STEP is a partnership between Lancaster Mennonite Conference and Eastern Mennonite University in Pennsylvania. STEP provides training for people who are licensed for pastoral ministry- or have been encouraged to consider pastoral ministry- who may not have college, Bible school, or seminary training. STEP combines spiritual and personal formation with content-based learning in Bible, theology, leadership, and ministry skills in a very practical way. The STEP curriculum is specifically designed for adult learners. Much of the in-class time is devoted to reflection on actual ministry experience based on the readings and the teaching content for the day.