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.

HISTORY

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.

QUICK LINKS

Interested in starting your own girls ministry in your church?

STEP 1 

Contact your state coordinator or Church of God International Offices for an information packet.

STEP 2

Consult with your pastor for assistance in establishing leadership, especially in selecting mentors.

STEP 3

Involve your local Women’s Discipleship Ministries.  They may want to sponsor the club(s).

STEP 4

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.

STEP 5

Meet with Parents.  Encourage their support and cooperation.  Some may want to be prayer mothers.

STEP 6

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.

CLUBS

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Little Sweethearts

Preschool Ages 3-5
Scripture: “I am…wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14 NKJV
Pledge:  As a Little Sweetheart, I will do my best to learn God’s Word.
Motto:  I’m Special to God!
Flower:   Sweetheart Rose represents fervent enthusiasm.
Colors:  Lilac, Rose, White

Bluebelles

Grades 1-3
Scripture: “I am…wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14 NKJV
Pledge:  As a Blue Belle, I will try to do my best for Jesus at all times. I will let His love shine through me to others.
Motto:  Ringing Out God’s Love
Flower:  Bluebell
Colors:  Orange, Blue, White

Joy Belles

Grades 4-6
SCRIPTURE:
“I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way…I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.”
Psalm 101:2 NKJV
PLEDGE:
As a Joy Belle, I promise to be honest, cheerful, and kind; to be careful in what I think, what I say, and where I go; always doing my best for Jesus, because I love Him so!
MOTTO:
We serve Joyfully
FLOWER:
Daisy
COLORS:
Yellow, Green, White

Young Ladies Ministries

Grades 7-12
Scripture:  “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12 NKJV
Pledge:  I pledge to follow Christ in dedicated service, seeking to honor Him in thought, word and deed.
Motto: Reflecting His Image
Flower: Carnation
Colors: Pink, White, Purple