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Boys and Girls Brigade

Who We Are

Preamble


Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade is inter-denominational it seeks to work closely with Boys’ and Girls’ organizations locally and overseas. Motto for Boys: “Sure and Steadfast” Motto for Girls: “Seek, serve and follow Christ.”

OUR MOTTO

 Discipleship through discipline 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission is to train Officers who would see the implementation of both Boys and Girls Brigades Motto that states, Sure and Steadfast and Seek, Serve And follow Christ respectively. And more through the four (4) square program that involves the Spiritual, Physical, Education and Social as major activities.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to reach out to the young people teaching them the meaning of having a living relationship with God the creator, and make them contribute positively towards the community, the Church, and the world at large.

OUR MAIN OBJECTIVES 

  1.  To inform Children and the young people of our faith, our mission and our worship as Presbyterians.
  2. To take the challenge of empowering the young people to endeavor observe Christ-like life here on earth.
  3. To serve God through service to the young people, the Church and the country.
  4. To encourage the advancement of Christ's Kingdom among boys and girls by promoting positive behaviors and self-discipline among themselves.
  5. To appeal or attract Boys and Girls and holding them together in the church even during the most challenging moments in the church's life.
  6. To see to it that all boys and girls become full communicants while maintaining their Brigade’s membership.
  7. To encourage a good relationship between the members of the Brigade, the Church and the community we serve.
  8. To see to it that the four-sided Brigade training program (Spiritual, Physical, Educational and Social) is carried out quite effectively.

 OUR INSPIRATION

We trust God that there will be a continuous and an inspired committed team that is pursuing a vision, a mission and with objectives to help the young boys and girls.

it is through good moral, education, spiritual, and physical nourishment that our members aged between 5-18 would later become responsible people in the society.

It is also our sincere prayer that the Lord will be glorified through the work of the Brigade now and in the days to come, Amen.

 OUR MISSION

The principles and objectives of the Boys' and the Girls' are similar with those of Global Fellowship of Christian Youth (G.F.).

 Boys Brigade Mission

"The advancement of Christ's Kingdom among Boys' and the promotion of characters of obedience, reverence, discipline, self-respect and all that tends towards a true Christian Manliness".

 Girls' Brigade Aim

"Helping Girls to become followers of the Lord Jesus through self-control, reverence and through sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life."

 

 The Boys' Brigade Motto

Sure and Steadfast

 The Girls’ Brigade Motto

Seek, Serve and follow Christ

 

Law for the Girls' Brigade

A member of Girls' Brigade shall do her best to be Loyal to the Company and the Church, to be honest, truthful, kind and helpful, and to remember the Girls' Brigade motto as stated above.

 

Girls' Brigade Promise

I promise to do my best to keep the Girl's Brigade Law.

 PRINCIPLE

The Brigade acknowledges Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour according to the Scriptures, and seeks to Glorify God the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Brigade witnesses by the standard set by Jesus Christ for our salvation. The Brigade teaches positive thinking and attitudes when members face social evils and challenges. The Brigade also stand for a just society where all people are equally loved and recognized.

 MEMBERSHIP

The Brigade is open to all Boys and Girls who have attained the ages as classified below.

 For Boys

6 - 7 years: Anchor

9 - 11 years: Junior Section

12 - 14 years: Company Section

15 - 18 years: Senior Section

 

For Girls

 5 - 7 years: Explorers section

8 - 10 years: Junior Section

11 - 13 years: Company Section

14 - 18years: Pioneer Section

 

How to become an Officer of the PCEA Boys' and Girls' Brigade

 In order to be an officer, one must have fulfilled the following:

  1. He/she must be a full member of the PCEA Church.
  2. He/she must be of nineteen years of age and not more than 55 years.
  3. He/she must be approved for nomination by their local congregations or church sponsored institutions.
  4. He/she must be an active member of the Church.
  5. He/she must be willing to work with the elders, the Ministers and with other Church groups.

 His/her name shall be presented to the Session/Deacon Court and if there will no objection is raised after three announcements of his/her name at all preaching stations of the Parish/Deacon Court and the Nendeni Area only then shall the person be allowed to undertake the basic courses.

Current Officials

Elder Stephen Muhindi - Patron

Sir Kennedy Gicheru – Chairperson

Madam Gladys Mumbi- Secretary

Sir Patrick Mbugua – Treasurer

Madam Anne Kihiu – Vice Chairperson

Sir Peter Mbae – Vice Secretary

 

Captains

Boys Captain – Patrick Mbugua

Girls Captain – Catherine Mwaura

 

BRIGADE CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2020/2021

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

TIME

December

12.12.2020

Annual Christmas Party

SPA

11.00 am - 1.00 pm

January

Parish and District officials meeting

Church

From 12.00 noon

February - April

Badge work program and drills

Church

10.30 am - 12.00 noon every Sunday

 

April

Fun day

Church

Whole day

31st April - 1st May 2021

Officers’ retreat

 

Two days

May - June

Badge work

Program and drills

Church

10.30 am -12.00 noon every Sunday

August

Brigade week

Commissioning and enrolment

Church

1 week

Sunday service

September

Badge work

Program and drills

Church

10.30 am - 12.00 noon

Every Sunday