If you feel you are being led towards the Street Pastors ministry we encourage people to contact us and arrange coming out on an observation where you will spend half the night on the streets with the Street Pastors and the other half with the Prayer Pastors. People always find the experience rewarding and afterwards many make the decision to undertake our training. (Please also see our Joining and Training Criteria page)
We undertake about 45 hours of training over three long weekends (Friday evenings and all day Saturday & Sunday). Our next training is in the autumn over the following dates –
- 14th, 15th & 16th September 2018
- 28th, 29th & 30th September 2018
- 12th, 13th and 14th October 2018.
Our training to become a Street Pastor is demanding but we consistently receive positive feedback. Two examples of this from our most recent spring training are outlined below –
“I found the training was in-depth, encouraging, engaging and challenging. Throughout the training I felt moved, I also was encouraged by the other people on the training course. Meeting other Street Pastors and trainees and talking to them was a highlight for me, it’s awesome to be with people who love Jesus and want to serve.”
“I thought the training was pacey as there was a lot of ground to cover… I made some really strong bonds with people I had never met before from very different backgrounds. For me that’s a really strong indicator of the course being a success as that’s exactly what we need to do on patrol… Overall it was the most intense, challenging and rewarding training I have ever done.”