We all struggle with something. Often, we have thoughts or behaviors that prevent us from enjoying life to its fullest extent: low self-esteem, lack of confidence, fear, anger, control issues, boundary issues, and more. These are not only damaging to us as individuals, but they can often be difficult to talk about and seek help for.

STEPS provides a friendly and safe environment to address the challenges that life can throw, in a positive and affirming way. The 12-week course gives an opportunity to share, hear from others and learn new ways of thinking in order to overcome difficulties whilst surrounded by a supportive community.

Our next STEPS courses will run online or in person in September. If you’re interested in doing the course, we recommend that you attend one of our free Introduction Sessions on September 9th. Click below to sign up.

Online Session               RCRC Session


Who is the course for?

STEPS is for anyone who wants to work through an unhelpful thought or behavior pattern in their lives. The course is open to people of all faiths and none – so you don’t need to have a Christian faith to benefit from the 12-step process, although we do reflect on the principles using a biblical narrative.

How is the course structured?

STEPS is based on three tools: the films, the book and the group. Each week we will watch a short film in our own time (20-25 mins), prepare our reflections based on the questions in the book, and then come together as a group on zoom to share our thoughts confidentially. Everyone is invited to share, but no one is forced.

How much does it cost?

The Introduction Session is free, and if you decide to sign up for the course it costs $25 to buy the course book.

When is the course being run?

Both courses start on Thursday 16th September and run for 12 weeks. The online course meets at 1 PM with people from around the world. The course at Rochester CRC will meet at 7 PM.  Choose whichever time and format suits you best.

Will I have to share with strangers?

You can share as much or as little as you feel comfortable within the group. We have found that as the weeks go by, participants become more at ease and courageous in sharing their reflections. Your group will be guided by facilitators who ensure the group guidelines are kept: that no one gives advice, or comments on others’ reflections. It is simply a safe space to share.