Street Pastor Recruitment Window

To become a Street Pastor requires you to undertake an extensive training programme. Consequently we normally only actively recruit once a year.  As we currently have a full team of 50 Street Pastors we are not currently planning a recruitment and training programme in 2020.

    If you are considering applying in the future we recommend that you come out with the team one night as an observer.

    To book an observer shift, please contact Shirley Wormsley on [email protected].

    Application Criteria

    To become a Street Pastor you must be able to satisfy the following criteria that are set in conjunction with the Ascension Trust.

    • I am a Christian and have been attending a local church regularly for at least 12 months
    • My church leader endorses my application
    • I am over 18 years old at time of application
    • I will commit to attend all training sessions
    • I consent to undergo a DBS check
    • I commit to a minimum of 12 shifts a year


    Application Process

    The process will require you to submit an online application form that will need to be endorsed by your church leader and supported by two references.  Prior to inviting you for an interview we will expect you to have undertaken an observer shift and be able to reflect on your experience.  Following a successful interview you will expected to be available to complete the training programme.

    As part of the training programme you will be required to complete two supervised shifts to support you in your journey of becoming a Street Pastor.


    Upon recruitment you will be required to attend a series of comprehensive training sessions to help prepare you for your new role.  Training usually takes place on Friday evenings and all day Saturdays over 3 to 4 weekends.  Modules include:

    • Knowing Your Community
    • First Aid
    • Drugs & Alcohol
    • Roles & Responsibilities
    • Gospel & Street Pastors
    • Prayer
    • Safeguarding / Mental Health / Listening Skills
    • Homelessness / Police / CCTV


    Final Step

    Once you have completed training, you will be licenced by the Ascension Trust to be a Street Pastor and commissioned by an Ascension Trust Representative at Derby City Mission's Annual Celebration in September.

    Get in touch if you have any questions before you submit an application to become a Street Pastor.

    If you would like to submit an application then please follow the link below.

    Application Form

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