*Life Education is about elevating your spiritual growth and maturity, as well as becoming equipped to serve in your family and community. It's instructional strategy derives from 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 from STEP Forward Life Education:
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 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 and instructors
This life education model is anchored by 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)
*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.
Consider that a prospectus document outlines something that doesn't exist, and describes what it will become. In this paradigm, YOU are the prospectus. Therefore, a Success Through Experience and Process (STEP) is much more than an academic education, business proposal, white paper, or mission statement, but it is a life development philosophy and learning model in which God is your research, Experience is your case study, and Success is your credential.