As our children progress along their faith journey, there are many constants that take place—Sunday School, Confirmation classes, devotions, worship, prayer, etc. that guide them along the way. In addition, there are several very important steps along the way that are key markers in their faith development. Our Stepping Stones Ministry intentionally observes these specific steps, recognizing their significance in a child’s faith life and offering the congregation, as a whole, the opportunity to celebrate with the child and family as these steps are taken. At each of these steps their child will receive a special pottery stone to mark the occasion. Families are encouraged to find a special container in which to keep these stones and keep it in a place where the child will see it every day as a reminder of where they have been, where they are going and to whom they belong.