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The Steps programs mixes fun with faith lessons for kids

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Posted on Mar 27, 2015

The Steps is a Christian-based youth program that gathers two days a week at their facility on the corner of West Pearl and Columbia in Union City, Ind. The program offers kids of all age groups a friendly place to gather and socialize, while learning about what the Bible teaches.
Each Wednesday the Wesley United Methodist Church in Union City, Ind. provides 60-80 meals for The Steps program.
According to Pastor Geoff Grow of the Wesley UM Church, The Steps started in Saratoga, Ind. before expanding to Union City.
“The vision of the program is to make Christ known to the community,” Grow told The Early Bird.
Along with several volunteers, the kids are entertained with various board, table and video games, music and snacks before doing devotions and enjoying live worship music. Though the program does not require the kids to belong to a church, the volunteer staff do make it a point to share their faith through interacting with the kids and welcoming guest speakers to deliver a testimony the kids can relate to.
“We really try to let the kids have control of most of what goes on,” Grow added. “This helps them develop leadership qualities they may not realize they had.”
According to Grow, approximately 75 percent of the graduates who attended The Steps program go on to be involved in some sort of leadership role in their careers or life in general.
The Steps is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All kids grades 2-12 are welcome and the program is always looking for volunteers.
To learn more about The Steps or how you can help, contact the Wesley United Methodist Church at 765-964-4792.
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