Stepping Stone Christian Education believes wisdom, knowledge, and understanding come through the Word of God. We believe there is a time of calling, preparation, and sending; and we believe a person's preparation for ministry will determine his ability to SERVE effectively in his calling. SSCE is an Apostolic educational biblical School committed to educating and training Christian men and women to serve with excellence in their fields of Christian services, such as Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, Licensed Ministers, Ordained Elders, Missionaries, Organizational Leaders, Biblical Educators, Biblical Counselors, Administrators, Managers, and other Christian workers and all born-again believers.
SSCE is offering long-distance and local learning courses and all programs are completed through home study.
To execute an effective 21st Christian ministry one must equipped and trained for service. SSCE programs will take you steadfastly through the Holy Scriptures and other biblical, theological, and ministerial subjects essential for ministry. SSCE will help to develop you for effective full-time Christian ministry.
The decision to attend Stepping Stone Christian Education is a step into an oasis of opportunity. Distinct in its blend of tradition and innovation, SSCE is building the lives of its students to impact the world for Christ through the various professions, ministries, and businesses to which God has called them. We invite you to be a part of a wonderful opportunity.
History of SSCE
The response to this call has been born and nurtured by prayers first in 2015 by Dr. Apostle Asia Turner who founded the Stepping Stone Christian Education College and has also written the entire curriculum for the institution which will be included in the studies for the school. SSCE opened modestly in 2019 under the satellite of Touch of Love School of Theology in Montgomery, AL. Stepping Stone Christian Education is a non-governmental body and makes no claim to be connected with the government.
SSCE is a non-profit Christian Education graduate institution of Higher learning where students can obtain a certificate, diploma, ministry license, ordination, degree or continued education in ministerial studies and training in Christian education courses. Our doctrinal position at SSCE is Apostolic.
About Our Programs
SSCE degree programs are not designed to meet any local, state or national license requirement. If you are seeking a degree to be licensed by a local, state or national agency, please check with the appropriate licensing agency for the acceptance of our degree, or for employment, please check with your employer for the acceptance of our degree before enrollment in our program. Our purpose is to train born-again Christian men and women for the work of the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. SSCE is a Apostolic Educational School.
A secularly recognized accreditation is not necessary for the religious vocations we are training people in, which include: Biblical Studies, Christian Counseling, Theology and Ministry.
If you are pursuing education at SSCE with the intent of obtaining licensing, employment that may require secular accreditation, you should check with that organization BEFORE applying for enrollment in SSCE. SSCE assumes no responsibility or liability of any kind in these situations.
Generally, people working in ministry positions do not need a government-accredited degree. In fact, many churches and organizations take a stand against the Church voluntarily placing itself under government regulations. Individuals seeking employment in government-licensed positions such as public school teachers, state-licensed psychologists or psychiatrists, and non-church-related counselors definitely need government-recognized accredited secular degrees.
Separation of Church and State
There is secular education and there is religious education.
Religious institutions need no secular accreditation because they offer no secular degrees.
Civil and religious interests are different and have separate realms of jurisdiction.
The State is not superior to the Church. The Church need not depend upon approval from the secular world.
Civil agencies should not be dictating standards of Christian education, any more than a police officer should be directing the worship of God.
What business does a Christian educator have going to the world of unbelievers for recognition and acknowledgement when 2 Corinthians 6:14 clearly tells us, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?”
A Christian educational institution securing accreditation from an association which is attached to a governmental agency is a Scripturally condemned and unholy alliance as James 4:4 says, “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?”
Why not become accredited by the Department of Education?
The government’s Department of Education is not qualified to accredit a Bible School, because the DOE is secular, and a Bible or Christian School is spiritual thus our standards are not secular and cannot be judged by secular standards!
As we find in 1 Corinthians 2:14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” Therefore, no secular state agency can determine if a spiritually directed learning institution is meeting the mandates of the Bible!
Stepping Stone Christian Education Theology (SSCE) is not accredited, and has no plans to pursue any type of secular accreditation for the following particular reasons:
(1) to keep our expenses low, enabling SSCE to maintain its very low-cost tuition rates – pursuit of secular accreditation would require a dramatic increase in costs passed on to the student;
(2) to maintain doctrinal autonomy, and
(3) to ensure theological and philosophical consistency with the doctrinal statement and mission of SSCE. Pursuit of accreditation would make this increasingly difficult.
Finally, we believe the quality of our programs is evident, and SSCE graduates will be distinguished by their maturity, understanding, and skill in exegetical and expositional disciplines. We believe our programs are of the highest quality, and we are committed to continuous improvement in the academic realm, and therefore we believe that prospective students or any students transferring from other institutions will be impressed by the academic standards of Stepping Stone Christian Education.
SSCE admits students of any race, national or ethnic origin, color, birth gender, age or handicap to all rights, benefits, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. SSCE does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, birth gender, age or handicap in administration of it educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other administered programs.
Minimum Age for admission into SSCE is 17 unless official exemption has been granted.