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Scripture Course

A vital resource that encourages girls in their journey of faith and enables them to be better disciples of Jesus.

In 1893, Margaret Lyttle formed the Girls’ Brigade in Dublin with the aim being 'the extension of Christ’s Kingdom among girls.'  Over 130 years later our Aim has not changed.  Encouraging and discipling girls to seek, serve and follow Christ is very much at the core of what we strive to do.

To inspire and challenge our girls GBNI produces a new bespoke Scripture Course each year where the girls will study relevant topics and Bible passages appropriate to their age.  We encourage the girls to give us feedback on the course each year and we ask them to suggest topics they feel would benefit them in growing in their faith and living their day-to-day lives.  The Spiritual team prayerfully consider the girls’ suggestions and then develops a course.  Everything is done in-house and then we send it to professional printers.

For our Under 5s and Explorer section we produce stickers with accompanying activity books/sheets.  The Juniors are given a colourful puzzle book and the Seniors and Brigaders are provided with an age-appropriate journal.  All books come with easy-to-follow teaching notes so GB leaders can feel equipped and inspired to lead girls in learning more about God.  Each year over 14,000 girls in GBNI are reached with our Bible teaching resources.
Our prayer for the Scripture materials is that each girl regardless of her age, ability and background would be transformed by the truths they are learning from God’s Word.  It is our desire that those girls who do not know Jesus would be introduced to Him through the Bible class.  For those who are already on their faith journey, we would love our materials to inspire, challenge and equip them to go out into the world around them and seek, serve and follow Christ every day and everywhere.


Ordering the Course Materials

Details are announced in the GBNI Newsletter, April Edition and can be purchased by our Leaders via the GBNI Online Shop or by posting in the Scripture Order Form.  The deadline for orders is usually towards the end of May each year.  Please ensure if you wish to order the course that you do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  Orders are available for collection/courier from mid-August along with your Company's August Pack– this date is also announced in the GBNI Newsletter.

A small overstock of the various elements of the course is listed in the online shop from September onwards for companies who require a top-up order – for example perhaps you have more new members joined since your original order was placed. 


Scripture Course Overview 2024/2025


Theme: In Girls' Brigade We Believe

One of the greatest joys and privileges that we have in GB is the platform to share the Good News of the Scriptures with the girls in our companies.  For many years the Spiritual Team have worked on producing material that is appropriate for instructing on a deeper level, a level that introduces girls to the Christian faith.  This coming session will look at what sets us apart from the rest of the world in GB and that is our faith in God.  We pray that you will find this material to be useful in teaching your girls the fundamentals of our faith, in turn helping them to discover God and begin serving Him in their lives.

Within the Scripture Course, there will be teaching videos, craft ideas, music you can use, encouragement of creativity and questions for discussion.  There will be specific books for Under 5's, Explorers, Juniors, Seniors and Brigaders.  Below are the subjects that will be covered.  Every lesson can be broken down into smaller parts so that the Scripture can be taught over one week or two. 

  • Lesson 1 - We Believe that God is Real
  • Lesso 2 - We believe the world matters to God
  • Lesson 3 - We believe in Right and wrong
  • Lesson 4 - We believe that God gave us good rules
  • Lesson 5 - We believe that God has a plan for us
  • Lesson 6 -We believe in Jesus
  • Lesson 7 - We believe that we should live like Jesus
  • Lesson 8 - We believe that Jesus died and rose again
  • Lesson 9 - We believe that we should follow Jesus
  • Lesson 10 - We believe that God guides us

For those of you who like to do some background reading and preparation for the Scripture course over the summer, please click here for the teaching points and Bible passages that will be used in the 2024/25 Scripture course.

Any queries regarding the course, please email aaron@gbni.co.uk

Prayer Space in a Box

To inspire and encourage girls to spend time in God’s presence and to pray, GBNI has produced the ‘Prayer space in a box’ resource for our GB companies to hire and set up on their company night.  This is effectively a box which contains various prayer stations along with all the resources needed for leaders to create a custom prayer space.  They can be hired for a deposit of £10, with £5 being returned after use.  To book, please email aaron@gbni.co.uk

What leaders have to say:
'An amazing well thought out experience, the girls really calmed and settled for it.'

'Really well thought out and useful time for the girls and leaders!  Great for girls who struggle to pray and especially not having to pray out loud, could be private and more meaningful.'

What the girls had to say:
'I loved the prayer room as it allowed me to relax and forget about any worries and really helped me focus on God.'

'I thought the prayer stations were great!  They have helped me grow as a Christian.  It was a great night!'

'I have really enjoyed tonight as I have been able to stop, reflect and think which I feel gave me intimate time with God.'

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