The framework within which Christian Endeavour works is as follows:- 1. Weekly Meeting In this weekly “do it yourself” style meeting, the members are allocated various jobs, ie taking turns to chair the meeting, read from the Bible, take part in praying, present missionary news,deliver a short talk,use musical talents , do craft work and drama. The style of each meeting will vary depending on the age and maturity of the members but the key words are Variety and Participation. 2. Covenant/Promise All CE Members are encouraged to take a Promise. There is an Active Members/Christians Promise and a Members Promise for those who have yet to trust in Christ. 3. Promise Night Once a month there is a special time set aside within the meeting at which the members are reminded of the Promises they have made, encouraged to consider whether they have been keeping them, and given an opportunity to renew them. 4. Group Activity This is an important part of the Training and Participation elements of Christian Endeavour as it allows each member, assisted by the Leaders to serve in one of a small number of groups which take responsibility for the various aspects of the Society, for example:-
Depending on Jesus Christ at all times and in God’s strength, I promise Him that I will serve Him with all my heart. I will endeavour to read my Bible and pray every day and will support the work of my own church. I will attend CE as often as I can and will take part in the meeting as God calls me to.
Its Monday (or whatever day) night, its Junior C.E. It’s the place I want to be, I learn about God, I’ll be quiet and good, I’ll behave like a CE member should.
With God’s help, I’ll try to do all that He would want me to, I’ll pray and read the Bible each day and live my life the Christian way, I’ll join in at Junior CE and trust that Jesus will shine through me.