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Please note below the P.O. Box for mailing applications is 9576. The applications have the wrong P.O. Box number.  We are working on getting updated applications on the site.

FootSteps is an interdenominational weekend retreat program for teens in grades 9 through 12.  FootSteps helps teens of all faith backgrounds (or no background at all) to grow in their faith walk.  To this end, teens listen to talks, do group activities, engage in discussions, worship, sing, pray, eat, share, and make new friends.  

Teens on a FootSteps weekend come from a variety of backgrounds with different family, school, and faith experiences.  This diversity makes coming up with a single description of a FootSteps weekend difficult.  However, ask FootSteppers for their reflections on a weekend and terms such as “fun”, “exciting”, and “life-changing” are commonly heard.  Many teens that complete a FootSteps retreat come back as team members on subsequent weekends or participate in PrayerSteps (PS). PrayerSteps is open to FS alumni or college age students.  

Held three times per year, each FootSteps retreat begins on Friday evening and concludes on Sunday afternoon.  Weekend events are led by teens that have completed one or more previous FootSteps retreats.  A small group of adults supervises and helps as needed; however, much of the success of FootSteps results from the very deliberate decision to create a youth-led program.

If you would like additional information about the FootSteps program, please contact our Lay Director by email at . (Emails are not checked on a daily basis)

Who can attend FootSteps?

Teens are welcome to attend FootSteps weekends once they have entered 9th grade through the summer following high school graduation. Teens that are new to FootSteps are called Candidates.  Candidates may be sponsored by current FootSteppers, FS Alumni, Adults from Koinonia, Cursillo or other 4th day movements.

To sponsor a candidate, download the Candidate Application and send the completed application to the FootSteps Candidate Coordinator at P.O. Box 9576  Erie, PA 16505-8576.  Applications must be signed by the candidate, the candidate’s parent or guardian and the sponsor.

Events -

Dates for FS # 56

Team Application Deadline –             March 5th

Team Selection Meeting –                  March 8th

First Team Meeting –                          March 15th

Lock in –                                             March 26 – 27th

Set up –                                               April 8th

FS # 56 and PS Weekend                   April 9, 10 and 11th

<>FS # 56  and PS Reunion                    April 25th


Dates for FS # 57

Team Application Deadline –             June 14th

Team Selection Meeting –                  June 18th

First Team Meeting –                          June 30

Lock in –                                             July 16 and 17th

Set up -                                                July 29th

FS # 57 and PS weekend                    July 30, 31st and August 1st

FS # 57 nd PS Reunion                      August 15th


Dates for FS # 58 (tentative)

November 19, 20, 21st.


Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity. Until I come, devote yourselves to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. Do not neglect your gift, which was given to you through a prophetic message the body of elders laid their hands on you. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your  hearers.

I Timothy 4:12-16


Candidate Application Form

Completed forms are mailed to the Candidate Coordinator at:

P.O. Box 9576
Erie, Pennsylvania  16505-8575
Attention: Candidate Coordinator

Team Selection Process  FootSteps Team Application Form

Links to FootSteps information :

PrayerSteps  -  How Koinonians can Help  -  A Guide to Caritas  -  Weekend Schedule


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