The foundation and Object of the Brigade are based on something far higher than just normal standards of living. Every Company is part of a Church, which appoints as Officers practising Christians, whose aim in working in the B.B. is for each Boy to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and for them to enjoy the fellowship and support that comes out of being a member in a Church. For many Boys joining the Movement, this will be unfamiliar.
Each Officer believes that for them and for you to get the most out of life involves being a committed follower and friend of Jesus. God loves, cares and wants the best for you. He wants you to know Him.
Here are four things that will help you in life:
Pray every day. Praying is just talking and listening to God. Just like it’s good to talk to and listen to your friends, you’ll enjoy and develop your friendship with God more if you pray to Him. You can ask for help with daily living, for Him to forgive you for the things you do wrong, help for others like friends and family, or to thank Him for what He does for you. If you are unsure how to pray, ask your Officers.
Read the Bible regularly. The Christian faith is based on the Bible. If you don’t have a Bible or you can’t understand the version you have, talk to your Officers about it. Different Bibles suit different people. You can also get ‘help’ notes that explain more about what the Bible means. Again talk to your Officers about that if you wish.
Spend time with other Christians Friends should be about building each other up and seeking the same sort of things out of life. It’s encouraging when you spend time with other Christians who are seeking to know God better and to live life the way He intended us to. Attend Church regularly. The worship may at first be difficult to understand and appreciate, but with persistence, you will find it to be real and helpful to your spiritual life.
Have faith in God and yourself. God will be with you always and will support you. Knowing Jesus and having Him in your life allows you to enjoy life to the full. If you want to know more about becoming a Christian, or getting more out of your life as a Christian, talk to your Officers. Your life will never be the same again.