Mission & Vision

Our Mission:

To equip people in the name of Christ to serve inner-city children through intentional relationships

Our Vision:

Believers serve Jesus Christ by investing their lives in children living in poverty in Central Arkansas. These believers will grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ as they engage in the lives of children. The children will be influenced by their mentors to strengthen their faith, establish traditional family values, and live a life of hope in Christ alone that honors God.

Why We Are Unique!

* We are a partnership of multiple churches who are united with the common purpose of serving inner-city children.
* We equip mentors to mentor at-risk school age children and youth in Pulaski County. Therefore, it is a mobilization of the body of Christ to do ministry instead of a small staff doing ministry.
* We help establish long-term, committed relationships with mentors and students.
* We provide structure to mentoring, so volunteers aren’t out on their own trying to figure things out.
* We work in both in-school and after-school environments.
* We work with children K-12 and beyond.

STEP Volunteers are saying:

It was a real delight to see the children grow in the Lord. I rarely drove home after STEP when I wasn’t filled with hope for these kids.
-Rosie

One of life’s pleasures is watching a child’s eyes light up when learning a new concept or skill. The STEP Ministry enables me to see this happen on a continual basis, along with the thrill of seeing a child learn to walk with the Lord and find a new life. What a privilege.
-Carole

Through the STEP Ministry, God has blessed me beyond anything I ever imagined. He has given me two precious brothers who love Jesus. It has been a privilege to watch them grow and mature in the Lord over the years. We will be close friends for the rest of our lives and throughout eternity.
-Ron

I came to be a blessing to a child and through my relationship I found I was a being blessed.
-Glen