims to equip students with the tools needed to carry out their God-given calling in the shred culture. Over the course of 6-months, our students will:

  1. Get plugged into an intentional Christ-centered community
  2. Work through a focused curriculum – attending multiple classes throughout the week
  3. Receive hands-on ministry experience
  4. Experience what God is doing in ski/snowboard ministry

Meet the Leeds

Ryan and Lauren are stoked to move out to Colorado (in August 2018) to help kick-start the SFC Leadership Training Program. Ryan and Lauren will be moving from Virginia, with their daughter, Bella, and their mini Australian shepherd, Melchizedek. Ryan has been involved in the ski/snowboard industry for 20+ years, and is currently the General Manager of the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre. He holds a BS in Biblical Studies, and will complete his MA in Theological Studies this Summer. Ryan has served with SFC in various capacities over the past six years, and looks forward to joining SFC full time.


Cost: $1000/month (covers rent and enrollment in program)
Dates: October 2019 through April 2020
Location: Summit County, CO


We would love for you to join us in October 2019! For more information, contact Ryan at ryan@sfcusa.org
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