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The Herald Of Christ

Our Ministry’s Top Recognition

Many organizations that emphasize an achievement process have a top honor to recognize those who have dedicated themselves to the organization and it’s program. Our top honor is called the “Herald of Christ.” The “HOC” is both an internship process and the award given to the young man who after completing all of the requirements looks to be, in the eyes of his HOC committee, a genuine herald of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Herald of Christ, then, is the pinnacle of 15 years of discipleship in which a young man is prepared to lead courageously as a servant leader and speak with confidence about his faith and God’s Word with the understanding that it is his legacy to influence all generations.

A young man cannot begin the steps to receive this honor until he is 16 and must complete it before his 21st birthday. We require the minimum age of 16 because we believe that by that time a young man will have been buffeted by the winds of temptation and the world enough to begin to reveal his level of commitment, not to Christian Service Brigade, but to Christ and His kingdom.

Below, in brief, are the requirements for and the expected outcomes from completing the Herald of Christ internship:

Laying the Foundation:

Prior to starting the Herald of Christ internship a young man must also have completed the entire Battalion discipleship program of Explorer, Trailblazer, Guide, One star, Two star, and Three Star. By doing so he will have been equipped and demonstrated a life founded on biblical knowledge, disciplines, and leadership. You can see a description of the Battalion program as well as the expected outcomes by looking over our Battalion web page.

The knowledge and skills developed through the Adventure Trails and Leadership Trails materials lay the foundation upon which the Herald of Christ internship then begins.

The Herald Of Christ Internship:

(This is a brief introduction to the Herald of Christ process and is not meant to take the place of the official internship guide.)

If by the time the young man has completed the foundation laying prerequisites, is at least 16, and is evidencing the fruit of Christ’s work in his life, the Herald of Christ internship can begin.The process is guided by an HOC committee. The Internship includes the following:

For each chapter he must identify two discoveries, highlights or truths and discuss this with his mentor. A short written summary of his discoveries for each book is required as well.

– Deuteronomy
– Judges
– Ruth
– Proverbs
– Hebrews
– 1,2,3 John

The young man will meet with a member of his church staff for formal study in the doctrine of his church. We believe that it is important that Christian leaders understand doctrine but we recognize that our role is to come alongside the local church. We, therefore, hand-off this vital doctrine component to the young man’s local congregation.

This period of doctrinal study is followed by a written report summarizing the doctrinal study submitted to his HOC committee.

The young man must choose, and with the help of his Herald of Christ Committee, organize a church related ministry project that will be challenging to him. This could be teaching a Sunday school class, serving as a junior counselor at camp, or organizing a missions trip for instance.
The young man must also engage in a leadership or service project in the community for at least three months. This too should be challenging to the young man and is designed to emphasize the important role that Christians are to play in the community in which God has placed them.
In addition to the scripture committed to memory in his prerequisite work he must also memorize:

– Romans 8:38-39
– 1 John 3:2
– Isaiah 40:28-31
– John 14:21

And two of the following passages:

– Psalm 37:1-9
– Isaiah 53:1-6
– Romans 5:1-8
– Ephesians 2:1-7
– 1 Timothy 3:1-7

If at the end of this process the young man continues to evidence the fruit of Christ in his life and has shown himself to be a Herald of Christ within the gifts and abilities God has granted to him, then he will become one of only about 800 young men to have received this honor in the 80 year history of our organization.

More Herald Resources

List Of Heralds

Herald of Christ Registry

You can see a list of Herald’s on the HOC registry. Take a peak … you may actually find someone you know!



Register as A Herald

Stay Connected To CSB

If you are a Herald Of Christ recipient and are not officially registered please take a moment to do so to stay connected withe the Brigade ministry.

Interested in Starting?

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If the HOC internship is interesting to you simply contact us so we can have one of our regional directors connect with you to see if this is a good fit.
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HOC Booklet

This Booklet Contains all of the Details

You can Purchase the HOC Booklet which guides you through each step of the HOC process.



HOC For Men

The Booklet contains all the details

See the benefit of the HOC but are over 19? We designed the “HOC for Men” so adult men can pursue the life changing HOC process.

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