The raw energy, excitability, and passion for Jesus that comes out at an SFC conference is always off the charts. Each year, we plan an all-hands-on-deck gathering somewhere around the United States, put out the word, and see what God does. This year we had over 130 people join us from over 20 states, 2 Canadian provinces, Australia, and England. These are leaders of leaders that come together to pray, share stories, gain leadership insight, encourage one another, praise Jesus, and maybe shred together a little.
This year the skiing and snowboarding was a no-go because the weather didn’t cooperate. Spirits, however, were bright as we were able to pull together alternate activities including mountain biking, zip lining, hiking, and a ropes course.
This conference was also our first conference to officially offer child care. It was so fun to see a handful of little ones in the mix as the SFC community in the United States moves from a movement of primarily 20 somethings to a diverse group of leaders in all stages of life.
In the end, this conference ended a wild success. Surrounded with this group of passionate shred-missionaries, the vision and drive is contagious. People that attend these conferences are often the ones that join what God’s doing in shred ministry. I simply can’t wait to see how God uses each of these new and old friends to expand his Kingdom this snow season.
Here are a few comments those that attended shared about their experience:
- I talked with a couple different people who broke out “advice we’d given in the past” and how it shaped their relationships/ministry in their own communities.
- I love that wherever we have conference we get to meet the community and a local church, this goes a long way for me to see the big picture of shred ministry.
- Being such a new Christian it was really inspiring to hear and see everyone’s stories of how they found God and it’s great that these conferences exist to show how awesome that is.
- I was reminded of why I got involved with SFC and why I love doing it.