Summer Programs

The Summer Program is the largest facet of Stepping Stones, MBC's Youth Discipleship program. Summer Program involves more than 100 youth between the ages of 15-25, split into 4 enrollment levels — SIT, STAND, Frontline and CORE.

The Spiritual Formation component of the program requires students to attend instructor-lead teaching sessions, group Bible studies, complete personal assignments, and participate in discussion and spiritual disciplines. All sessions/activities are designed to promote a deeper understanding and relationship with God.

In the summer program Stepping Stones students will be able to apply for a wide variety of service opportunities: Food Services, Housekeeping, Maintenance, Children's Ministry, Skills Instructing, Youth Ministry and more. Some participants (depending on their enrollment level) receive an honorarium. Please read the 2017 Application Kit for more information.

 

Enrollment Levels

CORE Team (18+ yrs old)

This enrolment level is for those who desire to practice and continue to develop God-directed leadership. Learn, through study and experience, to be a disciple and to make disciples of Christ. This challenging program will test and develop its students in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Term — 17 weeks: May 7 - September 3, 2017

Details on honourariums and pay schedules are outlined in the 2017 Stepping Stones Application Kit.

Frontline (must be at least 17 by July 1, 2017)

This enrollment level puts students on the Frontline of active ministry. Frontliners play crucial roles in a variety of service areas, while balancing learning, Bible studies, fun and preparing to face the trials and opportunities of finishing high school. This experience is a great way to step forward in faith and serve Christ.

Term: Orientation Weekend (May 19-22) + 10 weeks: June 25 - September 3, 2017

Details on honourariums and pay schedules are outlined in the 2017 Stepping Stones Application Kit.

STAND (Servants Trained And Now Doing) (must be at least 16 by July 1, 2017)

Continue the adventure of service and training. The STAND enrollment level seeks to actively prepare youth for Leadership and Frontline roles, both at Muskoka Bible Centre and in the local church. Learn and develop skills, character, and servant leadership abilities.

Term: Orientation Weekend (May 19-22) + 10 weeks: June 25 - September 3, 2017

Details on honourariums and pay schedules are outlined in the 2017 Stepping Stones Application Kit.

SIT (Servants In Training) (must be at least 15 by July 1, 2017) Volunteer Level

An exciting mix of service and instructor-led curriculum. The SIT program wants each and every youth to gain a firm foundation on Christ and His Word. SITs will serve in a variety of areas, enjoy fellowship of new friends and grow in Christ under the direction of godly leaders; Impacting people of all ages for Christ, including themselves.

Term: Orientation Weekend (May 19-22) + 8 weeks: June 25 - August 19, 2017
Selected individuals will be invited to stay extra weeks.