At the core of our program are 2 desires for girls: FRIENDSHIPS & FAITH.
Friends are critical to enjoying life. Often it is a friend who brings a girl to Girls’ Brigade and friendships are one of the main reason’s girls stay. We should aim for every girl to have at least one good friend in Girls’ Brigade.
Our Christian values and teaching are by far the number one reason why parents send their daughters to Girls’ Brigade. We aim for all girls to develop in their faith journey through their time in Girls’ Brigade, regardless of the length of time they are with us.
Our program material covers four themes: SELF; LIFE; PURPOSE; COMMUNITY.
Our themes help us ensure girls participate in a varied program that helps them develop in all aspects of their life:
|SELF||Understanding who they are & developing resilience. Exploring belonging, fellowship & connection.|
|LIFE||Developing skills for life & a sense of responsibility. Developing Godly character.|
|COMMUNITY||Learning how to be part of a community & relate to others. Developing a heart for God’s people and the world.|
|PURPOSE||Explore their talents, gifts and find their passion. Learning ways to draw close to God.|
Our themes have an origin in our aim:
To help girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and through self-control (SELF), reverence (COMMUNITY) and a sense of responsibility (LIFE) to find true enrichment of life (PURPOSE).
And are supported by scripture:
Matthew 6:9-13 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name (PURPOSE), your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven (COMMUNITY). Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors (LIFE). And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one (SELF).
Luke 2:52 And Jesus grew in wisdom (PURPOSE) and stature (SELF), and in favour with God (LIFE) and man (COMMUNITY).
All around our program are two more of our desires for girls – PARTICIPATION IN EXTRAORDINARY ACTIVITIES & MAKE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTIONS.
Extra-ordinary activities make Girls’ Brigade great. They are the most talked about activities when you ask girls what they like about Girls’ Brigade and are the reason many girls choose to stay with us just a little bit longer. We aim for girls to have these opportunities at least twice a year.
We want all girls to recognise the value serving others can bring to the lives of others as well as the value it has on one’s own well-being. We aim for girls to have these opportunities at least twice a year.