The Stepping Stone Mission, Inc. started in July of 2009 in response to God's call to serve the homeless. We are servants of our Lord Jesus Christ operating through a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Stepping Stone is a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
Our mission is to share the good news of Jesus Christ's mercy and grace for us sinners with our brothers and sisters experiencing homelessness. We provide our brothers and sisters with food and basic necessities, and help along the way toward rehabilitation, the healing of one's life, and stability.
Our vision is to be a caring, loving, growing community of Christians who preach the Gospel, teach God’s Word and extend the compassion of Christ to our homeless brothers and sisters in Atlanta so that they can be identified, built up and unified in the Body of Christ.
Using words from the Apostles' Creed:
We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
With volunteers from Christian churches in the Atlanta area, we are ambassadors for Jesus in connecting the homeless with Him. This outreach provides our brothers and sisters with a community set apart from the streets, centered in Christ, and designed for spiritual transformation, so that God's love will unite us, His children, across social barriers as we grow together into the fullness of Christ.
Through the grace of God, we serve in the following ways:
1. We reach out to our homeless brothers and sisters in downtown Atlanta with straight-forward Gospel preaching and teaching from the Word of God, worship, food and Christian care.
2. We disciple a core group of homeless leaders from those who respond to the Gospel through our outreach. We provide these leaders with leadership training, equipping them for evangelism, outreach and small group leadership among the homeless population of Atlanta.
3. We provide opportunities for our brothers and sisters to join us in worship and praise services to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and in fellowship opportunities with other brothers and sisters in Christ.
Praise the Lord, with the power of the Holy Spirit, several of God's lost children have come home to Him through this ministry as their vessel. God is working to spiritually transform the lives of those we serve, including 32 souls who have been baptized into Christ and thousands of others who have heard the Gospel proclaimed!