A Balanced Biblical Foundation
STEP Forward Life Prospectus has excellent biblically-based courses, classes and sessions providing practical spiritual insight and wisdom that enables you to set yourself apart as an effective and creative contributor to your community's success through our *Searcher Education and *Life Development models.
*Searcher Education is founded on the principle that every human being was created to be and make a contribution for this world. Each person is valuable and created with unique skills to help humanity. They do not merely research and duplicate what others have accomplished. Instead, they seek God and implement new and relevant knowledge that is given from Him. Therefore, we provide training and equipping for our students, with a goal to enable them to fulfill the great commission and the greatest commandment as they complete what has been assigned for them to contribute to the world.
Our *Life-Development Model is built on Ephesians 4: 11-16
"And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, [to shepherd and guide and instruct], for the equipping of (God's People) for (works of service), till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love."
What to expect in our Life-Development Model:
Its Unifying Value: Building Christ-like character
Role of the Instructor(s): Coaching, Teaching, Mentoring, Equipping, Empowering
Role of the Student: The work of ministry and community service
Key Emphasis: Who you are to BE; not only on what you are to DO
Desired Result: A genuine follower/disciple of Jesus Christ who can lead others
Legitimacy of this education model: Changed lives
Most positive trait: Personal and professional growth in the lives of students
Our entire leadership prospectus model and foundation is based upon the following Biblical passages:
Study and do your best to present yourself to God approved, a workman [tested by trial] who has no reason to be ashamed, accurately handling and skillfully teaching the word of truth. ---2 Timothy 2:15 (AMP)
Always be ready to give a [logical] defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope and confident assurance [elicited by faith] that is within you, yet [do it] with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 (AMP)