"Helping people know

and follow Jesus together."

Children's Ministry

Boys Brigade

Our program for boys in 3rd - 6th Grades is called Stockade and takes place at South Campus (across the road from main building) on Wednesday evenings. One word describes Stockade: excitement. One word describes junior-aged boys: energy. Together, they make a winning weekly program for boys and the men who are their leaders.

The basic unit within Stockade is the Post. A post normally consists of four to eight boys and is led by at least one man, called a Ranger. Posts have names such as Hawk, Fox, Bear, Raptor, and Panther. In the Post, the Ranger and the boys meet together, have fun together and learn together.

Boys in 3rd and 4th grade are called Builders, boys in 5th and 6th grade are called Sentinels. Builders and Sentinels have achievement activity books appropriate for their age.
A Christian Ministry to Boys
Our primary goal in ministry to boys is reaching them with the Gospel and building them to serve Christ. God's goal for a boy is that he become a mature Christian man (Colossians 1:28) and, ultimately, a disciple-a person who can lead others to Christ and into Christian maturity (2 Timothy 2:2).
Boys Brigade Pile
Our Rangers try to:

• Guide boys to the Lord
• Guide boys to the Word
• Guide boys to Christian maturity
• Guide boys to the Church

Brigade Distinctives
While Christian Service Brigade has much in common with other boys' organizations, it also has certain distinct features.

One unique factor is the five purposes of Brigade programs as follows:
• Provide men a context in which they can make friends of boys and disciple them for Christ.
• Help boys develop a positive concept of Christian masculinity.
• Provide the church with a dynamic means of outreach and evangelism to boys and their families.
• Strengthen boys' relationship to our church.
• Offer boys the opportunity for leadership training and experience.

Key Elements
The key elements of our Brigade program are a reflection of Luke 2:52.

• Achievement
• Service
• Bible Learning
• Physical Action

Our Wednesday Evening Meeting Program
6:30 Games & Challenges in the gym
6:50 Build the Stockade Prayer & Flag Ceremony
6:55 Stockade Honors
7:00 Story Time in Story Circle Room
7:30 Post Meeting in Post Rooms

Stockade Activity Calendar: 

Annual Operation Christmas Child Box Packing (2nd Wednesday in November) 
Annual Stockade Forum (1st or 2nd Wednesday in December) 
Annual Pinewood Derby Race (1st Saturday in March) 
Annual Father & Son Fishing Retreat (1st weekend in June) 

Camp Hickory Hill

Camp Hickory Hill in Varysburg NY is our official Boys Brigade Camp. Hickory Hill offers many programs in support of Brigade Units all over Western NY and Northern PA.
For more information consult the Hickory Hill website:


For information on summer camp programs and a free 50th Anniversary Commemorative Brochure contact Brigade Chairman Dick McIntosh 434-5886.

Christian Service Brigade Region 33
Our Brigade Unit 4774 is a member of an association of over 30 churches with Brigade programs in the Western NY and Northern PA area. Our Regional Director is Scott Hairna. Check out the regional website: www.brigadeNYPA.com

Stockade is one of the many gender specific programs of Christian Service Brigade headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. Check out their website