How to become a street pastor
To become a Street Pastor you must be able to satisfy the following criteria that are set in conjunction with the Ascension Trust.
- You are a Christian
- You have been in church membership for over 1 year
- You attend a local church regularly and are committed to serving it and are submitted to its leadership
- You are fully supported in prayer and supervision by your sponsoring church. Your church leader must endorse your application
- You are over 18 years old at time of application.
- You commit to attend all training sessions and to follow all Ascension trust good practice guidelines.
- You complete a DBS check.
- You commit to a minimum of 12 shifts per annum
- You contribute £50 to the project annually to cover uniform and training costs.
- The sponsoring church makes a donation of £100 per street pastor per annum.
- You are available to work either Fridays or Saturdays.
- The hours of the shifts are 21.30 hrs to 04.00hrs
- You do not exceed 3 shifts per month.
- You commit to serving for a minimum of 2 years as a Street Pastor
- You do not smoke, drink, swear or use offensive language on duty or whilst wearing authorised Street Pastor uniforms.
- Racist, sexist, sectarian or homophobic behaviour will not be tolerated. The foundation of Street Pastors is unconditional love of all, no matter what people’s background or orientation.
- January - Recruitment promotion process starts
- February 19th - Taster Evening @ Littleover Methodist Church
- February / March - Observer Shifts
- March 19th - Interviews @ DCM Office
- March 26th - Application Decision
- April to June - Training Programme
- July/August - Supervised shifts
- September - Commissioning
If you would like to submit an application then please follow the link below.
Once the following training is completed, applicants are licenced by the Ascension Trust to be a Street Pastor. After completing the first four modules trainees will be required to undertake two supervised shifts prior to being commissioned as a fully fledged Street Pastor.
Knowing Your Community
Drugs & Alcohol
Roles & Responsibilities
Gospel & Street Pastors
Safeguarding / Mental Health / Listening Skills
Homelessness / Police / CCTV