Spiritual Wellness-Centered Life Education
In typical models of holistic wellness, the individual is set in the center as all of the dimensions of wellness surround them. However, in the STEP Forward Spiritual Wellness-Centered Life Education model, spiritual growth and maturity are set at the center of one’s life, with all other dimensions of wellness emanating from, revolving around, and strengthened by a spiritual (Faith) core.
We define Life Education as the God-sent wisdom and insight that one gains from experience and instruction, leading to growth and development in all dimensions of one's overall wellness: Spiritual, Physical, Social, Intellectual, Emotional, Mental, Occupational, Financial, and Environmental.
In the STEP Forward Spiritual Wellness-Centered Life Education model, your potential is like a prospectus document that outlines something that doesn't exist, and describes what it will become. This ministry preparation strategy is the same. It is not merely projecting an academic goal, business proposal, white paper, or mission statement, but it is a life development philosophy, that trains and prepares you to release God's solutions in real time, to real people, in the real world, and set yourself apart as an effective and creative contributor to your family and community's success.
What to expect from STEP Forward's Life Education and Ministry Preparation:
Its Unifying Value: Building Christ-like character
Role of the Instructor(s): Coaching, Teaching, and Mentoring
Benefit for the Student: Equipped for 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 Christ who can lead others
Legitimacy of this education model: Changed lives
Most positive trait: Personal and professional growth in the lives of students and instructors
This life education and ministry preparation model is anchored by the following Biblical passage:
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)
*Searcherdemic Education is a faith-based instructional and teaching paradigm that fully incorporates one's life experience with their God-given innovative ideas, and a biblical foundation; enabling student/ searchers to do more than academically study, do research, write papers, and pass exams, but instead become their own case studies and the actually research as they implement their innovations in real time, with real people, in the real world. It is founded on the principle that the Holy Spirit of God is the ultimate Educator. Therefore, students must search out the Godly knowledge and wisdom that will help them produce.