As the coordinator of Girls' Ministries on the local level, you carry a tremendous load. This is to help you stay on course as you navigate the high seas of Girls' Ministries. If you are in the beginning stages of developing a ministry, for example, you and your "crew" may be trying to determine whether or not you should use the weekly discipleship program recommended by IPHC Girls' Ministries. However, if staff and funding are low, you may be asking how else you might have a ministry to girls in your church and community. Monthly focus ideas along with the Ideas Packet are great tools for Girls' Ministries leaders, whether using the girls club curriculum or not.
When you are operating the girls' clubs as an achievement-based program, there will be a lot of paperwork for you and your sponsors, especially when the girls are working on honor status. We will address these issues from time to time as well.
Many of the items available on this page will be PDF files–or will point you to PDF files–for you to download and print. You'll need Adobe Reader to open these files. Clicking on the specific title of each description below will either take you to a page with further information or will download the appropriate file.
January Focus: Baby Hope Club is a year-round ministry to benefit the young mothers-to-be at The Royal Home in Salemburg, North Carolina. Sanctity of Human Life (SOHL) Week falls in January around the landmark date of Roe vs. Wade. This makes the month of January a great time to emphasize Baby Hope Club in the local church.
February Focus: Pursuit of Purity. IPHC Girls' Ministries encourages the local church to join forces with parents, the youth group, and Royal Rangers to combat the issues of purity head on! Found in his second letter to the church at Thessolonica, Paul's admonition still sends a strong message to today's youth: "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity" (I Timothy 4:12 NIV). Today's culture, however, sends a completely different message to our youth. Our youth are encouraged to do what feels good. They are bombarded with messages and programming that stand in stark contrast to what Paul says God expects from us. To read more, click here.
Idea Packet for Girls' Ministries: While the girls club concept is one discipleship method for ministering to girls in the local church, we realize that it may not be possible for all churches to follow this plan. However, ministry to girls is more important today than ever. Local churches who choose not to use the girls' clubs curriculum should still endeavor to implement a ministry to girls. The GM office has prepared ideas for monthly meetings for you to use. Click here to download the GM Idea Packet.
Parent Previews: Here, you will find PDF files to help you promote the girls' clubs. One file highlights all six clubs while the others highlight each individual club. These are great for distributing at a neighborhood event, in a church newcomer's packet, or at the beginning of the Girls' Ministries year in September). They can be copied as needed. These pages are a living document which reflects the names, colors, and mission statements. Click here to download the Preview Packet.