People and Leadership
There are over 15,000 thousand women involved in the mission work of GB around the world. Mostly they are unpaid volunteers. They are women from local churches in the community who, like our founders, have passion and a calling to love and empower girls to discover their identity, gifts and potential.
We also have a number of employed team too, in different parts of the world. They support or help lead the work in individual countries or areas.
Countries have freedom to lead locally
Each country has a board or council that leads and governs the work of Girls’ Brigade in their area, and amazing women from all walks of life are appointed onto these teams to bring God focused wisdom to the steps we take in mission. They take the lead to ensure that Girls’ Brigade in that country is continually moving forward to see our vision fulfilled!
Networks and relationships are so important in GB, and we have organised ourselves into five Fellowships around the world to help us stay connected and supported. Each one has a team leader (Chairman), and together these five women form the International leadership team of The Girls’ Brigade (The President’s Committee)
The leadership team is called the President’s Committee simply because every four years the world-wide family of GB chooses an International leader to head up this important team – the International President.
The President’s Committee (IPC) communicates regularly to hear about and discuss GB’s development, ensuring that the vision of GB is being pursued by the various country teams. Because these group members lead the fellowships their awareness of GB needs, impact and opportunity is really valuable and relevant for more global discussions that take place at their formal gatherings
Generally, because of distance, the team gathers face to face once a year for this annual conference.
The President’s Committee is supported by GB international’s Administrator who is currently based in the UK. Members of the international team can be contacted by using the email firstname.lastname@example.org , by telephone +44 (0)1246 582322 or by writing to our registered office Registered Office: Girls’ Brigade Ministries, Cliff College, Calver, Hope Valley, S32 3XG, United Kingdom
GB’s International Conference
GB teams from around the world get together as a whole mission organization (every four years) at the International Conference of Girls’ Brigade (ICGB).
The conference is a really relational gathering, and networking, discussion, worship and learning together are priorities for this gathering of leaders.
GB’s International Council (GBIC) is convened during this conference, enabling delegates attending from the various country leadership teams to address any key international decisions needed for GB’s progress in mission around the world .
Each GB member country has a voice at the Council and may contribute to the agenda and the decision making process. ICGB is an important gathering for GB, not least as it is here that the International President is chosen and commissioned to lead us forward for the next four years.
The 2018 conference is being held in Zambia, Africa. As 2018 marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of Girls’ Brigade, the conference will be a place of real celebration and vision casting for the future.