About Girls Ministries.
Girls Ministries is an outreach of the Department of Youth and Discipleship to assist the local church in mentoring girls on their journey as Christ followers. Since our inception in 1969, Girls Ministries endeavors to provide club-based curricula (and more) that employs relevant, life-applicable lessons according to God’s Word. The result is thousands of young lives flourishing into spiritually pure, strong and dedicated women.
The International Department of Women’s Ministries had a passion and vision to minister to and train young women as the scripture admonishes in Titus 2:3-5. Because of this vision, Young Ladies Ministries (YLM) was created in 1969. As YLM grew, so did its scope to effectively reach younger girls through a clubs format: Joy Belles (1974), Bluebelles (1984) and Little Sweethearts (2002).
These clubs are the result of lifetimes given by dedicated women who cared enough to share their time, energy and special abilities: coordinators, mentors, prayer mothers, pastor’s wives and laywomen who have diligently worked to disciple girls for Christ.
International Girls Ministries strives to meet the increasing need and demand for relevant, Word-based materials under the direction of the International Youth and Discipleship Department. This club-based curricula (and more) is available to assist the local church in mentoring girls on their journey as Christ followers.
How to Begin.
Contact your state coordinator or Church of God International Offices for an information packet.
Consult with your pastor for assistance in establishing leadership, especially in selecting mentors.
Involve your local Women’s Discipleship Ministries. They may want to sponsor the club(s).
Review and order the material. Estimate the number of girls participating in each club and prepare an order form for curriculum and charters from the International Youth and Discipleship Department. Submit for pastor’s approval. Material should be ordered at least one month in advance to make adequate preparations.
Meet with Parents. Encourage their support and cooperation. Some may want to be prayer mothers.
You are ready to begin! Keep your clubs meetings fun and consistent! Allow the girls plenty of time to share, and give individual attention to each one. Remember, the curriculum exists only to help you minister more effectively! Don’t forget to report to your state coordinator by the 5th of each month—report forms can be downloaded from this website.
How Does a Club Become Chartered? In order for a group to become chartered, please fill out the Charter Request Form below and submit online. Please indicate how many membership cards you will need for your club(s). Membership cards will be mailed to the address given. Once your request is submitted, it will be processed by the International Girls Ministries Department and mailed to your State/Regional Coordinator. She will sign your charter and mail it to you. Please ask your pastor to sign it as well. Charter certificates are suitable for framing and display. The church’s name, chartering date, and assigned number are on the certificate, as well as the signatures of the International Girls Ministries Coordinator, the State/Regional Girls Ministries Coordinator and the Pastor.