San Francisco Night Ministry

Night Ministry provides pastoral care, referrals and crisis intervention every night of the year between the hours of 10:00 pm and 4:00 am through a Crisis Telephone Line and Night Ministers who literally walk the streets of San Francisco. In addition we have a number of additional programs and partnerships: two outdoor worship services, a community bible study, an outreach to the LGBTQ communities, a wellness program, a collaboration with San Francisco General Hospital, and a CPE program, for example.

Night Ministry would offer the opportunity for students to experience many of these aspects of our ministry.

Specifically, we would train each student to serve as a Crisis Line Counselor. In addition, each student would walk with Night Ministers on their rounds, participate in our two Open Cathedrals (weekly outdoor worship services), participate in our Tuesday Night Gatherings (Bible Study), and other events as they are available.

Students would be invited to participate in our continuing education events, Governing Board meetings, staff meetings, and other programs and events as they are available.

Time will also be spent getting to know many of our 45 counselors, 16 staff members, and others who are associated with Night Ministry. Information about administration, not-for-profit organizations, fundraising, and other practical matters can also be accesses.

Students will be encouraged to develop a special project.

Please note that our nighttime hours are really 10:00 pm to 4:00 am. Occasionally, on the nights you serve, you may leave earlier than 2:00 am, but on the nights you are on the phone, you must stay until 2:00 am. Rides can be offered to BART or the bus stop at 2:00 am if needed. Also note that many other events (trainings, Open Cathedral - Mission, Tuesday Gatherings, etc.) are evenings, and that Open Cathedral - Civic Center is Sunday afternoon.

Night Ministry is non-denominational. Our staff comes from a wide variety of Christian and interfaith traditions.

Car Required: No
Monthly Stipend: $50.00

1031 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109


Lyle J Beckman, Director