How flexible is the Girls Ministries curriculum?
Girls Ministries is built on a rich heritage that empowers godly women with the tools to effectively disciple girls in their local church. This foundation has remained the same through the generations, though the methods required to reach the different ages changes.
Our curriculum outlines a widely accepted model that leverages recognition for achieving different levels of growth throughout the time spent in the ministry. Many girls and churches love to leverage these tools to show the progress the girls are making during their time in the ministry. These leaders keep discipleship the focus but have a lot of fun showcasing the different achievements of the girls.
Some churches find the girls are far more interested in the relationships with the godly women than they are in receiving recognition for what they have achieved. Though our leader resources provide the roadmap for recognition, church leaders are encourage to modify the approach as they see fit in order to provide a quality discipleship ministry for every girl.
Should your church choose not to recognize girls for their achievements, simply use the discipleship components that are provided and ignore any instructions related to reviews, uniforms, and badges.
Below are some of the amazing ways churches choose to use this curriculum:
- Small Group: Allows for advertising of special interest topics. It also allows an opportunity to delve into one topic, related topics, or treat the group like a traditional club going through each unit's subtopics.
- Sunday School: This setting allows for study and optional charted achievement. This setting can work well when midweek options are not possible.
- Ministry Breakout Groups: Use the curriculum as a guide to open discussion and scriptural insight. Treat the activity page or journal work as optional.
- After-School Program: Practical and applicable to un-churched girls, or girls whose schedules work best after school.
- Home School Co-Op: This setting provides an opportunity to teach character-building and explore Christian education. This also allows home-schooled girls to enjoy time with other girls that girls in private or public school receive.
- One-on-One Mentoring: An established and defined discussion guide to open doors for mentoring and training.
- Weekend Retreats: Allows leaders to delve into specific topics and invite guest speakers, add fun features, and engage in discussion breakout groups.