Questions About Step

What is Step and does it stand for something?

Step is a charity made up of lots of different Christians from various local churches who want to serve their local secondary schools through lessons and various activities.

Step is a very loose acronym (see bold letters) and stands for the St Albans and Harpenden Christian Education Project. Not all the letters have a place but Step is much easier to say!

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What does the Step logo mean?

Our logo was designed by a student at YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Harpenden. They used our charity as a case study for their coursework and came up with this design, which we really liked so chose to adopt it as our logo.

The green and purple lines are sound waves. The green sound waves represents the Christian faith being shared by Step and the purple sound waves represent the stories of people in school (such as students or teachers). The point where the sound waves cross over is where there is a meaningful interaction or conversation.

Are you trying to convert people in schools?

As Christians, part of our faith is to share what we believe and all our staff and volunteers love hearing stories of when people decide they want to become a Christian and follow Jesus, as we do think it's the best thing for everyone.

However, we believe it is very important to let people make that choice for themselves and we would never pressurise people into any decision. We simply provide enough information for people to make their own choice and then offer ways for those that show an interest to explore that faith.

What do you do in schools?

Lots of things! We teach lessons in RE or PSHE; help run or support Christian Unions; run lunchtime groups; organise social action projects; organise retreat days; deliver assemblies and form times; run courses on topics like relationships and dealing with loss; link with local church youth groups and much, much more. 

You can find out more about the work we do by clicking here. If you want to know what is happening at your school, do get in touch with us.