Step forward is organised by a team of people who encourage and foster vocations in the north of England.
The Archbishop of York is our keynote speaker.
Well, we could say that all Christians have a calling from God, whether that is entering ordained ministry, or something entirely different! Step Forward is a day when you consider this question with “no strings attached”. Discerning God’s call for your life can be a very long process, and typically the people attending Step Forward will each be at a different stage along this journey.
Please see our stepping forward section for suggested resources which may be helpful to you as you consider your calling.
This is true for a number of people who attend Step Forward. Spending a day like this should help to clarify your thoughts and enable you to articulate your sense of God’s call.
Yes, you can contact a member of the vocations team from your diocese. Contacts details are provided for Durham, Leeds, Sheffield and York on our Contacts & Links page.
If you are from another diocese, your local diocesan website should provide details for your DDO. You can find links to all dioceses in England at http://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/dioceses.aspx
Step forward is specifically for people aged 18-30. If you are outside that age range then your local DDO will be able to suggest other ways of exploring your vocation.