“Having a Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association at our Church has given us a whole new perspective on how we deliver children’s and youth work to not only our Church based kids, but also for reaching out to our wider community in Bradford. Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association provides us with a tool for delivering programmes and activities that are fun, challenging and rewarding for children and young people, as well as helping to develop young leaders for the sustainability of our BB Company”.
Adeyinka Adeyemi, Company Captain, 2nd Bradford BB Company, RCCG Chapel of his Glory Church.
The desire to see young people fully engaged in the things of God led us to explore a variety of opportunities, including Boys Brigade. Introductory session was an eye opener on presenting the gospel in a way that keep children coming back for more. Signing up was easy. Since May, the excitement in the different sessions continues to grow with children gaining new skills while discovering more about God. We are now reaching out to others in the community. Pastor Paul Solodemi – RCCG Jesus People Church – Dagenham
1st Hackney operates in a very deprived area which was at the centre of the riots in London back in 2012.
The BB was instigated by a vision from Bishop Brian Robinson, whose focus is for the Church to engage with the community, with special focus on an extensive estate directly in front of the Church.
With God’s help, we hope to maintain the close contact with the community and keep children from the community engaged, through the BB. New Testament Church of God – Hackney
The Leaders are reinforcing biblical and gospel truths to their children through the leaders. The BB sections are like discipleship groups where the children find out that they can have honest conversation and prayers with leaders. It’s also an avenue that the church is using to equip the young ones through training and activities such as the company group attending band training.
Pastor Mrs Esther Oludipe, New Covenant Church – Manchester
For a long time I had been thinking about how to make an impact on my local community and influence them. I came into contact with a friend who introduced me to The Boys’ Brigade. After meeting with the BB development worker and learning how the BB could help with this my church decided to partner with The BB in our outreach to the local community. Pastor Ayotunde Oluwamakinde – RCCG City of Goshen Church – Dagenham.