This is probably the coolest snowboarding short film I’ve ever seen. In Karie Meltzer’s article, LED Snowboarder Lights the Night, she highlights a recent short film by Jacob Sutton. Sutton films pro snowboarder William Hughes on a night ride down Tignes, a slope in the Rhone-Alps in southeast France. Donned with oodles of L.E.D. lighting in his snowsuit, Hughes glides through the night with jaw-dropping elegance.
Snowboarding is chocked full of potential as an outdoor ministry. I just returned from a snowboard/ski outreach camp where I spoke to about 40 high school kids from Mountain View Community Church in Fort Collins. Somehow the ski/board culture just creates a great environment for hanging out with students, and I’ve found that these types of outreach camps draw a lot of new folks.
Two organizations I have on my Recommended Outdoor Programs list (ROP List) that specialize in snowboarding ministry are Snowboarders & Skiers for Christ, and Northstar, Japan. Snowboarding affords long chairlift rides for conversation with people (if you’d like some ideas for sparking conversation, here is a list of 165 Great Conversation Starter Questions).
- What is one way you could be more intentional to bring Jesus into your conversations on ski/snowboard outings?
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