Renew, Connect, Equip

The goal of Stepping Stones is to develop youth into mature disciples of Christ who will serve and lead God's people while positively impacting the world. We do this by Renewing, Connecting, and Equipping our youth.


First and foremost, Stepping Stones calls its participants to engage in a vibrant, personal relationship with God through the redeeming work of His Son Jesus Christ and the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit. We believe that instruction in God’s written Word and the working of the Holy Spirit in the inner person revive and renew the spirit to bring about the fullness of life we were created for. 

(Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 4:16, 5:11-21; Psalm 19; 1 Thessalonians 2:13)


Stepping Stones connects youth with a healthy community of believers, building memories and relationships that serve as a stabilizing foundation for the day to day challenges of life. We believe that unifying our relationships around the common bond of Jesus Christ brings strength and joy to family of God. The sharing of one another’s joys and burdens is testimony of God at work in our lives as we spur each other on to perseverance and good works. 

(Ephesians 4:3, 25-32; Colossians 3:12-17; 2 Corinthians 1:4; Hebrews 10:24-25; Proverbs 11:25)


Stepping Stones helps youth understand their unique giftedness and subsequent call to serve as part of the body of Christ. Our students are motivated to effectively fulfill their role in their family and local community, better equipped to participate in the good works God has prepared in advance for them, and mobilized to practice love and hospitality to one another.

(Ephesians 4; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 2:10; Romans 12:9-16)