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Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: www.ascensiontrust.org.uk Street Pastor Sunday Thank you for listening! Normally that’s what we do….

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1 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: Street Pastor Sunday Thank you for listening! Normally that’s what we do….

2 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: Our volunteers offer….

3 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: We are on duty… …Either as a street pastor or prayer pastor …Once a month (weekly if at a school) …Once we have done some training …In a team …Covered by prayer …with a vision to see our city loved, safe and ‘a good place to grow up in and a good place to grow old in’ – Zech 8:4,5 (The Message) …knowing 11,000 other street pastors are also making a difference!

4 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: When are we out and praying? City centre night time – weekends 10pm-4am City centre early evening – Sat 6pm-10pm Southampton University – monthly events Schools – some mornings, afternoon, events – usually 2.30pm – 4pm term time

5 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: What have we done? Since 2009 at night-time Given over 17,000 volunteer hours 3,283 pairs of flip-flops given out Helped & cared for 1,125 drunk people Calmed 413 aggressive situations Taken 434 official requests for help Collected 15,850 broken bottles and swept up broken glass 1,591 times

6 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: What have we done? Since February 2012 in youth & community (schools & early evening) : Over 1,100 volunteer hours Over 800 conversations with young people Been a positive presence over 145 times Over 88 road safety concerns at schools

7 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: Latest patrols St Mary St / Hoglands Park The universities We are helping to bring calm to St Mary Street…

8 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: What do we want to do? Our city is in trouble… Cuts in services, e.g. youth services School attendance is a big issue Fostering places needed – see Families for Forty Drinking / drug problems on the rise Welfare reforms - debt and hardship Housing issues Break down in communities…isolation...

9 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: How can we as church respond? We want to respond and be part of a solution What if we all gave a few hours a month to volunteer and/or pray? Just imagine… We can show the love of Jesus by practically caring and being present in our communities Together we can make a difference

10 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: How can we as church respond? Together we can make a difference…we all have a part to play… There are many city wide projects helping, loving and caring for our communities. (More info coming soon!) Street Pastors is one way – if it’s not for you perhaps think of supporting in a different way?

11 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: Our city needs our help – Street Pastors’ response… Millbrook last weekend  Street pastors are planning to put out a new patrol in October into Millbrook.

12 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: We need your help… …We need 32 people to pray and patrol once a month Fri or Sat 6-10pm

13 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: Our city has called the church… We have 3 schools on the waiting list wanting street pastors We have 2 new areas needing night time patrols We have 3 new areas needing youth & community patrols early evening Our current patrols need more people The police and council have asked for us!

14 Street Pastors is an initiative of Ascension Trust: What can you do? Rev Les Isaac, founder of street pastors has a vision that every Christian in the country will sign up at some time and give 2 years to street pastors! Volunteer as a street pastor Volunteer as a prayer pastor Be 1 of 100 / support us financially in any way Pray for us Support us in any way you can think of! Training starts in Sept! Come and join in…


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