Step Forward Programme 2020

During the day we will explore what it means to be called by God, what it means to be called to serve in the Church of England today and in the future, and the range of different callings and ministries within God’s Church.

We will also spend time looking at how to discern and who can help in the discernment process, and of course, there will be time to be silent, time to talk, and time to pray and worship!


Morning Session

10:30   Arrivals, tea and coffee

11:00    ‘Calling’

Welcome and Opening Worship

11:30     ‘Discerning’

We hear from people in various forms of ministry about how they discerned God’s call.

12:15     We have the chance to meet with and to hear about the process of discernment and selection from DDOs.

13:00     Lunch

Afternoon Session

13:45     ‘Forming’

The principals of our local theological and ministerial training colleges talk about the importance of formation in training.

14:30     ‘Serving’

We hear stories from people in different ministries about what it is like to serve in diverse contexts, about what inspires and challenges them.

15:30-16.00    Final Worship

Saturday 7th March 2020

11.00am to 4.00pm

Bishopthorpe Palace, York, England YO23 2GE