Stepping Stones

Welcome to Stepping Stones, the Youth Discipleship and Student Staffing Program of Muskoka Bible Centre.

Stepping Stones provides life-changing experiences for youth through practical service work, intentional training, leadership development and an encouraging community of believers.


 

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2019 Summer Applications

Important Dates for Spring & Summer Students

  1. December 1, 2018 - Application online
  2. January 2019 - Interviews begin (CORE applicants will be interviewed ASAP)
    Offers may be send out as early as the end of January, 2019. Interviews will continue until positions are filled.
  3. CORE staff will receive notice by March 1, 2019 at the latest. All other levels on or before April 1, 2019.
  4. May 6, 2019 - CORE Spring Crew begins (arrival at MBC on May 5, 2019)
  5. May 17-20, 2019 (Friday to Monday) - Stepping Stones Orientation Weekend
  6. June 23-28, 2019 - Stepping Stones Development Week
  7. June 29, 2019 - Start of Summer@MBC 2019!

Reminders

  • Applications received prior to March 1st will be given first consideration.
  • Standard Police Checks are required for all Stepping Stones Students. They must be current and issued within the 2018 or 2019 calendar year.

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In partnership with Muskoka Bible Centre, Heritage is offering The Serve Experience Service Intensive. This unique one year missions-focused program combines the benefits of classroom time with that of practical experiences and an emphasis on learning in the field. Each course will transfer into a degree at Heritage.

  • 1 semester in-class at Heritage.
  • 1 semester at Muskoka Bible Centre.
  • 6 credit courses.

MBC's portion of Heritage's Serve program focuses on three core areas: Spiritual Formation, Community Life, and Work Excellence.

Spiritual Formation: Three hours each week, students participate in an inductive Bible study, which is designed to help them learn how to study the Bible and grow deeper in faith. Students also study and discuss David Mathis' book, How To Stay Christian in Seminary.

Community Life: Four hours each week, students spend time learning practical life skills (self-leadership, budgeting, time management, meal preparation, how to resolve interpersonal conflict, etc) and engaging in fun activities, designed to help them form strong relationships that are vital for spiritual growth and personal development.

Work Excellence: Thirty-five to forty hours a week students work in various departments to gain a wide variety of skills and experience, as well as develop a strong work ethic. Students learn to minister not just by proclaiming the gospel with their mouths, but also by living it out in how they work with all their strength out of love for the Lord. The three main areas students work are: maintenance, housekeeping, and dining room.


INTERNship

INTERNship is an opportunity for Young Adults (18-25) to spend 8 months in a dynamic service and personal development experience with MBC (Muskoka Bible Centre). During this time, participants will be challenged to constantly grow in their faith, work ethic and life skills, and in relationships with others. Their 8 month term will be focussed on learning the ins and outs of service at camps and conference centres, through serving in food services, housekeeping, maintenance, program and more.

The Intern experience is enhanced by a cross-cultural service experience, serving at Campamento Roblealto in Costa Rica each January. Participants should expect to be part of an energetic and passionate team that will integrate and work alongside with the leadership of MBC. Regular Bible studies, camp ministry exposure, a tight-knit community, and practical life skills development will highlight the Intern experience.