St. Paul Street Evangelization

Team Leader Roles and Responsibilities

St. Paul Street Evangelization team leaders make the commitment to follow these roles and responsibilities. These were developed to identify what is needed to build and sustain strong teams. Affirming these statements is part of the SPSE Team Leader Application.

SPSE Faith Life Commitments

The work of evangelization is always done in cooperation with the Holy Spirit and will be most effective if you are living as an intentional, faithful, and devoted Catholic. Please affirm the following statements:

Team Leader Roles and Responsibilities

The team leader is responsible for the overall leadership of the local SPSE team. Successful teams require a commitment from the team leader to build the team and schedule team evangelization outings. Please affirm the following statements:

See also the SPSE Code of Conduct

St. Paul Street Evangelization uses non-confrontational methods to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the streets. At SPSE we encourage all evangelists to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit and the divine appointments God places in their daily life. However, when representing St. Paul Street Evangelization in an official outing evangelists and teams must adhere to the following Code of Conduct. An official outing is any outing the team leader deems to be official which follows this Code of Conduct while employing the methods and practices of SPSE.

  • I will be a positive role model for volunteers, treating all members of the community with honor, dignity and respect
  • I will not evangelize as part of an official SPSE outing without at least 2 people present
  • I will not allow minors to participate in an official SPSE team outing unless it is conducted as an official parish or diocesan event or unless the minor’s parent is present and takes responsibility for the minor during the outing
  • I will not evangelize children without at least one of their parents or guardians present
  • I will conduct myself with Christian charity, cultivating peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control; while rejecting hatred, strife, anger, dissension, and factions (cf. Gal 5:20-23)
  • I will not engage in physical altercations
  • I will promote active assent to the teachings of the Catholic Church and not formally cooperate with groups promoting active or passive dissent from the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • I will cooperate with all legal and canonical authorities
  • I will not evangelize as part of an SPSE outing on private property without the express permission of the property owner or management
  • I will keep advocacy for political candidates, legislation, or other entities separate from my activities as part of an official SPSE outing
  • I will not give legal, medical, or professional advice while evangelizing
  • I will not use or possess alcohol and/or illicit drugs while evangelizing during an official SPSE team outing
  • Neither I, nor anyone on my team, will accept any money during evangelization outings. If someone wants to donate they can make a donation online or arrange another way to give
  • I understand that the times when I do not adhere to the above SPSE Code of Conduct while evangelizing, I am not representing SPSE in an official outing