Saturday, May 24, 2014

"Fatherless No More"

View the video

The initial installment of the Brigade Impact Series

Your involvement in and support of CSB is changing lives. The new "Brigade Impact Series is another way we are sharing some of this impact with you.

For leaders and other people supporting CSB in local churches this is a great resource to help others catch the vision of our ministry.

You can use these short video clips in a variety of settings: for promotion, leader recruitment, banquets, Brigade Sundays as well as in your CSB meetings.

The video in this edition features David Gregg.  Entitled, Fatherless No More you will hear how CSB filled the need in his life for father-figures to fill the gap left by his own father.

View the video

As we considering other topics for this series if you have an idea or a story to share please reply to the Brigade Connection.

The New CSB Portal

An online application set to revolutionize the lives of brigade leaders

The backbone and strength of Christian Service Brigade has always been the men who sacrifice blood sweat and tears to provide a vital context every week in which to disciple the boys who will soon join us as the next generation of Christian men.

Because we understand how important each leader is to this vital task, we are more focused than ever on providing creative, powerful, and practical tools to help you effectively execute what is often a very difficult task. We are really excited to be able to introduce you to one of our biggest initiatives yet ... The "CSB portal."  

The Portal is a dynamic tool designed to make your life as a CSB leader a lot easier. We hope to have an initial release this September and that will be just the beginning of a really powerful tool that will only get more powerful over time as we hear from you regarding what your needs are and progressively build tools into the portal to meet those practical needs.

Some of the early features will include
  • Check-in and attendance
  • Easy communication with your leaders, parents and youth
  • Access to resources like best practices, videos, and the CSB store

Interview: Bobby Seetaram

"I want to be a part of the great things God is doing"
We are excited to introduce our newest intern, Bobby Seetaram. As you will see from the following interview, Bobby is a passionate addition to our team.

Brigade Connection:
Bobby, thank you for taking time to chat with us. Tell us a little bit about yourself

Bobby: I'm from Rutherford, NJ and am a Senior at Liberty University. My intended major is Family and Child Development with a minor in Psychology. I expect to graduate this December. 

Brigade Connection: What's your experience with CSB?

Bobby: Growing up in Stockade and Battalion played an essential role in my growth towards manhood. When I was in high school I also spent three summers at CSB's Northern Frontier Camp in the New York Adirondack Mountains as a Kitchen Assistant, Lifeguard, and Camp Counselor.

Brigade Connection: Why you are interested in being a CSB intern? 

Bobby: There are a few things that caught my attention. First was the ability to better understand the role that Christian community based programs can have on the growth of young men and boys. Second, I am really excited to work with a well respected and close friend of mine Ron Rynd, the Northeast Regional Director for CSB. Finally, I believe that Christian Service Brigade is playing an essential role in completing the Great Commission; CSB is changing lives for Christ and I want to be a part of the great things God is doing in and through this ministry. 

Brigade Connection: What are your interests long term? 

Bobby: Last summer I had a chance to go to Nepal on a Missions Trip and it really inspired to minister to children. In the future I want to be a Social Worker for the State of New Jersey focusing on the foster care system. I see CSB as a great stepping stone to learn, grow, and to serve the Lord in this important area.

reVision Update May 2014

The Stockade reVISION is moving along with 9 additional modules in development by various men and leaders of CSB.

Two new Outpost Adventures, Swimming and Weather, have been recently released.

The Battalion revision, called INNOV8, has started with four distinct teams looking at current and past materials. One priority is to refresh the Herald of Christ for Men materials that will continue to challenge men to pursue the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 
If you have an area of competency in an interest area contact us for more information on how you can help:
(800) 815-5573