GM's GIRLS MINISTRY
What is Girls Ministries?
Girls Ministries is about intentional outreach and Christian discipleship for girls. We provide resources to help churches and individuals teach girls biblical truths that will help them learn to make God-pleasing decisions.
Girls Ministries Tagline
her heart ... her world ... His purpose
To see every girl moving toward a deep relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to empower girls to realize their importance and potential in the kingdom of God.
We seek a future where girls and leaders — through mentoring and discipleship — form lasting, life-changing friendships.
Holy Spirit guidance
A servant ministry
Teamwork and cooperation
To help the local church to reach every girl in its community by providing ministry options - award-based programs adaptable to each church's needs, non award-based curriculum, special evangelistic resources.
To provide training materials that will prepare leaders for the clubroom environment as well as changes in society.
To connect leaders through electronic media - website and moderated broadcast e-mail services.
To provide resources to involve parents in their daughters' spiritual journeys.
Future developments - printed and web parenting and social concerns resources.
Why just for girls?
Gender specific ministry is crucial for developing girls into women of God. Girls are faced with so much confusion and temptation in their daily lives, but in a setting catered to girls they can connect with each other and an older mentor who can invest in them through Bible study and activities and help them grow in their faith and discover the answers to the questions they face. Research shows girls learn more quickly and deeply when they are taught by a role model. Girls need a real-life example. When a girl understands what it means to be a godly woman, she aspires to the design that God intended. A single-gender classroom has many benefits, but the greatest of these is for a girl to feel safe and secure in her discovery of who God intended her to be.
Rainbows Preschool children ages 2-4
Noah’s Ark provides an exciting theme for the Bible stories, crafts, full-color activity pages, and games for this preschool club. Rainbows add colorful animal badges to their vests as they complete requirements for the achievement program. Units can be completed in 4 weeks. Only nine units need to be completed each year.
As a Rainbow, I will be a good helper, pleasing Jesus every day.
Rainbows are helpers.
We are... helpers.
2 Corinthians 1:24, KJV
Green and white, which stand for growth and purity.
Daisies - Kindergarten Girls
Daisies earn colorful badges depicting these club characters as they complete requirements for the achievement program. Four-week units allow visitors to fit in right away. Club sponsors and girls select the nine units they want to complete during the year.
As a Daisy I will be happy, good, and helpful, letting my light shine for Jesus.
Daisies tell about Jesus.
Let your light ... shine.
Matthew 5:16, NIV
Yellow and white, which stand for light and purity.
Prims First- and Second-Grade Girls
Megan, Carmen, Kim, and Tonya guide Prims through life-application stories as the girls learn biblical principles. The Discovery Box stores lesson-related objects to be displayed during lesson time to make learning even more fun. Prims earn colorful badges depicting these club characters as they complete requirements for the achievement program. Units can be completed in 4 weeks. Only 18 units need to be completed in 2 years.
As a Prim, I will be careful of what I say, where I go, and what I do; trying always to be my very best for the Lord Jesus, because I love Him.
I will be kind and thoughtful.
Be kind... to one another.
Ephesians 4:32, NIV
Pink and white, which stand for kindness and purity
Stars - Third- through Fifth-Grade Girls
Girls make their way up the Stairway of the Stars achievement program as they complete units in the four worlds: The World of Truth (basic Christian doctrine), The World Around You (missions), The World About You (activities), and The World Within You (character development). Memorization, projects, and Bible reading are all a part of completing the achievement program as an Honor Star. Four-week units are supplemented with projects and Adventures.
Having accepted Jesus as my savior, I will follow him in services, in testimony, in attitude, and in relationships; striving always to glorify my Lord as a Star.
I will follow Jesus.
Teach me Your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name. I will praise You... with all my heart; I will glorify Your name forever.
Psalm 86:11,12, NIV
Blue and white, which stand for loyalty and purity.
Friends - Sixth- through Eighth-Grade
Girls Friends Club provides discussion-oriented lessons to continue the Titus 2 principle of women mentoring young girls. Topics of study include the sanctity of life, accountability, commitment to Christ, life-controlling problems, purity, and choices. Units are made up of six lessons. Projects and Adventures add to each unit. The completion of unit requirements and Bible reading make a girl eligible to be a Friends Graduate.
As Friends, we will be committed to Jesus Christ our Lord, Christian values, family, friends, and church; promising to encourage and provide accountability to one another.
Pledge to the Girls Clubs Flag
Pledge to the Girls Clubs Flag I pledge allegiance to the girls clubs flag and to the ministry for which it stands; girls united in Christian living, in witnessing, in service, in missions, and in love for others.
We are committed to God.
Your hearts must be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by his decrees and obey His commands.
1 Kings 8:61, NIV
Purple and white, which stand for commitment and purity.