REGIONAL YOUTH & DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY
Bishop Garfield Wilson
Regional Youth & Discipleship Director
YOUTH AND DISCIPLESHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rev. Carlos Araujo, Rev. Eric Turgott, Rev. Damion Riley, Bishop Garfield Wilson (Regional Youth & Discipleship Director),Bishop Dr. D. Ron Binda (Administrative Bishop); Bishop Bandele Ola, Rev Janet Paige-Downer and Bishop Ishtiaq Samuel Gill. Absent: Rev. Natoya Hylton
"Then our sons in their youth will be like a well-nurtured and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace… ....Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord."
"For teens and children to radically commit their lives to Christ and make wise choices; to become mentors and develop authentic friendships with their peers who are following Jesus; encourage open trust and communication with parents for God’s intentions and blessings to be manifested in the fullest measure."
"Youth World Evangelism Action 2023"
- to provide resources for pastors, youth leaders, children’s leaders, young adult leaders, volunteer workers, or anyone interested in ministering to youth or children. Such resources can be found here or by calling our department.
Other opportunities for resourcing and connecting come through our various ministries provided throughout the year for your local church’s youth and children’s ministry.
Ministry events such as PowerZONE, Winterfest, Kid’s SONfest, Youth Camps, Youth & Children’s Leaders Training Seminars, Girls Clubs, Teen Talent, and Junior Talent are designed to positively impact you and your church.
We believe that God has called us to invest in the next generation of youth and to teach them the doctrines and disciplines of the Christian faith. To enable them to fulfill their God-given purpose and to ignite them with a passion. To love the lost, equip them for life, relationships, service and leadership.
GIRL'S DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRIES
Girl's Ministries Coordinator
Girls Ministries is an outreach of the Department of Youth and Discipleship to assist the local church in mentoring girls on their journey as Jesus Christ followers. Since our inception, Girls Ministries endeavors to provide club-based curricula (and more) that employs relevant, life-applicable lessons according to God’s Word. The result is thousands of young lives flourishing into spiritually pure, strong and dedicated women.
WHAT ARE GIRL'S CLUBS?
These Clubs were created for the purpose of:
✓ Developing personal character, abilities and skills
✓ Discovering ways to serve others
✓ Providing Christian fellowship and recreation
✓ Winning peers for Christ
Things you should know before getting your club organized:
- Never be alone with a child.
- Make sure there are at least two women in every classroom.
- If possible make sure there are hall monitors at all times to monitor people entering and leaving your building.
- Make sure you know the history of the adults you have teaching.
- If a child ever reports any type of abuse it is your responsibility to report it to the pastor or higher authorities.
- Never be alone with a child. It is not your job to prove it, but it is your job to report it to the authorities.
- Always make sure before going on any outing you have permission slips signed and notarized.
GET CLUB ORGANIZED
- Lessons – Always have a lesson planned with activities.
- Room organization – Keeping things organized helps you be able to find things quickly.
- Keep records on your students and a log of weekly class activities. Always contact students if they miss over one week.
- Find out if your club is chartered. Your State/Regional GM Coordinator or International GM Coordinator will know if no one at church does.
- If you are doing something special or need parents to know something, always send home notes.
- Never assume children will remember important events.
- Get started on your Mentor Enrichment Training Course. This can be done in one day, or over a couple of months.
- Adjust materials, ages, and programs to fit your church’s needs.
- Subscribe to Insight magazine online at www.girlsministries.org.
- Find out if your state has online reporting. If not, get a report form from the state office, or you can download a copy from the website: www.girlsministries.org under reports. Perhaps email this info to your State Coordinator.
START A PRAYER MOTHER PROGRAM
They learn how NOT to be reliable if you are often absent.
They learn how NOT to be punctual if you are often late.
They learn how NOT to care if you do not care enough to be prepared.
They learn how NOT to be forthright when they hear you gossiping.
Judge each day NOT by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant!
“Train up a child in the way he (she) should go, and when he (she) is old
he (she) will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
“One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts” Psalm 145:4
- Endeavor to keep my own spiritual life so that it will be an example to my girls in Christian testimony, conversation and prayer.
- Aim to lead all my students who are unsaved to accept Christ as their personal Savior and to make the spiritual life of my students my chief concern, in order to lead them into a fuller life of spiritual growth.
- Carefully prepare my lesson and make each session a matter of prayerful concern, presenting the doctrines of my church with conviction and honesty. At the same time, I will be considerate of the convictions of others.
- Attend all the services I can at my church and encourage my students to do likewise.
- Strive to live up to my responsibility in being prompt to class (15 minutes before class begins), and to contact absentees before the following club meeting time.
- Aspire to be cordial in welcoming new students and visitors to my class and see they are recognized.
- Pledge my regular attendance at meetings for the promotion of Girls Ministries and to take advantage of any training course offered (i.e., METC, training opportunities, etc.).
- Notify the local Girls Ministries coordinator (or appropriate person in charge) if at any time I am unable to attend my class.
- Be subject to the authorities of church leadership/Girls Ministries with the understanding that my appointment may be changed at any time.
- Pledge by the help of God, my whole-hearted efforts in serving Him in Girls Ministries.
GIRL'S MINISTRIES REPORTING
- Report by the 5th of each month.
- Make sure to list all service and social projects.