Told from the perspective of volunteers from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Antigua, Stories from the Streets gives some background into the work of Street, Rail, Response, School and Prayer Pastors. This includes the organisation Street Pastors itself, but also issues concerning homelessness, safeguarding, suicide, safety on the streets, drugs and a Christian viewpoint of why Street Pastors do what they do.
The core of the book though is the Stories themselves. The human interactions of Street Pastors when they care, listen and help in a range of different scenarios and locations - on the Streets, at railway stations, after terrorist incidents and in Schools.
Whether you are a Street Pastor who wants to read up more about what is happening in other areas, someone who is thinking about becoming a Street Pastor or just keen to know more about what they do, or a member of the public who is interested and perhaps has been helped by Street Pastors, we hope you will find Stories from the Streets interesting, informative and enjoyable.
Below are the different chapters of the book to give you some more insight into the content of the book.
Chapter 1: The Story of the Good Samaritan
Chapter 2: Caring, Listening and Helping
Chapter 3: Diary of a Night Out: Two Ambulances
Chapter 4: Stories from Greater London
Chapter 5: Street Pastors and the Homeless
Chapter 6: A Desperate Call for Help
Chapter 7: Safeguarding
Chapter 8: Street Pastors in the North-East
Chapter 9: Stories from Northern Ireland
Chapter 10: Response, Rail and School Pastors
Chapter 11: Area Coordinators in England
Chapter 12: Area Coordinators in Scotland
Chapter 13: From the UK to Antigua
Chapter 14: On Patrol in Antigua
Chapter 15: Looking Back
Chapter 16: Safety on the Streets
Chapter 17: Prayer Pastors
Chapter 18: Responses, Awards and a Study
Chapter 19: The Story of the Loving Father