Step Forward 2020


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The next Step Forward event is to be held at Bishopthorpe Palace York, on Saturday 7 March 2020.

This is a day for anyone aged 18 to 30 considering ordained ministry in the Church of England. There will be time for worship, prayer and Bible study, an opportunity to find out what being ordained is really like – its highs and lows, space to look at your own experience and what God might be calling you to in the future as well as the chance to discover how the selection process and ordination training programmes work. 

The Archbishop of York said, “The invitation of Jesus Christ is ‘Come! Follow me’.  How you respond is up to you.  Perhaps God is calling you to ordained ministry in the Church of England where you can join in encouraging the whole people of God to preach the Kingdom in word and action. If you are aged between 18 and 30, the Step Forward day offers you an opportunity to explore this further.”  

Over 500 people aged 18 to 30 have attended Step Forward since it started over ten years ago.

For more information or to register visit the Step Forward website.

Serving God is one of the best things you can do with your life and there are many ways to carry out this calling. If you are a Christian aged between 18 and 30, might God be encouraging you to consider ordained ministry in the Church of England?

Archbishop Sentamu