To expand Step Up To Life into every country of the world and into as many languages as possible so that every believer will have this for a witnessing tool in an understandable language.
Since that time the tract has been translated into over 40 different languages. Currently it is used by many different denominations and Christian organizations. Step Up To Life may well be the only piece of gospel literature that teaches the evangelistic use of the Ten Commandments, an explanation and application of repentance and a saving faith that is based on the Lordship of Christ.
One of its core values is to enable people to see the difference between a conversion and a decision for Christ. This distinction has eternal consequences. The booklet has found its way into the following countries by different ministries and Christians: Romania, Canada, China, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Germany, Philippines, Macedonia, Italy and India.
Step Up To Life is a ministry administered and implemented by volunteers with all proceeds from the material going toward furthering its outreach.
ELMER H. MURDOCH BIO:
Born in Vermont, Pastor Murdoch was raised in Rhode
Island. After graduating from Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Seminary
in Massachusetts, he pastored churches in Massachusetts, Ohio and in Chicago,
Illinois, where he succeeded Dr. A. W. Tozer.
After 22 years of pastoral duties at Trinity, Pastor Murdoch gave himself to enlarging the use and spread of Step Up To Life, an evangelistic booklet he wrote. The booklet has been printed in over 40 languages. He also produced for the tract a companion teaching album with two videocassettes, Leader and Study Guides and Childrens editions in English and Spanish. Distribution locations for this tract have been established in Nepal, Norway, Indonesia, Nigeria and France. Step Up To Life is also used in the underground churches of China and North Korea. Other contacts continue to develop.
Step Up To Life Ministries is a non-profit, outreach program, with an all volunteer staff. All proceeds from the sale of materials are used to further the outreach. As Director of Step Up To Life Ministries, Pastor Murdoch writes, teaches and preaches at conferences and churches while giving direction to this growing and international ministry.