GEMS Girls' Club is a place to belong - a club just for girls - where girls are welcomed into a community of mentors and peers who genuinely care about them. At GEMS, girls in third through seventh grade are welcomed into a vibrant community of mentors and peers who genuinely care about them. GEMS is the perfect place for the girls to learn and discover who God created them to be. It's a fun and safe environment for them to learn about God, His Word, and His world.
GEMS is an acronym for Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior. Our vision is to see girls around the world actively and enthusiastically expressing love for God and others. GEMS' mission is to bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.
Girls who participate in the club are organized into grade-based small groups with one leader (counselor) for every six to eight girls. GEMS meet every other Wednesday from Oct-May from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Each year, a scripture passage is selected and a theme is developed around that scripture to make the passage come alive for the girls. Bible studies, service projects, crafts, games, and other fun activities are created to teach the truth of God's Word that is found in the theme. This year's verse is:
"I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you" John 15:15
Loneliness has been named an epidemic. It's impacting our health and our girls. When girls understand that they are friended by God Almighty, it impacts everything. No matter how a girl feels or what her peers say or do, the capital 'T' Truth is that our great God initiates the relationship and calls her friend! From the fullness of His selfless, perfect love, girls discover what it means to be "One Another" friends who love one another, serve one another, pray for one another, accept one another and are kind to one another.