The Global Fellowship
Global Fellowship unites Christian youth organisations in over 60 countries around the world. The member organisations in their own countries provide a framework for fellowship and informal learning for thousands of children and young people.The Global Fellowship was founded as a charity in 1963 under the name of The World Conference of The Boys’ Brigade. Dating back to 1883 The Boys’ Brigade in the United Kingdom is the oldest member organisation. Brigade organisations around the world still make up the majority of the membership, but for many years the Fellowship has also been open to other Christian youth organisations.
The members of Global Fellowship are autonomous organisations for children and youth, operating in Churches of many different denominations in over 60 countries.
Global Fellowship is divided into 11 Regional Fellowships and each member organisation belongs to a Regional Fellowship in their part of the world. The European Fellowship is one of the 11 Regional Fellowships.
The regions organise a variety of joint activities for young people, leaders and staff members from the member organisations in the area. They will conduct exchange programmes, youth events, and fund raising activities. They will share information and resources, and they will invite foreign participation for their national activities.
An important task for the Regional Fellowships is the extension of the work into new areas or countries. Newly established sister organisations will receive prayer, manpower and financial support to the best of the ability of the Fellowship. The Fellowships will also invite and consider applications for membership from already existing Christian youth organisations.
Each Fellowship will have an annual regional council meeting, which will review the leadership and financial management as well as the activities of the Fellowship. Furthermore, the council will elect the Fellowship representatives for the Global Fellowship council.
Global Fellowship is funded through subscriptions from member organisations, grants and donations, from individuals, church groups, trust funds, and from other charitable bodies. We receive no government funding in any of the countries where we support work.
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