The team of street pastors intend patrolling Lincoln from 10.00pm to 4.00am every Saturday and alternate Fridays. It's an interdenominational church response to urban problems, engaging with people on the streets to listen and offer advice and assistance.
To become a Street Pastor you need to be over 18, a church member and able to commit to a 12 session training course. The course includes counselling skills, drugs awareness, sociology, community knowledge, role and responsibility, conflict management and street safety.
Street Pastors work in groups of four walking the streets, talking with people and developing relationships with them.
The Rev Ian Brown, project coordinator said:
Christians in Lincoln have a genuine care for our city and want to see it as a safe place for people to enjoy. We hope that Street Pastors will provide a calming and reassuring presence on the city streets during busy periods of the night-time economy.
Sounds like it's worth a try...
what do you think?