Each week, you look at the girls in your church, and you dream about the opportunity to make a bigger impact in their lives. You envision a team of women coming alongside you, investing their time and talents to help teenage girls discover how beautiful and valuable they truly are. You imagine groups of girls gathering to talk about their life experiences and offering support and encouragement to one another. You picture moms and daughters experiencing healed relationships and new beginnings.
It's just a dreamŃfor now. But you can turn that dream into reality with the tools, tips, and training you'll find in Girls Ministry from Start To Finish.
This resource is divided into two parts.
Part 1: The Strategy
Who will lead your girls ministry? How will you structure it? How will it benefit your church? What impact can you have on the girls in your congregation and community? This section takes you from "big picture" thinking all the way to hitting the ground running.
Part 2: The Tools and Resources
This includes stuff that will save you tons of times: event ideas, sample Bible studies, and suggestions for curriculum. Use them as-is or customize them for your ministry. They're all yours. We've also tossed in some extra training resources on the challenges facing girls in today's culture that you can distribute to your leaders. You're welcome.
Unlock the passion and potential of your young women by launching a girls ministry committed to spiritual health, personal growth, and biblical definitions of beauty and character. It's a great way to serve the girls in your churchŃand an incredible opportunity to have an impact on the girls in your community. And nothing will help you get one started quicker than Girls Ministry from Start To Finish.
Rebecca Bradford is the director of girls ministry at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Texas. She is passionate about serving in the local church and helping guide teenage girls to healthy, growing relationships with Christ. Rebecca's husband, Greg, serves along with her as the high school pastor at Lake Pointe Church. They keep busy at home raising two handsome boys named Jacob and Judson.
Meghan Charles-Goad is the girls minister at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. Seeing teenage girls dedicate their lives and their service to Christ is the driving force behind her passion and her ministry in the local church. Meghan is a newlywed who enjoys spending time with her husband, John, who serves with her in the Green Acres Student Ministry.
Kristy Lohr has a master's degree in psychology and counseling and is licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Texas. She works as the director of crisis services for the state mental health authority in a six-county region. Kristy is married to Tim and lives in Temple, Texas, with their four-legged children (two dogs and two cats).