Welcome to 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.
International Girl’s Ministries Coordinator
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.
Mentor Enrichment Training Course (METC)
This manual is an excellent self-study course for all mentors (counselors), though not required. The METC program will assist with some of the unique challenges that ministry to girls presents.
Prayer Mother’s Program.
A Prayer Mother Program was developed for the purpose of mentoring girls. With this ministry, a Christian woman is paired with a club member and they covenant to pray daily for each other. Through this relationship, a bond of love and trust is developed and generational barriers may be prevented. This mentoring ministry can be expanded to include young boys with Christian male role models. The opportunity for blessings and life-changing benefits for youth and adults are unbelievably enormous! When prayer is woven tightly into the program from the beginning, the potential for success will be assured. Our children deserve all the caring, teaching, and training we can give them.