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:
I. BIBLE STUDY
PART A: Bible Exploration – Applying Scripture
PART B: Bible Memorization
PART C: Bible Doctrine
II. SERVICE INVOLVEMENT (Do 2 of 3)
PART A: Cross Cultural Ministry Project
PART B: Church Ministry Project
PART C: Community Service Project
PART A: Christian Character – 7 Points of Valor
PART B: Interview with CSB Regional Director
IV. HERALD OF CHRIST ESSAY