Newsletter

You can subscribe to our 60 seconds monthly newsletter which gives you a quick read on whats going on. Enter your email below to continue:

Our Facebook

Busy few days coming up. Training Workshop in Kampala for East African organisations and the organisations in Central and Southern Africa are meeting at two venues (Ndola and Cape Town) to look at strategy and support. The prayers of the wider family for successful outcomes welcomed. ...

View on Facebook

Global Fellowship of Christian Youth shared The Boys' Brigade UK & RoI's video. ...

Today we're proud to be celebrating 134 years of working with children & young people!!! #bb134 #faithinyoungpeople #boysbrigade

View on Facebook

Happy Birthday to The Boys' Brigade, 134 years old today.We look back with thanks for all that has been achieved and look forward with confidence as we continue to advance Christ's Kingdom throughout the world. ...

View on Facebook

History

Global Fellowship was formed in 1963 to provide a meeting point for Boys’ Brigade organisations around the world and to establish each national organisation as autonomous, rather than following instructions from the UK.

Our first member was established over 120 years ago by Sir William Alexander Smith with the establishment of The Boys’ Brigade in the United Kingdom (BBUK). In 1963 the international department of BBUK was replaced by The World Conference of Boys’ Brigade.

The objective of the new entity was to ensure that ownership and the decisions of BB were shared internationally, rather than under the jurisdiction of the UK alone. In 2002 the World Conference underwent a name change and became known as the Global Fellowship (GF) of Christian Youth. This change was to acknowledge the growing and diverse nature of youth organisations who desire to partner with us. While some work exclusively with boys and young men, others welcome boys, girls, teenagers and young adults from the age of 5 to 25 years.

Along with the name change in 2002, GF began a formal affiliation with the World Council of Churches. This relationship affirms that our primary partnership is with the Christian church

© 2015 Material may be reproduced from this website with previous permission. Global Fellowship of Christian Youth is a registered charity in England and Wales number 275036.
Global Fellowship, Felden Lodge, Felden Lane, Hemel Hempstead HP3 0BL, UK