Milo’s StEP Program Teaches Servant Leadership

Milo’s StEP Program Teaches Servant Leadership They are everywhere on campus—being role models at the elementary school, leading out in small groups, tutoring in the student center, and teaching the freshman Bible class. They are participants in Milo’s Student Esteem Program (StEP), a servant leadership program that instills in students the desire to serve as a way to lead their peers to Jesus. The five steps to becoming servant leaders form the foundation of the StEP mission statement: “Our ministry exists to lead by Serving our peers through the Training of disciples so that we can Experience being Jesus to them. By Proclaiming Jesus’ name through servant leadership we will Sow the seeds that will lead our friends to build a relationship with the Master.” To be a disciple of Christ means to “be Jesus” to others with unconditional love. This goal is met on the Milo campus through real life experiences, which include leading small groups (CanOpeners), peer mediation, peer tutoring, mentoring elementary students (Shadows), freshmen mentoring, and stress reliever programs like J.A.M. (Jesus and Me). Sarah Sexton, a senior from Gresham, Ore., helps with the tutoring program. She says, “It is very encouraging to watch the students improve their study skills and fun to see how excited they get when their grades go up.” Other seniors, like Justin Woods from Roseburg, Ore., are excited about teaching the freshman Bible class on Friday mornings. He says, “Freshman mentoring is an awesome program. We get to hang out with the freshmen while having an active influence in their lives.” Stephanie Johnson, Milo's StEP program trainer and consultant, says, “To answer the call of ‘Who will be Jesus?’ each day is the ultimate goal of StEP. Commitment to servant leadership, hopefully, will keep Milo graduates walking step by step with Jesus for the rest of their lives.”

Milo’s StEP Program

Teaches Servant Leadership

They are everywhere on campus—being role models at the elementary school, leading out in small groups, tutoring in the student center, and teaching the freshman Bible class. They are participants in Milo’s Student Esteem Program (StEP), a servant leadership program that instills in students the desire to serve as a way to lead their peers to Jesus.

The five steps to becoming servant leaders form the foundation of the StEP mission statement: “Our ministry exists to lead by Serving our peers through the Training of disciples so that we can Experience being Jesus to them. By Proclaiming Jesus’ name through servant leadership we will Sow the seeds that will lead our friends to build a relationship with the Master.”

To be a disciple of Christ means to “be Jesus” to others with unconditional love. This goal is met on the Milo campus through real life experiences, which include leading small groups (CanOpeners), peer mediation, peer tutoring, mentoring elementary students (Shadows), freshmen mentoring, and stress reliever programs like J.A.M. (Jesus and Me).

Sarah Sexton, a senior from Gresham, Ore., helps with the tutoring program. She says, “It is very encouraging to watch the students improve their study skills and fun to see how excited they get when their grades go up.” Other seniors, like Justin Woods from Roseburg, Ore., are excited about teaching the freshman Bible class on Friday mornings. He says, “Freshman mentoring is an awesome program. We get to hang out with the freshmen while having an active influence in their lives.”

Stephanie Johnson, Milo's StEP program trainer and consultant, says, “To answer the call of ‘Who will be Jesus?’ each day is the ultimate goal of StEP. Commitment to servant leadership, hopefully, will keep Milo graduates walking step by step with Jesus for the rest of their lives.”

January 01, 2006 / Oregon Conference
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