- Central Ontario
- Southern Alberta
What is an Auxiliary?
TBS Auxiliaries are local committees of the Society which work towards the fulfilment of the Society’s Aim in their local regions. The activities of these auxiliaries vary, but typically they seek to promote local Scripture distribution
and support for the Society. Several auxiliaries hold public meetings for worship, prayer and/or information sharing. Some are particularly active in the distribution of God’s Word into schools, prisons, care homes, military establishments
and other places in their local areas. Some auxiliaries purchase advertising space to display the Word of God in prominent public places.
Auxiliary Public Activities
The aim of each auxiliary is to distribute God's holy Word as much as possible throughout the local region.
Each Auxiliary is unique in how they promote Scripture verses. Some Auxiliary's display posters at railway stations, shopping centres, billboards and public transit systems.
Auxiliaries hold annual meetings to share with local supporters the work that has been done in their region. These meetings are usually followed by a sermon or devotional address on the work and witness of the Society.
Most Auxiliaries hold annual or semi-annual prayer meetings to ask the Almighty God for help distributing the Scriptures and that He would continue to provide open doors and receptive hearts in the community.
A few of the Auxiliaries create newsletters and reports for local supporters discussing in more detail the work and needs of the Auxiliary.
Each auxiliary is led by a body of volunteers who are fully supportive of the Society’s principles and who form a committee to prayerfully oversee the work, supporting the Society as it seeks to operate as a handmaid to the churches.
A William Jay Devotional
'Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain'
There are few so situated and limited, as not to have some opportunities and influences by which they may be useful, and in much greater degree than they are aware of, if they will seize them with simplicity, and diligence, and prayer. The talents of
men are various; but the servant who has only one talent will be condemned if he wraps it up in a napkin. When we cannot do much individually, we can do something by joining with others, and recommending and aiding those institutions which aim at
the diffusion of the cause of Christ. We cannot translate the Scriptures into other tongues; but we can circulate them. We are not at liberty to go abroad ourselves; but we can be fellow-helpers to the truth, by contributing to missions ...
What should induce us to hold forth the word of life? Interest. The regard we pay to the Gospel will bless ourselves; for, like its Author, it says, Them that honour me I will honour [1 Samuel 2.30]. We seldom labour in vain in this work; but if our efforts
should prove successless, in some way or other they will return into our own bosom. The most respected and the most happy Christians are the unselfish, the active, the fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.
Benevolence. The Gospel is not only wonderful, but all-important. It is the Gospel of our salvation. It is the bread, the water of life. For dying souls it is the only remedy. It has done more already for even the public welfare of nations than all the
civil institutions of men: and by this alone will the wilderness and solitary place be made glad, and the desert rejoice, and blossom as the rose.1
1. William Jay, Morning Exercises for The Closet: Every Day of the Year, ninth edition, vol 2 (London: Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1835) pp. 182-183.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 1.17