Each guideline for a weekly session follows the same layout and always provides many
opportunities for Junior participation as CE aims to train young people to actively
take part in their Christian meeting.
Each week there is provided a ‘Plan’, ‘To prepare’ and ‘Programme’. As a Leader
this must be prepared a week in advance so that elements of the programme can be
allocated to individuals to prepare for the following week. The Leader must always
be a week ahead!
TO PREPARE details the elements which need to be prepared by the Juniors or the Leader.
As the Juniors become more confident, most of the programme should be done by them.
A CE Leader oversees and encourages others to take part and praises a job well done.
The CHAIRPERSON’S PLAN need not be adhered to rigidly as you, the leader, may feel
your Juniors need a lighter programme with some more active games or art work etc.,
or the activity needs adapting to their needs. The time allowed has also to be
considered and perhaps you will need to cut out some of the items. The order of
items, however, does have a progression and should be used in the given order.
Many topics are included in the AWARD SCHEME resources under four headings: Christian
Endeavour; Christian Living; Reaching Out; Bible.
PROGRAMME gives information for other elements of the programme, explaining items
in more detail.