Welcome To Christian Endeavour, Ireland

Irish Christian Endeavour Union - an organisation which trains and equips today's young people to be tomorrow's church leaders. This site will tell you all about our organisation: our ethos, who we are, what we do and tell you all about what's going on at the moment throughout the country with our affiliated societies.

Our Facebook page is also a great way to see what C.E. Ireland has been getting up to!

About C.E.

Christian Endeavour (C.E.) is a non-denominational movement which seeks to teach and train its members for service in their local church through participation in regular meetings and by taking an active role in group work. Members are encouraged to take the C.E. promise, which promotes commitment to Christ, the local Church and fellow believers.

How Can C.E. Help My Church?

Getting new leaders in churches is difficult, but C.E. believe that the best way to build up the numbers and the ability of the leaders within your own church family, is to train your own.

C.E. is run under the Motto of 'For Christ and the Church' and on four Main Standards;
Confession of Christ | Service for Christ | Fellowship of Christ's people | Loyalty to Christ's Church

We here at C.E. Ireland are convinced that training our young people to serve the church, is the most effective way of sustaining the leadership within the Church, which is such an integral part of Church family life.

At Irish C.E. we have our own Training Convenor, who would be glad to speak with you, advise you on how to start up as C.E. Society and could also come to you and provide training and perhaps even help you run your first meeting. Please contact your local society or use the contact section at the bottom of this page.

Getting Involved

Irish Christian Endeavour (C.E.) is run locally throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. C.E. is broken down into different age brackets to help accommodate for everyone, depending on your local C.E. To find your local C.E. and the group that would most suit you (or someone you know), please contact us.

Juniors

Children in Junior CE are trained to take part in and be responsible for their own weekly meeting. This meeting offers an action packed programme in which they “learn by doing”. By this the children are fully involved in the planning, preparing for and the actual participation of the meeting.

Young Peoples

Young Peoples in C.E. follows on from Junior C.E.. The young people are trained to take their endeavour further and to take an active role in what they believe. This meeting offers young people the chance to meet and grow closer as a group but also to deepen their beliefs.

Seniors/Comrades

Seniors in Ireland are referred to as Comrades of Endeavour. They are groups of people that have served Christian Endeavour faithfully over the years and still wish to have an association with the Movement. They meet regularly together in their various societies.

Abanna

Christian Endeavour Project 2017/18

During 2017-2018, Irish CE is supporting Abaana as our Missionary Project. Abaana is a local Christian charity, based in Bangor, Co. Down, which has been working for almost 20 years in Uganda.

Abaana, who aim to bring hope to the children of Africa, use education as a means of helping children and their families escape poverty. They have built 13 primary schools across Uganda and continue to support these schools and their communities, providing education for over 4000 children. Abaana also provide sponsorship for over 1650 children, making it possible to them to attend school, as well as rescuing children who have been living rough on the street.

Abaana have put together a pack of 4 lessons, giving Juniors and Young People an insight into what life is really like for so many people in Uganda, and the effect that poverty has on individuals and their families. It includes videos and PowerPoint resources, as well as ideas for games and activities. Please do make use of this great resource with your society (contact the CE Office if you would like to receive a pack).

The team from Abaana would also love to come to visit groups to share more about their work – contact the Abaana office on 028 9145 1918, or info@abaana.org for more information.

www.abaana.org

Events

Young Peoples Camp

Young People's Camp is a week long camp held annually each year in July. Please check out our Facebook page for more details about our next camp.

Junior Camp

Junior camp is a week long camp held annually in July. Please contact your local C.E. society or our office regarding our next camp.

National Award Scheme

The children work at a number of tasks ranging from Bible Knowledge to Practical Christian Living, and receive credit for each one successfully completed. Badges and certificates are awarded at the different levels ie Bronze, Silver, Gold.

C.E. Convention

The 104th Irish CE convention will be held in Ballygawley Presbyterian Church 21st & 22nd September 2018. Guest Speaker will be Rev. Andrew Falkner from Sloan Street Presbyterian Church Lisburn. Each year we hold an annual Convention, check out our Facebook page to see some pictures from last years.