Programmes for children, youth and young adults are coordinated by the Children and Youth Department (GJW). It encourages the young to actively participate in church and to encounter God. The GJW trains volunteers in the congregations, runs holiday camps, publishes study material and with its “Safe Church” campaign dedicated to the protection of children and youth. This work is done by the national headquarters of the GJW in Elstal together with the 12 GJWs of the regional associations.
... for all generations
In the BEFG congregations people of all age groups meet. The Union supports local churches in being available for each generation and, at the same time, providing fellowship across the generations.
The Union’s Family and Generations Area supports the interaction of generations in the BEFG. It coordinates programmes for families, women and the elderly and looks into the many facets of aging.
... for volunteers and congregations
The BEFG helps congregations and their pastors, deacons and other theological staff to grow in their work. As church life is always subject to change, advice from outside the congregation can be helpful.
The programmes of the Department for Ministers and Congregations are aimed specifically at the more than 900 ordained ministers and candidates for ordination as well as at the local churches within the BEFG.The Area Ordained Ministers takes care of all questions concerning the relationship of Union and paid staff, e.g. the placement in congregations. The Network “Congregational Consulting” supports the local churches in development processes and conflict.