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Stepping Forward Ministries brings the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the children of Romania. 

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What We Believe

Mission Statement

Through partnerships with Evangelical organizations, Stepping Forward provides opportunities for youth to understand their full potential and motivates them to reach it by challenging them physically and teaching them to rely on God.

Vision Statement

Our weekly ministry to children in government institutions in Romania focuses on inspiring them to see their potential in Christ and motivating them to reach that potential through personal relationships, physical fitness, and sports programs. Our weekly activities  include:

  • Building relationships
  • Consistent visits with the children
  • Birthday and holiday parties
  • Crafts
  • Physical education
  • Team sports
  • Group games
  • Meeting immediate health needs
  • Government requests for aide 

Our camp ministry to youth living in Romania focuses on giving the participants an opportunity to see their full potential and motivating them to step forward toward it. Our activities at camp combine physical and spiritual lessons including:

  • Biblical teaching
  • Music
  • Motivational games
  • Team sports
  • Adventure excursions
  • Personal devotions and reflection


Our ministry with volunteer staff focuses on building a team of dedicated ministry workers by giving them opportunities to grow personally and as a team. Our activities with our volunteer staff includes:        —

  • Devotional meetings
  • Prayer
  • Music
  • Team building activities
  • Retreats and conferences
  • Providing ministry opportunities resources

Our ministry with evangelical churches and organizations will focus on building the body of Christ through partnerships and opportunities for volunteer ministry. Our activities with the church include:

  • Hosting short-term mission teams to provide cross-cultural ministry opportunities
  • Church partnerships with local churches consistent with our mission statement
  • Opportunities for local church members to participate in volunteer ministry
  • Providing resources that enhance partner ministries consistent with our mission

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible is divinely inspired and without error. (2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe in one God existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

We believe that God the Father is eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, infinitely perfect and that in the beginning he created all things in the universe. (Genesis 1:1, Jeremiah 10:12, Psalm 18:30, Ephesians 1:3-14, Hebrews 4:13)

We believe that Jesus Christ was fully human and fully God, he was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified, died, was buried, and rose from the dead after 3 days. After his resurrection he ascended into heaven where he sits at the right hand of God. (Matthew 1:18-25, Romans 5:8, Philippians 2:6-11)

We believe that the Holy Spirit guides and directs mankind to be convicted of their sins, led to repentance and empowered to live godly lives of service to the glory of God. (John 16:7-15, Romans 8:26-27, 1 Corinthians 2:10-16)

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin is now lost and can obtain salvation only by accepting God’s free gift of grace through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 51:5, Romans 3:23-24)

We believe in the resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life in heaven. (Philippians 3:20-21, Revelation 20:11-15)

We believe the body of Christ transcends denomination and that all true believers are united together with Christ as the head. (Ephesians 4:4-16, 1 Corinthians 12:12-20, 1 Peter 3:8-9)