BFA Life Podcast

BFA Life Podcast

By Black Forest Academy
In this podcast, Josh and Nathan seek to unpack the realities of BFA culture, life, and influence as they dialogue with students, staff, parents, and alumni. Join the conversation by writing to us: communications@bfacademy.de
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Athletics at BFA
Nathan chats with Caleb, Lisa, and Sam about the ways BFA's athletics programs raise the value of the BFA student experience.
32:58
January 16, 2020
Citizens of the World - A conversation about MKs and TCKs with Michèle Phoenix.
Listen to this compelling conversation with a leader in the field of educating, training, and caring for missionary families and their children. We talk about the unique perspectives and challenges that face missionary kids as well as ask many of our students about their lives as global citizens. If you would like to contact Michèle Phoenix, please visit www.michelephoenix.com.
55:37
November 27, 2019
"Transitions and God's Faithfulness Therein" with Art and Beckie Melli
Listen as Josh and Nathan glean wisdom and insight from these two long-time BFA former staff members. We will talk about the origin of some of BFA's core programs, transitions in vocational ministry, and about how God has led Art and Beckie over the years. If you would like to reach out to them, you can email artbeckiemelli@mac.com
41:50
November 13, 2019
Enriching Experiences - A Synopsis of Class Trips at BFA
Each year students get to visit WW1 trenches, a WW2 concentration camp, the beaches of Normandy, Florence, Rome, and Venice. Listen to students and staff reflecting on the field trips that contribute to the academic, social, spiritual, and philosophical development of our student body.
52:20
October 30, 2019
Introducing the New Staff of 2019
We gathered as many testimonies as we could with our new staff sharing about their journeys that ultimately brought them to BFA this year. 
45:37
September 26, 2019
Andi Custer, Jen Custer, and Shawn Newby (Alumni Feature)
For the last 3 years, Andi Custer and Shawn Newby have served BFA during our annual Spiritual Emphasis Week. Andi has been the speaker and Shawn has brought a worship team with him to lead our community in worship for the week.  Nathan and Josh got to sit down with them, along with Andi's wife Jen to talk about their experience having been BFAers in the early 2000s, their passion for the Gospel, and their heart for the current generation of BFA students. 
37:50
September 20, 2019
Spiritual Life at BFA - Get to know the chaplain team.
Josh sits down with our chaplains for the 2019-2020 school year to get insight into how God is reaching BFA students, and how they've been called to partner with Him. 
38:59
September 11, 2019
Micah and Emma (Student Feature)
In this episode, get to know these sisters as they reflect on their upbringing, navigate transition, and dream about the future. 
31:21
August 5, 2019
Kat (Student Feature)
In this episode, we sit down with Kat. She has a love for God, her friends, her family, and her island. 
42:28
July 15, 2019
Gavin Brettenny (Staff Feature)
He grew up as a white, christian male in apartheid and has given his life to reaching the world for Christ through education. Get to know the new Black Forest Academy Head of School who began his term service this past academic year. 
30:00
June 24, 2019
Graduating From BFA - A Conversation With Liz and Abby
In this episode we unpack the meaning of graduation here at Black Forest Academy. Our guest speakers are Abby, class of '17, and a current senior named Liz. 
40:42
May 28, 2019
Service Project Trips - Student Reflections (Part 2)
In this episode, the students who participated in Service Project Trips unpack their experiences and process how life might change as a result. 
14:58
May 8, 2019
Boarding at BFA - Introducing The New Directors of Boarding
BFA has been blessed for many years with Rich and Lynn Peachey as directors of our boarding program. In this episode we get to know the amazing new directors who will be stepping in at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, Trey and Randi Israel.
31:32
April 29, 2019
Service Project Trips - Student Reflections (Part 1)
BFA offers annual springtime opportunities for students to participate in a service project in locations all over the world. In this episode we ask six of our students to reflect on their experiences in places like Uganda, Russia, and Thailand. 
21:14
April 24, 2019
Becca (Student Feature)
From the tribe to the classroom. In this, our first episode, we give you an inside peek into a life of a BFA student. 
14:40
April 23, 2019