Children’s ministry has been a part of my life for almost ten years, starting as a volunteer in the nursery in my church in Atlanta, Georgia, and now in children’s church and Girls Ministry with JCC. Through the Girls Ministry, I have been watching the girls grow in their relationship with God, and it has been thrilling to watch. I have been blessed with the relationships I have cultivated with the girls, and I am very proud with their accomplishments. I have been a leader for Rainbows and Prims and still co-lead the Stars Club. It has been a true honor to watch the girls accomplish so much through the Honor programs and see these girls receive recognition for their efforts over the past few years. I kept feeling God pulling me toward these young girls, and as a mother of two boys, I now feel like I have the opportunity to pour into spiritual daughters.
Preschool children ages 3 and up
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.
For kindergarten girls
Darcy, Diana, and Dorie (paper dolls) help Daisies make life applications from the Bible stories and principles they learn. 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.
For 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.
For 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.
For 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.
Girls Only Club
For ninth- through twelfth-grade girls
Girls Only Club gives girls a place to grow in God. Discussion-oriented units include women in ministry, college and career, truth, dating, pro-life vs. pro-choice, and attitude. Six-lesson units are complemented with projects and Adventures. Completion of unit requirements and Bible reading make a girl eligible to be a Girls Only Graduate.