Renew, Resource, Refocus
December 1st, 2023
Last weekend a number of us attended the NYMW a Christian youth work conference organised by Youthscape. It is a brilliant time away where you can refocus on God with lots of opportunities to worship ...
November 20th, 2023
We have had a fantastic week at Sir John Lawes, helping the whole school hear stories from some Asylum Seekers and begin to think about how they can help.Just before the summer, we had the opportunity...
Retreat to Advance
November 13th, 2023
Last week I had a wonderful opportunity to accompany the Katherine Warington year 7 students on their residential trip. With about 160 young people attending and 4 coaches to take them to the Manor Ad...
Walk through the Bible at Verulam
November 6th, 2023
Over the last couple of weeks, either side of half term, we have been teaching our Walk through the Bible lesson with Verulam’s Year 8 classes. The lesson involves a brief introduction to the Bible be...
Date Checking and Much More at the Care Centre
November 1st, 2023
One of my highlights from last half term was arranging for thirteen boys to come and visit the Care Centre at Vineyard. There were five from St Albans Boys School on one week as preparation for the co...
Haven at Vineyard
October 17th, 2023
Last week Step launched a Haven Course at Vineyard, this has been in the pipeline for a while now and it is so exciting to see it begin. Haven is a course that provides support for young people with ...
Words into Actions
October 9th, 2023
In July we presented sixth formers in Sir John Lawes school with a rare educational experience given by two asylum seekers in their school. The young men spoke about their reasons for leaving home and...
Immeasurably More... A Retreat at Loreto
October 2nd, 2023
It was with a little trepidation that I turned up at Loreto on Thursday last week for our first retreat of the new academic year. Now, I have been running these retreats for three years, so you would ...
Bravery in the Classroom
September 25th, 2023
I wonder if you remember the last time you shared with 30 of your peers your faith? Maybe you can join me in praying for more young people to be brave in the classroom as they share their faith with ...
Is God Real?
September 22nd, 2023
That is the question we were discussing today in Explore. Polly, (Children’s and Youth Minister at Holy Trinity), ran a fantastic session which started off with statements such as:Cat’s are better tha...
Riding Lights Visits St Albans
September 12th, 2023
Step is super excited to announce that we have invited Riding Light Theatre Company to St Albans Vineyard Church in a few weeks on Tuesday 3rd October to present its latest amazing performance ‘Inspir...
The Lion, The Witch and The Goodbye
July 21st, 2023
I started at Step as an intern, keenly aware of the struggle faced by teenagers as I was one myself. Serving alongside others who were seeking to share something of their faith and put it into practic...