Welcome to Brixton JAYS
The Brixton Junior Adventist Youth Society or Brixton JAYS for short is the Junior Youth Ministry of the Brixton SDA Church. Brixton JAYS comprises of fully functional Adventurer Club, Pathfinder Club, a Teen Leadership Training Program & Drum Corps, all led by a Senior Club Director and a team of Invested or training MasterGuides.
Pathfinders & Adventurers are a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organisation.
Brixton JAYS is run by an executive, chaired by the Senior Club Director and Deputy Director who are elected by the Church. The Executive comprises
The Adventurer Ministry was created to assist parents in their important responsibilities as a child’s primary teacher and evangeliser. The Ministry aims to strengthen the parent/child relationship and to further the child’s development in spiritual, physical, mental, and social areas. Through the Adventurer Ministry, the church, home, and school can work together with the parent to develop a mature, happy child.
The Adventurer Club gives children an opportunity to belong to an organized peer group. It is open to children aged 4 to 9 and their parents. The programming and planning for Adventurers are simple and short, but creative. Parental involvement provides opportunities for parents to participate in the learning experience.
One of the main Adventurer Club objectives is to provide a meaningful and exciting experience as the children look forward with anticipation to someday being Pathfinders.
Pathfinder Club is open to children aged 10 to 15 and offers a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:
- Camping & camping/survival skills
- Age-appropriate leadership training
- Activities promoting community pride & involvement through outreach activities such as helping in soup kitchens, collecting food for the disadvantaged, cleaning & maintaining city and borough parks, visiting and encouraging the elderly, and MANY more
- Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational, and outreach areas, with awards (honours) given for successful completion of the interactive training modules
Teen Leadership Training (TLT)
A leader is a person who directs, guides, influences, and controls the thoughts, feelings, and behaviour of others to a particular end. Leadership makes a difference. To be effective leaders, we must influence others to think and act, as well as to follow. We must set an example that others “choose” to follow. The secret to eliciting that choice is the very essence of leadership.
The TLT program is designed to challenge and empower the teen Pathfinder with new and increased responsibilities while allowing them the security of doing so in a place they know and love. The TLT experience will assist the Pathfinder teen to form adult-Pathfinder relationships as an expression of their developing identity as teenagers.
The TLT program is a 4-year course that the teen starts in the Voyager Pathfinder Class. Completion of this program prepares the teen for Masterguide Training.
The Drum Corp
The Brixton Drumliners are the DrumCorps of Brixton JAYS & Brixton Senior Youth Ministry. Established in 2007, as a response to a challenge by the Pathfinders of that year, this Drum Ministry has come together to not only unify the youth and children of Brixton and its community, its true mission is to bring people closer to God through Music. We strive to instil discipline and responsibility in our Corps Members and to serve as a learning platform for outreach within the Lambeth Community. The Drum Corp is open to anyone aged 10 and above including adults.