Short-Term Experience in Ministry (STEM) Programme is the Fellowship of Christian Unions’ (FOCUS) Leadership development program. The running theme is “Developing Leaders, Transforming Lives”. It was launched in 1992 as a follow-up to the FOCUS missions’ conference dubbed Commission Conference, to give fresh graduates an opportunity to serve God in the Universities and Colleges, Church and Society on a short-term basis (one year). The program was started to meet three needs which FOCUS felt remain critical to Christianity in Kenya:
- The need for trained, mature Christian leaders to influence Church and Society.
- The need for more staff to disciple students on campus.
- The need to encourage Christian involvement in Society particularly in social issues.
In 25 years since the inception of the STEM program, over 500 graduates have gone through STEM-SM and STEM CD.
Read impact stories of STEM on http://focuskenya.org/stem-2016-17-magazine/