Girls' Brigade Northern Ireland, GBNI

Start a Girls' Brigade in Your Church

Start a Girls' Brigade in Your Church

Relevant, Dynamic, Christ-centred Youth & Children's Ministry

Every local church is surrounded by communities of children and young people . . . many of whom may never hear the message about Jesus ... What a challenge!

Do you want to ...

  • Reach out to the community around your church?
  • Connect with local families?
  • Have lively, relevant and engaging Bible teaching programmes for 3 - 18 yr olds?
  • Enable girls in your community to discover Jesus?
  • Provide a place for girls to link life and faith?
  • Provide space to nurture your emerging leaders?
  • Gain a vibrant youth community in your church?

You make it your GB - a flexible model for your church vision!

The GB Company is very much an integral part of the local Church. GB should play a part in the overall youth and children's ministry work and outreach programme of your Church. A growing number of girls in GB come from families with no Church connection; GB offers local churches a wonderful opportunity for outreach. The Church leadership has ultimate responsibility for the operation of the GB in your Church and you should manage it in the same way as you manage any of your other youth groups.

Support and resources available to your church from GBNI

  • Prayer support through our network of prayer co-ordinators
  • Training and support for GB Officers and helpers
  • Network of support from volunteers within 15 regional Districts
  • Tailor made scripture resources:
    • new material annually,
    • relevant & meaningful Christian teaching for girls, and
    • non-exam resources for assessing understanding and application e.g. table quizzes, board games, personal journals.
  • Programme resources that are age-appropriate for each Section within the Company
  • Access to information and resources via the Girls' Brigade NI website
  • Supplies & resources from our online shop
  • Inter-Company and inter-District events and activities, including competitive and non-competitive events
  • Policies and guidance (e.g. anti-bullying, child protection, alcohol and other drug education)
  • Marketing and communication support:
    • Regular newsletters, E-news, Twitter / Facebook posts
    • GBNI website with free resource downloads,
    • PR in local and regional press & Church journals,
    • Publicity and recruitment material.

Child Protection

Girls' Brigade NI is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our members so that they can participate in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Please click here to see all of policies that are in place to keep all of our girls safe in GB.

Church responsibilities

GBNI works in partnership with Churches and Missions to help girls discover God. We are here to help you in your ministry among young people. Girls' Brigade is a resource that can be customised to suit your Church and local community. The leadership of your Church has ultimate responsibility for the operation of its GB Company.

The church has direct responsibility for:

  • Leadership and overall management - ensuring that the Company is operating in a manner that complies with the Church and GB aims and vision, ensuring legal responsibilities are met, management of Company finances, appointment of suitable leaders, and managing the leadership team of Captain, Officers, sub-officers and helpers.
  • Pastoral support - for the leadership team, children and young people; prayer support; encouraging and motivating leaders; dealing with sensitive issues; nurturing the spiritual health of the Company.
  • Premises - suitable for the number of children/young people taking part and the activities they will engage in.
  • Health and Safety - risk assessment of the premises where the Company meets and for the health and safety of those attending the Company.
  • Insurance - adequate insurance cover for the premises in addition to Leaders' and programme insurance provided by GBNI.


  • Ask us to come meet with you for an informal chat or arrange to come to GBHQ to find out more about us.
  • Book an information presentation evening for your church leadership.
  • GBNI will arrange training and support for new leaders.
  • GBNI will help you to promote and recruit leaders and girls for your new GB company.

Contact, T: 028 9454 8054

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The Girls’ Brigade Northern Ireland is registered as a company limited by guarantee in Northern Ireland No. NI058531, registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC100405 and recognised as a charity for tax purposes by HMRC Reference No. XR34309. VAT Registration No. 254684143.

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