“Recognising and responding to God’s presence in every aspect of our lives and, as church members, helping each other to do that.”

The United Reformed Church and Wessex Synod have a number of ways in which they can support your discipleship through a range of funds and resources. All of which you can read about and access below.

URC Discipleship Development Fund
Small Grants of up to £200 are available for individuals.

To encourage and support individuals within the United Reformed Church engage with a journey of deepening personal discipleship.
Individuals can apply for help with the cost of attending approved discipleship course, activities or retreats offered by others.
Congregations can apply for help with the cost of buying in a speaker or other resources to facilitate in-house schemes.
Small Grants Publicity Flier Download
Small Grants Application Form Download

Large Grants from the Discipleship Development Fund

Aim: ‘Supporting people as they put faith into action, learn about God, deepen their faith, and explore their calling.’
Around £5,000 per award per year is available to recognised groups within the URC which can apply to the Discipleship Development Fund: Large Grant.
Large Grants Application Form Download

Large Grants Check List Download


Stepwise is the new intergenerational United Reformed Church discipleship development programme. It is for people of all ages and backgrounds. Stepwise is an integral part of Walking the Way – living the life of Jesus today, the United Reformed Church’s focus on whole-life discipleship and mission.

How does Stepwise work? – short film (5 minutes) ‘A Taste of Stepwise’

Here is an update from the Synod Stepwise Advocacy Group in the form of an article which can be used in church newsletters:
Stepwise article for church newsletters Nov-2021 Download

Want more information about Stepwise in Wessex Synod? Stepwise Leaflet Download

Stepwise Participant Forms
Please download and complete the form if you want to sign up to attend a group.
Faith Filled Life: Participant form PDF – Participant form Word
Faith Filled Worship: Participant form PDFParticipant form Word


Synod Volunteer Recruitment Form – for those who are interested in being a Stepwise Facilitator.
Stepwise Facilitator Role Description
Stepwise Facilitator Volunteer application form

Holy Habits Resources

Produced by Revd Ruth Dillon

These resources were generated locally and are available to use in your local setting.

The materials were created for all age worship services and each section includes a leaflet with background information and discussion starters, an order of service and a powerpoint.

Please feel free to use all or part of the resources.