Street Pastors – Showing Gods Love To Society
About Street Pastors
Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue.
It was pioneered in London in January 2003 by Rev Les Isaac, Director of the Ascension Trust, and has seen some remarkable results, including drops in crime in areas where teams have been working. There are now some 12,000 trained volunteers in around 250 teams around the United Kingdom.
What They Do
Almost all volunteers are Christians, with one goal, to show God’s love in practical ways. They work closely with the police and bars & clubs to help reduce crime and support drunken people. They operate late at night (from around 11pm till sometimes 6am) patrolling the areas of cities and towns around the bars and clubs.
A Social Answer
Social disorder tends to be higher when alcohol is involved, so the charity seeks to come alongside people and provide a friendly support. Rather than police arresting people for getting into fights, they look to provide another option. Taking people to one side and talking to them about their problems, concerns or relationship break downs.
The police welcome the support from this Christian community as it frees up resources to prevent other area of crime and public disorder.
Status Of Street Pastors
Street Pastors is a Christian charity
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is happy to know about this fantastic initiative. It is spear headed by the Ascension Trust
, which trains the pastors on the street, in the Safe Hub’s and the prayer teams that support the work on Friday & Saturday nights.
Showing God’s love in a practical way will hopefully improve our society. Christians from all backgrounds support this cause showing the UK society that the only answer to the problems we face is in Jesus.
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