There are a number of ways that churches can support the work of Step. Here are just a few!
The lifeblood of Step are our volunteers so if there are people in your church who would like to join the Step team. We have volunteers who are church leaders, youth workers or members of the congregation. Please do direct anyone who has a passion for young people and would have the time to serve their schools to us. More information about volunteering can be found here
ORGANISE A STEP VISIT
The best way for us to communicate our work to your church is for us to come and visit. More information on what that would entail can be found on our Booking a Step visit page
Distribute our quarterly Prayer UPDATES and other promotional material
Every 3 months we produce a Quarterly Prayer Update and send them to local churches via their leaders or their Step Rep. We also have other promotional material. These can be displayed in your church for members of the congregation to use or given out with your news sheet if you have one. If you need more of anything please don't hesitate to contact us.
Signing up to updates
Every month we produce a newsletter, which we send by email and every week we send our Prayer Calendar sharing all our bookings. It would be great if church leaders are signed up to these and the congregation made aware of this being a way of keeping up to date with our work. You can sign up to these here.
Financially Supporting Us
Churches can support us financially through one-off gifts or a regular standing order. See our donations page to see the various ways to do this.
Step Reps are members of the congregation whose role is to ensure their church are aware of Step and kept up to date. If your church doesn't already have one, this can be a great way of taking the burden off church leaders. For more information on Step Reps, click here.
Attending Step Events
We have 3 Prayer Evenings a year (one a term) and an End of Year Celebration in July. We may also have fundraisers and other events organised throughout the year. It would be great to have as many people supporting Step by attending these events. You can see the dates in our Events Page.
HOST A PRAYER EVENING OR FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR STEP
Our 3 Prayer Evenings are normally hosted by different churches (organising refreshments and setting up/down the venue). If you would like to be one of the hosts, please do let us know. You may also want to organise a separate Prayer Evening for your church. If you do, please let us know and we'll be more than happy to attend. You may also want to organise, as a church, a fundraising event on behalf of Step. For example, we have had Harvest Meals and Quiz Nights organised by local churches with the proceeds going to Step.
Put an article about Step in your newsletter
If you would like an article to put in your newsletter, please do contact us and we will be very happy to write one for you.