Learning, Living, Leading

stepping stones desires to create a 24/7 environment that will provide countless opportunities for youth to grow; building them into disciples of Christ that will serve and lead God's people while positively impacting the world. To achieve this stepping stones teaches, encourages and reinforces biblical truths and principles, which will change our Learning, Living, and Leading.


All of us need to know God and Jesus. Everyone participating in stepping stones is greatly encouraged and given opportunities to get to know their Creator with ever increasing familiarity. This is done by spending time in God's word, discussion, prayer, and in worship. Youth will learn lots about God and His majesty, and the joy of knowing Him personally.

Knowing also involves learning about others, ourselves, and the world which God has created. stepping stones promotes constant learning in all people and places young people in an environment to stimulate productive and profitable learning in a variety of areas.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of you mind." Rms. 12:1a


Our knowledge of, and relationship with, God should change who we are; our very being. stepping stones aims to positively influence the growth and spiritual development of each participant. Youth will be encouraged to pursue God first! Striving to live a godly life and demonstrating a holy lifestyle are important values that penetrate all aspects of the stepping stones experience. Personal discipline that produces godly character is emphasized.

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, and self-control." Gal. 5:22-23a


Our actions, our leading, are the out workings of our knowledge (Learning) and character (Living). Fruitful activity for God is not pursued in and of itself; it comes by way of learning, and living in line with, God. A balanced schedule of service, training and community allows the students to continually grow and be effective servants, imitating the example of Jesus Christ who came to serve, not to be served. Youth will follow a program involving spiritual disciplines, including prayer/quiet times, worship, Bible study, and reading. They will also be trained in and serve in practical areas of ministry, which may include such areas as food and guest services, administration, program implementation for youth and children, teaching and maintenance.

"For Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament,
grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work" Eph. 4:16